Retail Insider roadtests the festive sandwich: Part Three

Retail Insider has been waiting patiently all year to eat the overpriced meat feasts in red packaging otherwise known as the ‘festive’ sandwich. But, as all right-thinking people know, Christmas definitely would not be Christmas without the chance to blow your entire day’s calorie count every lunchtime in December and more and more retailers are now getting in on the act. But quality varies. Considerably. So who better to wade through the stuffing, cranberry and pigs in blankets on your behalf than our illustrious and selfless team. No need to thank us.

Sainsburys: Turkey with pigs under blankets


Whose is this then? Sainsbury’s.

First impressions? There’s no stuffing! Seriously. C’mon folks. A complete pig and turkey meat feast.

Second impressions? It is a nice sausage but it does overpower the poor old bird.

How is it on the calorie front? Don’t ask… 522 calories! Quick, start doing press ups.

Can you feel virtuous while eating? No. You can feel guilty that absolutely no one except yourself is benefitting from this purchase.

Value for money? It’s good value unquestionably. £2.40 of your English pounds.

Final score? 7/10