Retail Insider roadtests the festive sandwich: Part Six

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.

Morrisons: Turkey Lunch



Whose is this then? Morrisons. Turkey lunch.

First impressions?  Why is this bread odd? Oh, right. We’ve bought the gluten free one by mistake. It’s really tiny writing in our defence. But actually we kind of like that texture. Could do with more cranberry sauce though and we’re not sure what the Morrisons definition of ‘chunky’ is but it differs wildly from ours.

Second impressions? Keen on the stuffing flavour. Nice. And not overdone with mayo. Wouldn’t have known that the bacon is sweet cure but hey, it’s all about the turkey anyways.

How is it on the calorie front? Not heart-attack inducing which is always a bonus. 400 calories.

Can you feel virtuous while eating?  Humbug. They don’t do charity in Leeds obviously.

Value for money? £3

Final score?  7.5/10