Retail Insider roadtests the festive sandwich: The Final One

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.

So good we forgot to photograph it in the packet

Whose is this then? King of the steak slice: Greggs.

First impressions? Ooh, yummy. The bread is just great with a proper crust – probably being one of their own loaves sliced up rather than some of the limp efforts we’ve eaten.

Second impressions? A good balance of really chunky, moist turkey with crunchy bacon and fresh greens.

How is it on the calorie front?  No idea. Who cares? I’m having the lot. No, really, it’s not on the packet.

Can you feel virtuous while eating? Well, we did because it was so nice. But if you mean charity – then no. Nothing doing.

Value for money? Absolute VFM. Bargain at £2.70. Get one now.

Final score? 9.5/10 This is the winner, no doubt.