Waitrose festive sandwiches get reviewed today by Rose and myself. They are:
Turkey Stuffing and Bacon Sandwich £2.40 (Waitrose have reduced the price)
First impressions, there looks to be a lot of turkey here, in big chunks, caressed by bacon and chutney. Then there’s spinach. What I found funny about the spinach is that it gets the last mention in the list of ingredients. Why put it in the sandwich? On second glance I can now see the stuffing which almost blends in with the bread in its beige glory.
Rose: The first taste that hits me when I take a bite out of this sandwich is the chutney. It is lovely and flavoursome but not too overpowering. Then the bacon hits which adds a lovely taste to the mix. For me personally, I didn’t find the turkey or the spinach added anything to the sandwich but other peoples’ opinions may differ. 4/5
Phil: The cranberry, port and orange chutney is a great combination for the turkey and bacon. The sandwich is very filling and I would happily eat again. 4/5
Pigs Under Blankets Sandwich £2.21 (as above)
On first glance for this sandwich this looks relatively neat. I can see a liberal amount of cranberry sauce, mayonnaise, bacon and sausage and it looks scrumptious. The flavour combination is tried and tested so I’m sure I’ll have no issue destroying it.
Rose: I enjoyed the flavour combination of the sausage with the cranberry sauce. A lovely festive sandwich. 4/5
Phil: I thought the bacon had a great taste to it. You could tell it was good bacon. But I thought there was too much cranberry sauce which made it too sweet and it was almost like a jam, bacon, sausage and mayo sandwich. A smaller amount of cranberry sauce would have worked better in my opinion. 3/5