Friday, December 03, 2010

The Pret-a-Manger Christmas Lunch Sandwich

(Christmas Sandwich)



NEILL says:

On paper it all looked so good. A Christmas Sandwich from Pret - a place where 'making nice sandwiches' is pretty much their whole deal. And indeed, early bites delivered on this promise. Moist, flavoursome turkey and a generous wedge of stuffing, combined with the wholly welcome textural innovation of a scattering of crispy onions. Unfortunately, all of these fine ingredients end up being rather drowned out by the port & cranberry sauce. I don't know if there was slightly too much of the stuff, or if it was just a bit too sweet, but halfway through I was struck by the unpleasant realisation that what I was essentially doing was eating a chicken salad sandwich that someone had put jam in. And there is a reason that 'chicken and jam' is not in the pantheon of classic year-round sandwich combinations.

And, again with the spinach. Who even has spinach as part of their Christmas lunch? NOBODY, THAT'S WHO.

I MEAN, MAYBE POPEYE.

BUT HE'S FICTIONAL.

AND CERTAINLY, NOBODY ELSE.

5/10

3 comments:

  1. But I like chicken and jam and spinach. Even better with a pat of peanut butter.

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  2. Kale soup, I'm afraid. Very close to spinach.

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  3. exactly the same conclusion I came to. too much cranberry sauce!

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