You may be destined to have a waistband as large as Santa’s after delving into the following Christmas sarnie’s but let’s face it, Christmas ’tis the season for eating way, way more than you typically would and lazing about in an ugly jumper knitted by your gran. Really, there’s no time like the present to feast, as Christmas sandwiches have been released with the whackiest of (stocking) fillers, from a full blown Christmas Turkey Roast in a Yorkshire Pudding Wrap, to re-makes of the classics, there’s something for everyone to get their teeth into and, not one’s to shy away from food, we’ve tried our fair share. Here’s what we thought…
EAT, we love you! Why? Well they’ve only gone and created a Christmas Turkey Roast in a Yorkshire Pud Wrap. Trust us, it’s scrumptious. Albeit sceptical to give it a whirl for fear of ruining our fond Christmas dinner memories, we held back. However after delving into succulent turkey with onion stuffing, bacon, sage mayonnaise and cranberry sauce we were sold! EAT have created a Christmas miracle, along with a jolly good sarnie list, including Turkey and Cranberry (a classic!), a Festive Full Works Multi-Seed Bloomer with butter basted turkey and all the trimmings, a Brie and Cranberry option fit for vegetarians and a Pigs in Blanket Roll. Sweeter treats include mini Stollen Bites and Yule Logs, alongside a butter pastry Mince Pie and more. All we have left to say – through a mouthful of turkey – is sorry to our waistline. Once on the lips forever on the hips is about to apply!
The EAT Christmas sandwich range is available to purchase now, alongside the Christmas Turkey in Yorkshire pudding, £4.99
We’ve seen their Christmas adverts and well, to be honest, taking a step into M&S over the festive period is like stepping foot into a foodie version of Santa’s grotto. Suffice to say, the food giants that are Marks & Sparks know how to do Christmas, even more so this year with the introduction of their brand new vegan sandwich in partnership with Shelter. The No Turkey Feast which was fast to trend across social, involves a meat replacement, containing roasted soya protein on a malted bread, pandering to vegans allover. Whilst it may be an acquired taste, five per cent of the profits from sales will go to Shelter, the homeless charity. No one will label you a Scrooge if you give this sarnie a purchase.
Available to purchase now, £3.30
When the Benugo sandwiches arrived in the office it was a rainy, rainy Monday afternoon. And trust us, it didn’t have put a smile on our faces. Were they going to be good though? The question on everyone’s lips. The answer? Yes! Spectacular. In fact, I’d go as far as to say that Benugo’s Festive Vegan Feast Bloomer with Grilled Carrots, Parsnip & Maple Hummus, Cashew Nut Roast, Crispy Onion, and Cranberry Sauce was one of the best sarnies I’ve had ever…like, ever ever! The rest of their Christmas collection includes a British Turkey offering with Bacon, Horseradish Mayo and Cranberry Sauce, a Honey Roast Ham sandwich, a Rare Beef with Blue Cheese and a Roast Turkey on ciabatta. Long story short, there were only crumbs remaining after approx five minutes, and that can’t be a bad thing… totally recommend!
Available to purchase now
‘Tis the vegan to be jolly… fa la, la, la, lafel. And, as much as we wish we came up with the sarnie title of ‘Tis The Vegan, we didn’t. PAUL did, (the bakery, not some random man). Yep, PAUL’s has introduced a vegan sandwich named ‘Tis The Vegan, which is as colourful as a Christmas tree with fillings of houmous, grilled sliced carrots, grilled yellow peppers, fresh spinach leaves, cranberry sauce and roasted pumpkin seeds on sesame bread. For the meat lovers, there’s the Festive Hock Feast which overflows with British hand-pulled ham hock, and Sandwich Dinde De Noël with sliced turkey and trimmings.
The range is available to purchase now, including ‘Tis The Vegan, £4.25
We’re dubious of the fact that this sandwich looks outrageously appetising in the photo, but whether or not it’ll deliver the goods is a different question. However, not one to judge a book by its cover, this Costa sandwich has our attention. The Prawn Cocktail Sandwich (bottom of the three pictured) is really just a fun attempt on the classic which includes, well prawns (obvs!) alongside a suspicious orange sauce and salad leaves. All in all, if you love prawns then it’s one for you, but if they conjure up memories of the 70s or the only option at grannie’s Christmas dinner spread then perhaps give it a miss. Other fun options include Turkey and Emmenthal Shimmer Brioche and an Ultimate Christmas Toastie, which looks darn good.
The range is available to purchase now, including The Prawn Cocktail, £3.60
Off to Sains, where their headline ‘widge this year is ‘The Big Beef’. It sounds brilliant, a Yorkshire pudding sandwiching 2 slices of rare beef, gravy mayonnaise and cheese sauce. What could be tastier? Well not there Chicken and Stuffing sandwich. I couldn’t find The Big Beef anywhere, so went for the Chicken and Stuffing. It tasted familiar. Yes, it has the red Christmassy packaging, yes, it’s vaguely Christmas themed. But actually it’s exactly the same sandwich they serve throughout the entire year.
The Big Beef and their entire sandwich range is available now