Sandwich Heaven… or Hell?

Just a quick one today. Also, it’s my mom’s birthday and since she’s my favorite mom of all time, she totally deserves a shout out for a very happy birthday! Miss you Mom! 
We need to talk about pre-made sandwiches here. They’re getting out of hand. I have always been either a ham and cheese or turkey and cheese kind of girl, with maybe a BLT thrown in for good measure. Really though, there are only about 5 varieties of pre-made sandwiches available in the US deli section of stores, at least that I’m aware of. Not in England though. Here you can get all the above sandwiches and then some of the following in the deli/food-to-go section (and this is just from Tesco’s website):

  • All Day Breakfast (pork sausage with egg mayonnaise, tomato ketchup and sweetcure bacon)
  • BBQ Beef Mustard and Slaw
  • Cheese and Onion
  • Cheese (only)
  • Chicken and Sweetcorn
  • Chicken Caesar
  • Chicken Pepperoni and Cheddar
  • Egg and Cress
  • Egg Bacon Malted Brown Bread
  • Smoked Salmon and King Prawn
  • Smoked Salmon and Egg
  • Jalapeno Chicken
  • Ham Coleslaw and Jalapeno
  • Chicken and Stuffing
  • Egg Mayonnaise and Cress
  • Ham Salad and Chutney
  • Prawn with Lemon and Herb Mayonnaise
  • Tuna and Cucumber
  • Just Chicken
  • Just Ham
  • Piri Piri Chicken
  • Ploughmans (Cheddar cheese, tomato, pickle, lettuce and onion mayonnaise)
  • Prawn Mayonnaise
  • Red Cheddar and Tomato
  • Salmon and Cucumber
  • Sausage and Egg
  • Tikka Chicken and Mango Chutney
  • Tuna and Sweetcorn
  • West Country Cheddar and Pickle
  • West Country Cheddar and Red Onion

Of course, when you really just want something basic and quick to nibble on before you hop on a train, the ham and cheese will be nowhere to be found and it’ll be like the sandwich makers have never heard of turkey. It’s at this point you must make the split-second decision on what you want to be brave and try today. Honestly, sweetcorn is pretty good in a number of things we don’t generally use in the US, like as a salad topping or on pizza. Seriously, on pizza.

To wrap this up, I guess in the land that invented the sandwich I shouldn’t be surprised they’ve continued on with it with such gusto.

— Kate