🥪🎄The Best Christmas Sandwich of 2022 🎄🥪

Tonic's Christmas Sandwich Review

Unsure which Seasonal Sandwich to Choose? It’s understandable there are quite a few on the market, and with each supermarket/café/shop offering a slightly different variety. We’ve had a look at the best, the worst, the turkeys, the brie and cranberries, the vegan and even the gluten free! 

  

A Little History on the Beloved Sandwich 

Sandwiches have been enjoyed for centuries, becaming more popular in Western culture during the 18th century, when they were commonly eaten by working-class people who needed a quick and portable meal. In the 19th century, the sandwich became even more popular, and it was at this time that the sandwich was named after the Earl of Sandwich, who is said to have preferred this type of meal. One of the great things about sandwiches is that they are so versatile. They can be made with almost any type of bread, from white or wheat to rye or sourdough.  

  

When it comes to Christmas, they are filled with all our favourite Christmas fillings; from roast turkey to pigs in blankets, brie and cranberry to more recent vegan alternatives. We are a nation that loves a sandwich, so let’s take a closer look at some of the sandwiches out there this year… 

  

No Two Sandwiches the Same   

That’s right! They may all have similar names, but each sandwich is slightly different. They all vary in sugar, salt, protein, fat but also in flavour, texture, and value for money. We’ve looked at the packaging, Sunna's tasted the sandwiches and now we are ready to share the results. 

 

@tonichealth That’s right…all your favourite Christmas Sandwiches reviewed in one place- our socials. Stay tuned for the full bite 🤤🎅🎄 #tonichealth #healthyliving #healthhacks #nutrition #healthylifestyle #healthhack #supermarket #groceryshopping #christmasfood #christmassandwich #christmassandwichreview #ultimatechristmassandwich ♬ original sound - Tonic Health 🍊

 

 

 

The Results: 

We’ve ranked each sandwich filling based on sugar content, protein, taste, and value and as well as giving our overall favourite for each filling. We'll leave it down to you to decided which sandwich is right for you.

 

 

Turkey Feast  

  

Sugar 

Protein 

Taste 

Value 

Overall 

1st 

Sainsburys 

Starbucks 

Pret  

Sainsburys 

Sainsburys 

2nd 

Boots 

Pret

Sainsburys 

Asda 

Pret  

3rd 

Waitrose 

Asda 

Waitrose 

Boots 

Boots 

  

Pigs in Blankets 

  

 Sugar 

Protein 

Taste 

Value 

Overall 

1st 

Sainsburys 

M&S 

M&S 

Asda 

Sainsburys 

2nd 

Boots 

Asda 

Sainsburys 

Sainsburys 

M&S 

3rd 

Asda 

Sainsburys 

Boots  

Boots 

Boots 

  

Brie & Cranberry 

  

Sugar 

 Protein 

Taste 

Value 

Overall 

1st 

Sainsburys 

Pret 

Waitrose 

Asda 

Sainsburys 

2nd 

Pret 

Asda 

Sainsburys 

Sainsburys 

Pret  

3rd 

Waitrose 

Sainsburys 

Pret 

Waitrose 

Asda 

  

Vegan/Gluten Free (M&S V/GF // Sainsburys V) 

  

Sugar 

Protein 

Taste 

Value 

Overall 

1st 

M&S (GF) 

M&S (GF) 

M&S (GF) 

M&S 

M&S (GF) 

2nd 

Sainsburys (V) 

Sainsburys (V) 

Sainsburys (V) 

Sainsburys 

Sainsburys (V) 

3rd 

M&S (V) 

M&S (V) 

M&S (V) 

NA 

M&S (V) 

  

  

The BEST 

 

  1. Sainsburys Brie & Cranberry – great taste, great value at just £2.95 and low in sugar 3.5g per serving.  
  2. Sainsburys Turkey Feast – great taste, great value at just £2.95 and low in sugar at 4.7g per serving.  

      

    The WORST   

    1. Starbucks Cran-Merry Focaccia was unfortunately the worst sandwich based on taste. *Possibly would have been better toasted.
    2. Pret A Manger Turkey Feast – this guy had a whole load of sugar in it, 15g to be precise that’s over 3 teaspoons full! 

       

    Final Thoughts 

    So, whether you’re on the hunt the traditional turkey feast, or perhaps brie and cranberry is more up your street, we hope you’ll now be better equipped to tackle the sandwich shelves this Christmas season 🎅 🎄 🥪 

     

    As always, we’d love to hear your thoughts! Email sunnavankampen@tonichealth.co and talk to our founder 😊 

      

    Back to blog

    Leave a comment

    Please note, comments need to be approved before they are published.