I hate December. Not only is it cold and dark, but there is the endless build-up to Christmas. I like Christmas day itself; I just can’t stand the build-up. The cheap and tacky shit everywhere, the same tired songs played 24 hours a day, the flocking of more morons than normal to the shops, the amount of money I’ll haemorrhage over the month, the shit Christmas TV, the fact it’s trendy to say the Pogues’ song is your favourite Christmas song, Only Fools and Horses…
But 250 years ago the fourth Earl of Sandwich ordered beef served between slices of bread so that he could eat while continuing to play cards and his friends asked “to have the same as Sandwich”. Little did the Earl know he had invented something awesome right there (what the hell had people been doing with bread before this?) that would lead to the one thing that gets me through December without killing a department store full of people each year – a month of Christmas sandwiches!
So to celebrate 250 years of sandwiches (and because I must have had some form of unnoticed mental breakdown) I have started a blog where I will be comparing as many shop bought Christmas sandwiches as I can eat this December.
If the internet needs one thing, it’s another blog reviewing something!