REVIEW: Turkey & Trimmings by Tesco (2017)

£2.35 – Turkey breast, chicken stock mayonnaise, pork sausage, cranberry sauce, sage and onion stuffing and  beechwood smoked bacon in malted brown bread.

Well the blog is late again for you lunchtime readers because today I had TWO meetings over lunch. And it’ll probably be late again tomorrow because I’ve got to see a man about a dog at lunchtime. I could get up early and go get one before work, but don’t hold your breath.

I’ve mentioned before that I live exactly in between two high streets, and today I went to the other one because the drop off point for Amazon returns is there, and I had to return a Christmas present I ordered that turned up all in German. Zut alors! And the nearest sandwich stockist to the drop off? Yes that’s right Tesco.

You may recall last year that the first time I went into Tesco and they had no Christmas sandwiches. Well that was almost the case today – none to be seen except for in the Finest range. Although I make quite a comfortable living from the 15 odd Christmas sandwich reviews I write a year, I’m not a fool and don’t waste my money on such expensive luxuries as Finest sandwiches. I’m also a man of the people and I don’t want you, the unwashed masses that make up my audience, to think I’ve sold out. So in one last ditch attempt, I read every sandwich price label on the shelves and lo-and-behold there was a price for the old Turkey & Trimmings sandwich. I parted the sandwiches above it and, like Moses parting the Red Sea, I set the last remaining Christmas sandwich free to slide into my soft, eager mouth.

Has it happened again? Is this sandwich the same as last year? Almost. It’s 15p more expensive (you voted Brexit, it’s your fault) but it does have chicken stock mayonnaise. What the hell does that taste like? Will it make a difference? Let’s find out together my little Brexiteers.

Well, the first thing about that mayonnaise – there’s a lot of it! Maybe too much? I love mayonnaise but it’s overpowering everything, to the extent that you can’t really taste any cranberry sauce. This is madness. Are Tesco so happy about inventing chicken stock mayonnaise that they have lost the plot and started adding it with a ladle? That said, it’s a good sandwich, but it doesn’t taste like Christmas. It’s just a meat and mayonnaise sandwich, and I can buy those all year round. Tesco you stupid idiots!

Oh and sorry about the out of focus photo but I’m in a hurry and didn’t notice until after I’d eaten it.

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