“ Manufacturer: Asda / Type: Sandwich „
I always buy ready made sandwiches from the supermarkets, and usually go for either the triple packs or ones filled with salad. These cost around £2.20 a time, so are not cheap.
The other day in Asda i noticed they did a cheese an onion sandwich for just 99 pence - What a bargain i thought! For 99p you get two slices of brown bread, filled with three grated cheeses, chopped onion, and mayonnaise.
The packaging is the same as any other sandwich, a clear plastic casing with a film lid, the sandwiches are cut into triangles and are ready to be eaten. The pack has all of the dietary information on the front, the sandwich contains a whopping 450 calories and 26.8 grams of fat, with these figures, i was tempted to walk over the road and get a Mcdonald's! I decided to stick with the sandwich, i actually got it as part of a £2 meal deal, so got some baked crisps and a bottle of water included. With the baked crisps and the water, it made me feel less guilty about the 450 calories in the sandwich itself!
When you open the sandwich packet, you are instantly hit by the smell of cheese and onion, it actually smells quite nice, when you take it out the packaging it is easy to hold and does not fall apart like some of the ones with salad in. These are perfect if you are eating on the go, or in the car, with it parked up safely of course.
The taste is much better than you would expect from a 99p sandwich, the bread is nice and soft and springy, the cheese filling is delicious and you can clearly taste the onion. In my opinion the taste is as good as any other more expensive sandwich. It is more filling than you would expect, but i guess thats due to all the cheese.
Overall, considering this is only priced at £1, i think its brilliant, i would happily buy it again. When bought in part of a meal deal, you get a filling meal for just £2, well worth the money.
I am knocking a star off the 5 star rating due to the calorie content, if it came in a bit healthier it would easy be a 5 star from me.
Since giving up my Slim-Fast regime at the weekend I have been back to my usual easting habits, grabbing lunch on the run!! I grabbed these sandwiches from Asda as part of a meal deal. The usual price of the sandwiches is £1.00 and I got a meal deal of these sarnies, a bottle of water and a packet of Seabrook crisps for £1.50 - cheap lunch.
With mature cheddar and Red Leicester cheese in mayonnaise and chopped onion sandwiched between two slices of malted bread, these are perfect for me when I am in a hurry.
Each pack contains 450 calories (steep I know) and a massive 26.8g of fat (even steeper). I had not even looked at these levels when I grabbed the pack, I would almost certainly not have bought them if I had! These are massive values and I am sure that a homemade sandwich of a similar nature could be made with far fewer calories and fat.
All that said, I did really enjoy these sandwiches. The mixture of the two cheeses and onion together is great tasting, the onion very crunchy. These didn't really have that onion pong about them afterwards- which is always a bonus.
In summary, I enjoyed these but now I know how much they cost in terms of nutritional values I shall avoid them as the easy option in future and look for a lesser alternative.