“ Manufacturer: Marks & Spencer / Type: Sandwich „
My daily treat has always been a sandwich from M&S' 'Food To Go' range. I've tried other supermarket brands but I always go back to M&S sandwiches.
I usually stick with my circle of favourites, but I decided to go for one I hadn't had before - chicken and sweetcorn. The thought of sweetcorn in a sandwich seemed a bit strange, but I like the two separately so why not give it a try?
With this sandwich you get British chicken breast and thigh, sweetcorn and seasoned mayonnaise on malted bread. I'm very picky with bread and usually the bread is what can make or break it for me. The malted bread from M&S is always delicious, not dry, not chewy, no bits. It's light but satisfying. The filling is very generous with large pieces of chicken, a good helping of sweetcorn and a lot of mayonnaise to mix the two. There is more mayonnaise in this sandwich then I am used to having, much more than in their chicken salad one. I feel it's necessary though as it really binds the chicken with the sweetcorn to help create a combined taste. The taste is lovely because of the quality but the actual fillings are just quite ordinary. Overall it's moist, slightly creamy and not too sweet like you'd expect. The sweetcorn was the strongest flavour here. The seasoning in the mayonnaise is very subtle.
It was quite a big sandwich for me, I had to eat half and then come back to it a little later. I felt completely full afterwards and I wasn't hungry until 4 hours later. This sandwich is just a bit too heavy for me, slightly heavier than their Chicken Salad Sandwich, which seems crazy for a sandwich that contains just 3 fillings.
The calories are a lot at 385 calories with10g of fat, just for a sandwich. I won't be purchasing this again because I don't feel that it's worth it when there are better sandwiches from M&S available that aren't so high in calories and aren't as heavy.
Nutrition is as follows and is taken from the package (per package):
Calories: 385 (19% of your GDA)
Protein 24.9g (55% of your GDA)
Carbohydrates: 47.6g (21% of your GDA)
Fat 10.5g (15% of your GDA)
Fibre 4.9g (20% of your GDA)
Sodium 0.48g (20% of your GDA)
Equivalent as salt 1.20g (20% of your GDA)
I love the packaging of M&S sandwiches. They come in a brown triangle paper carton (lighter sandwiches come in the white cartons). The sandwich doesn't spoil when carrying it around in a bag and it doesn't add too much extra room. It's always easy to open, you just pull on the tab and it opens first time, nothing tricky, no knives or scissors needed. Once finished, the paper carton can be recycled. The information on M&S products is always clear. They even list whether their packaging can be recycled or not, something I wish more companies would follow.