“ Manufacturer: Waitrose / Type: Sandwich „
I don't shop in Waitrose too often due to the price factor, but was peckish when passing today so went in for a snack. I have to say I was surprised at just how tempting all the sandwiches looked, or maybe it was just because my stomach was rumbling! They had a few of the usual suspects- ham and mustard, chicken salad.. but I spotted one that looked colourful and juicy, Greek Feta Salad. Not like me usually to go for the veggie option, not that I don't like them but I find nearly all the veggie sandwiches in Tesco etc relvolve around cheese and hence end up being the most fattening ones there. This one, admittedly has feta cheese as it's main ingredient but, it makes a change from the usual cheddar and there isn't a vast quantity in the sandwich, too much would be too salty. As ready made sandwiches go it's not too bad on the calorie count at 439. It sounds a lot but some sandwiches I've had contain more calories than a burger and chips! For a whole lunch I think it's ok. The sandwich on the box is described as 'Greek Feta Salad with black olives and tzatiki dressing.' The sandwich is made up as follows - gorgeous wholemeal bread, Iceberg lettuce (just enough, not used to bulk it up), Feta cheese, Red onion, black olives, cucumber, tomato all finely chopped in the creamy tzatiki (yogurt and mint) dressing. As you can probably tell I enjoyed this! The bread was lovely thin sliced, I hate thick bread. The dressing was fresh and delicious, mixed in with the veggies so it wasn't soggy at all. The iceberg added a crunch but didn't take up the main bulk of the sandwich. For those of you wanting to know the nutritional value of this tasty luch this is as follows- Calories 439 Fat 20.7g Salt 2.11g Sugar 5.8g There is a reasonable amout of fat in there I suppose, but this is a generously filled sandwich and I wouldn't be needing crisps or anything extra for lunch with it. This sandwich costs £2.60, a little on the steep side for an all veggie sandwich I think but worth it for the flavour. I thought M&S were the sandwich kings, but I might just have to try Waitrose again next time I'm peckish!