Our guide to the high street sandwiches that really cut the mustard this Bank Holiday


THIS Bank Holiday is perfect for a picnic – but ’wich sarnies should you be putting in your hamper?

We asked 2017 Sandwich Designer of the Year Martin Willsher to put five fave fillings from five top shops to the taste test.

He rates them out of five and tells Giulia Crouch which were crust awful and picks the sarnies that really cut the mustard.


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  • Tesco Just Ham, £1.10 – Ham looks tired and tastes simply awful. I wouldn’t buy it. Not one for you picnic basket. Rating: 1
  • Sainsbury’s Ham Sandwich, No Mayo, £1.10 – Looks like ham’s been shredded instead of sliced. But it tastes better than it looks and the bread is nice and soft. Rating: 3
  • Boots Delicious Simply Ham, £1 – A stingy sandwich and the ham is extremely thin. Overall, very dull. You taste the bread more than the ham. Rating: 0
  • Pret A Manger Ham and Cheese, £2.49 – Thick slice of meat is like gammon and the creaminess of the cheese works really well with saltiness of the ham. I’d buy it. Rating: 5
  • M&S Smoked Ham & Mustard Mayonnaise, £1.80 – Smokey aroma and mustard tang adds something a little bit different to the rest. Rating: 4

Winner: Pret A Manger


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  • Tesco Free Range Egg Mayonnaise, £1.80 – It’s very bready and not very eggy. Looks nice but it’s a flavour failure, – that’s no yolk! Rating: 1
  • Pret A Manger Free Range Egg Mayo and Cress, £2.99 – Generous filling is deliciously creamy and the cress adds texture but doesn’t take over the flavour. Egg-cellent. Rating: 5
  • Sainsbury’s Egg & Cress, £1.10 – Bread is soggy, cress overpowers the filling and it’s a sarnie screaming for seasoning. Eggy dread! Rating: 0
  • M&S Free Range Egg & Watercress, £1.80 –  The chunkiness of the egg looks tasty but, sadly, it just doesn’t taste eggy. Rating: 2
  • Boots Simply Egg Mayo, £1 – Peppery and a good texture. Oatmeal bread is pleasant. A bit sparse on the filling, but great value for money.  Rating: 4

Winner: Pret A Manger

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