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Click pic to view comments - Confirmed sighting: Itsu Sandwich - Salad Confirmed sighting: Itsu Sandwich - Salad
Posted: 18:24 Sat 16-Jul-2011. Price: around 4.99 and up. Location: Itsu, Lower Regents St, London. Sub-flavours: Roast duck and pomegranate; Wasabi chicken and advocado, etc. Nutritional unusualness: "Made (on the hour) with freshly cooked health and happiness ingredients" [see below].
Snackspot reports: The revolutionary concept here is that there's a plate-like layer of bread, with different strata of salad and sandwich fillings on top - so, as the packaging explains, you can "Roll it, eat it like a sandwich" or "Open it, eat it as a salad with a fork". And sure, it's on the expensive side, but it's substantial enough that you can even swap strategies half-way through if (for instance), all the coriander keeps falling out of the wrap/roll approach. Downsides - the box is covered with patronising lower-case "eat beautiful" ramblings from Pret A Manger founder Julian Metcalfe, plus of course the "open or closed" dichotomy is exactly how people have been eating kebabs, or chips in pitta, for many generations.

...Anyway, in other half-baked brainwaves: "a full-on flavour that was impressively intense" is Foodstuff Finds' assessment of Warburtons New Pitta Chips (which should be available in in Chilli Jack, Sea Salt and Malt Vinegar, Sour Cream and Chive, or Oriental BBQ); Kingsmill's Secretly Seeded loaf doesn't taste too grainy, but presumably only retains its secret for as long as the end consumer can't see or read the packet; and McCain are tackling Tillman's ever-expanding range with, er, a Cheese and Ham Toasted Sandwich for around 1.49.

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Posted: 13:10 Sun 17-Jul-2011 by "Nick T" # permalink comment
Comment: Call me a northern oik if you like but I wouldn't pay a fiver for a sarnie if it was rolled up and fed to me by Audrey Tautou wearing just a lace g-string and a little Chanel No. 5.

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Posted: 12:24 Mon 18-Jul-2011 by Zeddy # permalink comment
Comment: I don't like Channel 5. It hasn't a program worthy of the name. Still, I do really like wasabi.
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