The best Christmas sandwiches for 2019 – which one is your favourite?

It’s here. One of the most exciting moments of the festive calendar – the official start of Christmas sandwich season!
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  • With Christmas just a few weeks away, shoppers have already spotted their favourite Christmas sandwiches landing on supermarket shelves including Tesco, Boots and Marks and Spencer. Here are some of the best Christmas sandwiches, out now!

    Christmas fans can tuck into traditional options such as succulent turkey feasts with sage and onion stuffing, to leftover Boxing Day crispy pigs in blankets, and of course the legendary brie and tangy cranberry.

    But this year, there are even more Christmas sandwiches on supermarket shelves. We’re talking gluten-free options, vegetarian and vegan options as well – there’s a sandwich to tingle all taste buds.

    To help you decide where to pick up your festive filled sandwich, we’ve rounded up the best Christmas sandwiches from your local supermarkets.

    Marks and Spencer’s best Christmas sandwiches

    Plant Kitchen Nutcracker Sandwich, £3.50

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    Plant Kitchen Nutcracker Sandwich / Credit: Marks and Spencer

    The Nutcracker

    Calories: 495
    Fat: 17.2g
    Saturated fat:2.7g
    Sugar: 21.6g
    Salt: 1.68g

    Layers of sweet potato, chestnut & cranberry roast, butternut squash, cranberry chutney, pistachios and caramelised pecans with an almond butter vegan mayo dressing.

    One festive fan took to Twitter to share their view of the new vegan sandwich, “The @marksandspencer nutcracker #vegan Xmas sandwich is the best ever…I’m addicted.”

    Turkey Feast Sandwich, £3.50

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    Turkey Feast Sandwich / Credit: Marks and Spencer

    Turkey Feast
    Calories: 490
    Fat: 15.7g
    Saturated fat: 4.2g
    Sugar: 11.5g
    Salt: 2.7g
    With even more turkey, stuffing and mayo this year – you can’t go wrong with the Turkey Feast Sandwich. Succulent turkey meat, sage stuffing and cranberry sauce make an absolute delight sandwiched between soft malted brown bread. Tuck in!

    Turkey & Pigs in Blankets, £3.50

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    Turkey Pigs in Blankets / Credit: Marks and Spencer

    Turkey & Pigs in Blankets
    Calories: 538
    Fat: 23.8g
    Saturated fat: 7g
    Sugar: 10.3g
    Salt: 2.43g

    Because pigs in blankets aren’t just for Christmas Day.  Thick slices of roasted turkey breast and succulent pigs in blankets stuffed in a Christmas sandwich. Yes please.

    Brie & Grape, £3.00

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    Brie & Grape / Credit: Marks and Spencer

    Brie & Grape
    Calories: 481
    Fat: 21.4g
    Saturated fat: 11.6g
    Sugar: 12.4g
    Salt: 1.48g

    For the vegetarians who adore Christmas sandwiches, you won’t be left out this year. Why not try this Brie cheese and red grapes with a grape and port jelly, mayonnaise and lettuce on  soft oatmeal bread.

    Plant Kitchen No Turkey Feast, £3.50

    Plant Kitchen No Turkey Feast / Credit: Marks and Spencer

    No Turkey Feast
    Calories: 374
    Fat: 8.2g
    Saturated fat: 1.5g
    Sugar: 7.4g
    Salt: 1.7g

    Vegans and vegetarians missed out for years on these festive treats – but last year M&S introduced a No Turkey Feast, which soon had vegans wrestling to reach the sandwich aisle to get their hands on one.

    Replacing the traditional turkey meat with a soya version – the fake turkey meat has the same texture and taste as the typical Christmas roasted version. Marinated in sage and garlic vegans it’s a perfect festive lunchtime snack.

    Steak & Peppercorn Sauce Sandwich, £3.50

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    Steak & Peppercorn Sauce Sandwich / Credit: Marks and Spencer

    Steak & Peppercorn Sauce Sandwich
    Calories: 379
    Fat: 12.2g
    Saturated fat: 3g
    Sugar: 5.5g
    Salt: 1.85g

    If you’re not a lover of roast turkey meat, M&S are offering a beef alternative. Rare roast beef with a beef stock mayo and punchy peppercorn sauce, caramelised onions and rocket in white onion bread.

    Yule Hog Roll, £3.50

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    Yule Log Roll / Credit: Marks and Spencer

    Yule Log Roll
    Calories: 525
    Fat: 21.2g
    Saturated fat: 6g
    Sugar: 13.2g
    Salt: 2.43g

    A brand new festive flavour to get you’re mouth watering. A brioche sub roll filled with British pulled pork, onion mayo, applesauce, pork, sage & onion stuffing, rocket and crispy onions.

    EAT’s best Christmas sandwiches

    Roast in a Yorkshire Pudding Wrap, £4.99

    Yorkshire Pudding Wrap / Credit: EAT

    Roast in a Yorkshire Pudding Wrap, £4.99
    Calories: 780
    Fat: 33g
    Saturated fat: 5.5g
    Sugar: 13g
    Salt: 2.6g

    The ultimate Christmas treat – succulent turkey, pork, sage & onion stuffing and bacon with sage mayonnaise and cranberry sauce, all rolled up in a giant Yorkshire pudding wrap.

    Brie, Cranberry & Nut Stuffing Bloomer, £3.99

    Brie, Cranberry & Nut Stuffing Bloomer / Credit: EAT

    A veggie festive favourite. Creamy brie and crunchy nut stuffing with sweet peppery cranberry sauce and spinach on onion seed bloomer.

    Brie, Cranberry & Nut Stuffing Bloomer
    Calories: 580
    Fat: 30g
    Saturated fat: 11g
    Sugar: 11g
    Salt: 2.1g

    Pigs in Blankets Roll, £3.99

    Pigs in Blankets Roll / Credit: EAT

    Pigs in Blankets Roll
    Calories: 461
    Fat: 30g
    Saturated fat: 11g
    Sugar: 11g
    Salt: 3.2g

    A very festive breakfast! A crusty roll packed full of pigs in blankets, lashings of wholegrain mustard mayonnaise and sweet ale onion chutney.

    Pret A Manger’s best Christmas sandwiches

    Pret’s Christmas Lunch, £3.95

    Best Christmas sandwiches 2019

    Pret’s Christmas Lunch / Credit: Pret A Manger 

    Pret’s Christmas Lunch
    Calories: 582
    Fat: 25.5g
    Saturated fat: 6.1g
    Sugar: 11.9g
    Salt: 2.9g

    Thick slices of free-range turkey with port & orange cranberry sauce, herby pork stuffing and baby spinach leaves. Finished with a dab of free-range mayo and crispy onions. One of our favourites!

    Pret’s Veggie Christmas Lunch, £3.75

    Pret’s Veggie Christmas Lunch / Credit: Pret A Manger

    Pret’s Veggie Christmas Lunch
    Calories: 637
    Fat: 31.9g
    Saturated fat: 4.3g
    Sugar: 18.1g
    Salt: 1.7g

    For the veggies who don’t want to miss out on the Christmas sandwiches. Roasted butternut squash, rocket and Christmas pesto made with pine nuts, chestnuts, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, parsley and rosemary. Served with yoghurt mayo, crispy onions and caramelised pecans.

    Pret’s Christmas Lunch on Gluten-Free Bread, £3.75

    Pret’s Gluten Free Christmas Lunch / Pret A Manger

    Pret’s Gluten Free Christmas Lunch
    Calories: 547
    Fat: 35g
    Saturated fat: 6.5g
    Sugar: 12.5g
    Salt: 2.4g

    An open sandwich? All the ingredients of the traditional Christmas sandwich but with gluten-free sandwich bread. Free-range turkey, herby pork stuffing and port & cranberry sauce placed on top of a thick slice of Pret’s gluten-free seeded bread. A festive feast for those following a gluten-free diet who don’t want to miss out on the Christmas sandwiches this year.

    Pret’s Brie, Pistachio & Cranberry Baguette, £3.50

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    Brie Cranberry Pistachio Baguette / Credit: Pret A Manger

    Pret’s Brie Cranberry Pistachio Baguette
    Calories: 577
    Fat: 29.2g
    Saturated fat: 9.5g
    Sugar: 5.7g
    Salt: 2.4g

    Soft French brie with port & orange cranberry sauce, free range mayo, toasted pistachios and peppery rocket.

    Tesco best Christmas sandwiches

    Wicked Kitchen Festive Feast Wrap, £3

    Wicked Kitchen Festive Feast Wrap / Credit: Tesco

    Wicked Kitchen Festive Feast Wrap
    Calories: 576
    Fat: 27.6g
    Saturated fat: 3.7g
    Sugar: 14.7g
    Salt: 1.8g

    A vegan alternative to the classic Christmas sandwich all wrapped up in a soft tortilla. Pea protein “turkey”, parsnips, crisp greens, traditional sage and onion stuffing with cranberry and creamy vegan gravy.

    Tesco Turkey & Stuffing Yorkshire Pudding Wrap, £2.75

    Turkey & Stuffing Yorkshire Pudding Wrap / Credit: Tesco

    Turkey & Stuffing Yorkshire Pudding Wrap
    Calories: 443
    Fat: 13.2g
    Saturated fat: 1.9g
    Sugar: 3g
    Salt: 1.3g

    A fluffy, giant Yorkshire pudding, packed with pulled turkey, sage and onion stuffing and cranberry sauce, topped off with smooth gravy. Combining Christmas dinner in a wrap is a hearty feast on a cold winter’s day.  This comforting treat can be found in the hot deli section in-store.

    Tesco Turkey Curry & Bhaji Wrap, £2.50

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    Tesco Turkey Curry & Bhaji Wrap / Credit: Tesco

    Turkey Curry & Bhaji  Wrap
    Calories: 440
    Fat: 16.5g
    Saturated fat: 4.2g
    Sugar: 8.8g
    Salt: 1.5g

    Inspired by turkey curry leftovers from Christmas Day, spice it up at lunchtime with this turkey curry and bhaji wrap, made with succulent turkey, creamy tikka mayonnaise, leafy green spinach and a spiced onion bhaji, all encased in an Indian spiced tortilla.  Available in the Tesco Meal Deal.

    Tesco Gluten-Free Turkey & Stuffing Sandwich, £2.80

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    Tesco Gluten Free Turkey & Stuffing / Credit: Tesco

    Gluten Free Turkey & Stuffing Sandwich
    Calories: 371
    Fat: 16.5g
    Saturated fat: 3g
    Sugar: 3g
    Salt: 1.3g

    Made with soft seeded bread, this Christmas classic is a wheat-free treat for those avoiding gluten in their diet. This sarnie is filled with all the festive favourites including layers of succulent turkey breast, pork and chestnut stuffing and sweet cranberry sauce. Available in the Tesco Meal Deal.

    Tesco Finest Turkey Feast, £3

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    Tesco Finest Turkey Feast / Credit: Tesco

    Turkey Feast
    Calories: 534
    Fat: 19g
    Saturated fat: 4.9g
    Sugar: 11.9g
    Salt: 1.8g

    Sandwiched between two slices of soft sage and cranberry bread are cuts of succulent British turkey and all the trimmings you’d expect on your dinner plate – smoked bacon, pork and sweet chestnut stuffing, port and cranberry sauce, and mayonnaise.

    Tesco Gammon & Piccalilli, £2.20

    Gammon & Piccalilli sandwich / Credit: Tesco

    Gammon & Piccalilli
    Calories: 375
    Fat: 6.1g
    Saturated fat: 1.2g
    Sugar: 7.4g
    Salt: 2.6g

    Layers gammon with punchy piccalilli and mayonnaise between two slices of soft white bread. A classic British flavour combination and new to the Tesco Christmas sandwich range this year. Available in the Tesco Meal Deal.

    Starbucks’ best Christmas sandwiches

    Very Merry Vegan Wrap, £2.99

    Very Merry Vegan Wrap / Credit: Starbucks

    Starbucks has added a vegan version to its Christmas range. Crumbled butternut squash fritters & roasted red cabbage with a vegan maple mustard mayonnaise in a beetroot wrap. Vegans are certainly in for a treat with the Christmas sandwiches on offer this year.

    Very Merry Vegan Wrap
    Calories: 543
    Fat: 29.1g
    Saturated fat: 3.6g
    Sugar: 13.6g
    Salt: 1.9g

    Turkey Festive Feast Panini, £4.25

    Turkey Festive Feast Panini / Credit: Starbucks

    Pulled turkey, hickory smoked bacon & Emmental cheese with a cranberry chutney on a rustic panini. One of our favourite Christmas sandwiches from Starbucks.

    Turkey Feast Feast Panini
    Calories: 510
    Fat: 14g
    Saturated fat: 5g
    Sugar: 10.7g
    Salt: 1.9g

    Brie and Cran-merry Foccacia,  £4.25

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    Brie and Cran-merry Foccacia / Credit: Starbucks

    A posh Brie sandwich for the vegetarians who don’t want to miss out on the Christmas sandwiches this year. Brie and pickled red onions with cranberry sauce in a rosemary topped focaccia.

    Brie and Cran-merry foccacia
    Calories: 384
    Fat: 15g
    Saturated fat: 7g
    Sugar: 10g
    Salt: 1.2g

    Tis’ the Season Turkey Sandwich, £3.59

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    Tis the season Turkey Sandwich / Credit: Starbucks

    Another roast dinner sarnie to add to the list of best Christmas sandwiches this Christmas. Pulled turkey with chestnut, sage and onion stuffing with cranberry sauce on a malted bread.

    Aldi’s best Christmas sandwiches

    Turkey & Trimming Wrap, £1.79

    Aldi Turkey and Trimmings Wrap / Credit: Aldi

    Turkey and Trimmings Wrap
    Calories: 478
    Fat: 18g
    Saturated fat: 5.4g
    Sugar: 10g
    Salt: 1.5g

    For a traditional combination, you’ll love the Turkey & Trimming Wrap. The delicious combination of butter turkey and smoked bacon is complemented by a pork, sage & onion stuffing, cranberry & port chutney, mayonnaise and fried onions.

    Hog Roast Sandwich, £1.69

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    Aldi Hog Roast Sandwich / Credit: Aldi

    Hog Roast Sandwich
    Calories: 451
    Fat: 16g
    Saturated fat: 4.7g
    Sugar: 11g
    Salt: 1.2g

    If turkey isn’t for you, try Aldi’s Hog Roast sandwich, which combines succulent roasted pulled pork with pork, sage & onion stuffing – a winning combination.  The flavours are mouth-wateringly festive with the fried onions, mayo and a tangy apple sauce.

    Specially Selected Turkey with Pigs Under Blankets, £1.99

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    Aldi Specially Selected Turkey with Pigs Under Blankets / Credit: Aldi

    Turkey with Pigs Under Blankets
    Calories: 529
    Fat: 20g
    Saturated fat: 3.3g
    Sugar: 12g
    Salt: 2.3g

    You won’t want to miss out on this one. Turkey breast, smoked bacon and Lincolnshire sausages, topped with festive pork, sage and onion stuffing and cranberry and port sauce. Delicious! But you’ll have to wait for this sarnie as it’s only available from 27th November.

    Brie & Cranberry Sandwich, £1.69

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    Aldi Brie and Cranberry Sandwich / Credit: Aldi

    Brie and Cranberry Sandwich
    Calories: 467
    Fat: 21g
    Saturated fat: 11g
    Sugar: 10g
    Salt: 1.5g

    For those looking for a meat-free option – creamy brie is combined with a cranberry, ginger and orange chutney for that classic festive flavour we all love.

    Lidl’s best Christmas sandwiches

    Brie & Cranberry Sandwich, £1.49

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    Lidl Brie & Cranberry Sandwich / Credit: Lidl

    Brie and Cranberry Sandwich
    Calories: 529
    Fat: 25.9g
    Saturated fat: 12.7g
    Sugar: 9.7g
    Salt: 1.57g

    Delivering another Brie and cranberry Christmas sandwich – Lidl has created the best Christmas sandwich for the veggies. Think creamy French Brie with festive cranberry, orange and ginger chutney, a hint of seasoned mayo and fresh spinach.

    Christmas Turkey Feast Sandwich, £1.69

    Lidl Christmas Turkey Feast Sandwich / Credit: Lidl

    Christmas Turkey Feast Sandwich
    Calories: 613
    Fat: 27.8g
    Saturated fat: 6.9g
    Sugar: 10.9g
    Salt: 2.78g
    This is the best Christmas sandwich if you’re on a budget. Roasted turkey breast, pork and onion sausage, streaky bacon and pork, sage and onion stuffing, a dash of cranberry sauce and fried onions. It’s crammed with Christmas goodness.

    Christmas Turkey Wrap with Cranberry Sauce & Brussel Sprout Slaw, £1.79

    Lidl Festive Turkey Wrap / Credit: Lidl

    Lidl have nailed it with this roast turkey wrap. Turkey breast, streaky bacon with a Brussel sprout and onion coleslaw, a hint of festive cranberry chutney packed into a wheat tortilla wrap. It’s one of the best Christmas wraps stuffed with all the good stuff.

    Christmas Turkey Wrap with Cranberry Sauce
    Calories: 479
    Fat: 27.8g
    Saturated fat: 6.9g
    Sugar: 10.9g
    Salt: 2.78g

    Ham Hock with Farmhouse Cheddar & Plum and Apple Chutney Sandwich, £1.69

    Lidl Ham Hock & West Country Farmhouse Cheddar / Credit: Lidl

    Ham Hock with Farmhouse cheddar and plum and apple chutney
    Calories: 466
    Fat: 16.7g
    Saturated fat: 6.4g
    Sugar: 9.1g
    Salt: 1.98g
    The Christmas sandwich is a solid safe bet. And, if you’re fed up roast turkey already, this is the sarnie for you. Cured British ham hock and cheddar cheese sandwich with festive plum and apple chutney, seasoned mayo and fresh spinach.