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It's British Sandwich Week!

I am pleased to let you all know that British Sandwich Week 2017 is almost upon us.  It runs from 14th to 20th May and is a celebration of this great British tradition. 

The story goes that John Montague, the 4th Earl of Sandwich, ordered cold beef between sliced toasted bread to be brought to him during a card game so that he could carry on playing without interruption.  Although it was common to eat meat with bread, he gave us the concept of eating a sandwich whilst doing something else.

It is estimated that as a nation we buy some 3.5 billion sandwiches each year, a fact that takes some swallowing!  Throughout the land there are various names for our different types of sandwich too; sarnie, bap, buttie, baguette, barm and sangas for example.

Needless to say we recommend you use our cold meats for your sarnies, such as beef, ham or chicken.  However, we also suggest you try some of our delicious accompaniments:

•    Mrs Darlington’s splendid pickles and chutneys
•    Struan Apiaries excellent mustards and chutneys
•    Black’s marvellous cheeses

I look forward to you all popping in to buy your ingredients to celebrate British Sandwich Week.

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