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Tesco is making major changes to its meal deal menu

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Tesco has unveiled eight new sandwiches in honour of Sandwich Week(Picture: Jack Dredd/Shutterstock/Rexfeatures)

A meal deal might not sound like the most exciting thing in the world, but it beats a container of last night’s leftovers – and can be very cost-effective.

Now, Tesco is trying to entice customers with a major change in its sandwich section.

In honour of British Sandwich Week, the supermarket is introducing eight new limited edition mains to its lunchtime meal deal.

The new products are inspired by global holiday destinations, including tastes of the Mediterranean and Japan.

The new sarnies include the Tesco Summer Edition Smokehouse Pulled Pork & BBQ Bean Sub , Greek Style Chicken Gyros Wrap, and the Japanese Style Yuzu Chicken Sandwich.

The meal deal is available to customers for £3.90 – or £3.40 for Clubcard holders.

Fans of the Premium Meal Deal (£5.50 or £5.00 for Clubcard members) can also enjoy the Tesco Finest Summer Edition Argentinian Chimichurri Sandwich with chilli and herb bread.

Also on offer is the Indian Style Miso Masala Chicken Wrap, which includes miso masala chicken with red cabbage, mango chutney, and a spinach and rocket salad enveloped in a spiced tortilla wrap.

You might want to head down to your local Tesco, these sandwiches won’t last long (Picture: Jack Dredd/Shutterstock/Rexfeatures)

Sarah Bryer, sandwich creator at Tesco, said: ‘As it’s British Sandwich Week, it’s the perfect time to try something new and switch up your usual meal deal combo.

‘Like many of our customers, I love trying new and different flavours and cuisines when I go abroad, which inspired us to create 8 new options to try as part of the Tesco Meal Deal.

‘My personal recommendations are the Miso Masala Wrap because I love the taste of vibrant Indian spices and the mix of miso and masala, and the Pork Char Sui Wrap which has a great sweet and salty contrast with just a hint of spice.’

The BLT is Britain’s fave sandwich (Picture: Getty Images)

British Sandwich Week which takes place this year between 20th-26th May is organised by The British Sandwich & Food to Go Association.

The sandwich aficionados have researched British sandwich trends and found the following:

  • Bacon is Britain’s favourite sandwich filling this year.
  • Bacon is the most popular filling in Scotland, Wales, the North, the East and the South, with Wales seeing 30% of its spend on sandwiches going to Bacon.
  • The Midland’s favourite filling is Chicken, whilst London favours Vegetarian sandwiches when all the sub-groups are combined (egg, cheese, vegetable, bean and other veg)
  • The top 5 sandwich fillings for 2024 are bacon, chicken, cheese, ham and tuna.
  • 75% of consumers are happy to spend up to £5 on a sandwich served on more premium bread.
  • On average, consumers will pay £1.78 more for a premium sandwich.
  • Coffee shops are the king of the premium sandwich – 73% of consumers look to this venue to purchase a premium sandwich.
  • Almost half (53%) buy a premium sandwich weekly, with the baguette coming in as the most popular premium bread carrier (35%), followed by panini (22%) and ciabatta (15%).
  • Italian flavours are the most popular, with Mexican and BBQ coming in close second.

Given that bacon is the most popular, it’s no surprise that the UK’s favourite sarnie is the humble BLT.

In previous years, ploughman’s cheese’s took top spot. And it’s no wonder it’s a popular choice; a typical ploughman’s has a bit of everything.

Inspired by the classic British meat and cheese platter, it’s usually loaded with thick cut ham, cheddar, pickle, mustard and lettuce between two slices of white bread. 

But there are other variations. For example, if you pick up a ploughman’s from Tesco you’ll find cheddar, plum tomatoes, lettuce and pickle – but no ham. Other versions also include boiled eggs.

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