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From Waitrose to Marks and Spencer, supermarket Christmas sandwiches which are bad for your elf


IT’S time to have your fill in the countdown to Christmas. 

Shops have launched their festive range of sarnies and lunchtime bites to help perk the nation up – and they are the quirkiest yet.

We taste test Christmas sandwiches and list calories for each

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We taste test Christmas sandwiches and list calories for eachCredit: Getty Images – Getty

But watch out, as some contain almost 600 calories.

Here, we check them out to see which ones are bad for your elf.

Waitrose

Waitrose's Christmas sandwich has both sausage and bacon

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Waitrose’s Christmas sandwich has both sausage and bacon

Christmas pigs under blankets sandwich, £3:

Containing sausage and bacon, the 2.55g salt content is one of the highest of those sampled.

It also contains 509 calories.

M&S

The M&S Truffled egg and honey roast ham sandwich is not just any sandwich

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The M&S Truffled egg and honey roast ham sandwich is not just any sandwich

Fa La La! Truffled egg and honey roast ham sandwich, £4:

Decadently packing two half truffled eggs and ham, with 513 calories and the most salt at 2.88g, this is definitely not just any sandwich.

Tesco

Tesco's turkey and trimmings sandwich won't leave you looking stuffed

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Tesco’s turkey and trimmings sandwich won’t leave you looking stuffed

Turkey and trimmings sandwich, £2.75:

Turkey . . .  check. Stuffing, sausage and cranberry . . .  check.

And at 519 calories and 2.2g salt, it won’t leave you looking as though you have been stuffed.

Sainsbury’s

Sainsbury's turkey with pigs under blankets sandwich has the lowest calorie hit

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Sainsbury’s turkey with pigs under blankets sandwich has the lowest calorie hitCredit: Sainsbury’s

On The Go turkey with pigs under blankets, £2.40:

Pig out on Cumberland sausages, turkey, smoked bacon and chutney as this has the lowest calorie hit we sampled at 505, and  2g salt.

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Starbucks

This vegan wrap from Starbucks is meat-free but not guilt-free

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This vegan wrap from Starbucks is meat-free but not guilt-free

Very merry vegan wrap, £2.99:

Containing butternut squash, red cabbage and vegan mayo, the 543 calories and 1.9g salt means it is meat-free but not guilt-free.

Costa

Too many Costa festive paninis and you'd be doing Joe Wicks' workouts into the New Year

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Too many Costa festive paninis and you’d be doing Joe Wicks’ workouts into the New Year

Festive pigs under blankets panini, £5 (meal deal with coffee):

At 531 calories and 2.3g of salt, too many of these could leave you doing Joe Wicks’ workouts well into the New Year.

Greggs

A few of Greggs' baguettes and you'd give Santa’s girth a run for its money

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A few of Greggs’ baguettes and you’d give Santa’s girth a run for its money

Hot and tasty (not suitable for snowmen) pigs under blankets baguette, £3.35:

This one is served ho ho hot. But with 577 calories and 2.7g salt, you would give Santa’s girth a run for its money if you over-indulge.

Cafe Nero

Cafe Nero's panini is a turkey when it comes to dieting

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Cafe Nero’s panini is a turkey when it comes to dieting

Brie, bacon and cranberry panini, £4.55:  

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Weighing in at a mouth-watering 536 calories and with 2.1g of salt, this one is definitely a turkey when it comes to dieting – as it is packed with melted cheese.

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