Called in at Coles St Agnes earlier, and they had a fridgeful of unsold ready-made sandwiches, all reduced. Set me wondering as to why supermarket ready-made sandwiches haven't taken off here like they have in the UK. Don't know if it's changed since I was there, but Tesco's used to have loads of sandwiches, wraps, and filled rolls for sale, but if you went there after 1pm everything had sold out! I still really miss Tesco's Chicken Caesar wraps!
Hardly any of the supermarkets do ready-made sandwiches here, a couple of petrol stations have maybe a handful available, in the most boring flavours, but it's obviously something that just doesn't work here.
Is it because people would rather have a hot pie? Is it because they don't trust the supermarkets' fridges to keep them fresh? Is it just a culture thing? I remember mentioning it to an aussie friend who just said that aussies like their sandwiches made fresh from delis, but there are sandwich shops in the UK that do that too, and the supermarkets (and M&S of course) still have a market. Mmmm just remembered the M&S Brie and Grape sandwich on walnut bread..... It's not like they don't do delicious gourmet breads here, specially where there are lots of italians!
Any ideas anyone?