A healthy, nutritious sandwich that stays fresh for 14 days? Like Judge Judy says, “If it doesn’t make sense, it’s probably not true”.
Have you ever kept a piece of bread for 14 days? Probably not because it would be minging, and blue/green with mould – yuck. But munching that might be preferable to one of these nasty little creations captured here by the Telegraph.
Apparently the sandwich is kept “fresh” because of a special “protective atmosphere” within the packaging, containing nitrogen and carbon dioxide. Now, I’m no scientist, but does that really sound like how it Should be to you?
The supermarkets bang on about meeting consumer demand (even if that means selling us stuff that’s full of chemicals, additives and other ingredients that really shouldn’t be eaten). But honestly, what customer wants a 14 day old sandwich?
This is about profit before people, as usual – using food technologists to create things that look and (sometimes) taste like they’re meant to, but contain poor quality ingredients and worse.
So, why not give your lunch money to the independent sandwich shop rather than the supermarket today?
You can watch them make your sandwich in front of you, and chat about the ingredients they’re putting in it so you know what you’re eating. You’ll also be supporting your local economy, and odds on it’ll cost about the same but taste a lot better.
Avoid Processed and Go Local are two of hiSbe‘s 8 Everyday Choices.