Christmas sandwich lovers, rejoice, the holy grail of all options - the Pret Christmas sandwich - launched on 5 November and is back for the rest of the festive season.
As with previous years the sandwich shop's special is sure to be a sell-out. There are four different Christmas sandwiches to choose from in 2019, meaning you could try a different one each day of the week while doubling up on your favourite for Friday - a genius option we're sure you can agree.
The four sandwich choices offer up options for veggies, vegans and gluten-free diners, as well as there being a regular Christmas dinner special of course. The sandwiches themselves are made in the shops each morning to ensure you get a fresh sarnie come lunchtime. And despite these short-lived sandwiches only gracing the shelves for a few weeks each year, the prep that goes into them is quite intense with planning happening for them way back in July.
Pret’s Global Head of Food Innovation, Hannah Dolan, said; “This year, our team of Food Innovation Managers have gone to extra lengths to ensure the ingredients that make up our menu of Christmas items are the most delicious they’ve ever been.
“[We were] tasting stuffing at 7am on the hottest day in July... [we're] dedicated to getting Christmas right, and can’t wait to hear what the nation thinks of the food.”
Pret's Christmas Lunch 2019 sandwich
So, what are the sandwich options? The regular Pret Christmas Lunch sandwich sees turkey, port and cranberry sauce married with herby stuffing squashed into thick-cut bread with baby spinach, mayo and crispy onions. Meanwhile the Pret Vegetarian Christmas Lunch is made up of roasted butternut squash with rocket and a nutty Christmas pesto, a yogurty mayo, crispy onions and pecan nuts for crunch. For vegans there's the Very Merry Christmas Lunch which combines grilled carrots, crispy onions, baby spinach, vegan stuffing, port and orange cranberry sauce and caramelised pecans. New for this year there is also a Pret Christmas Lunch on Gluten-Free Bread which takes all the elements from their classic festive sandwich and piles them onto a piece of gluten-free bread for one seriously satisfying lunch.
The new Christmas menu will also see the return of the popular Pret lobster roll, as well as two Christmas baguettes, the Brie, Pistachio & Cranberry Baguette and Pret’s Christmas Baguette. Treats haven't been forgotten either; there will be mince pies, Christmas tiffen and gingerbread snowmen, as well as Christmas coffees and hot chocolates on sale.
The 2019 Christmas Pret veggie special
This year Pret gave hardcore sandwich fans the chance to try their sandwiches before they were released to the general public. On the 4 November the lucky attendees were able to tuck into the 2019 lineup before anyone else.
Pret a Manger Christmas sandwiches went on sale nationwide on the 5 November from 10am.
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