Lettuce

Wednesday 23rd March, 2005
I just sent an email to the company Daily Bread who are one of the biggest pre-packed sandwich suppliers in the UK. They even supply Buckingham Palace by Royal Appointment  apparently. My query concerns salad...specifically lettuce. I'll let you know of any feedback I receive.

I work in one of the many offices served with sandwiches provided by "Daily Bread" each lunchtime. I notice that on your website you encourage feedback so here I am.


I don't like lettuce, can't eat it...won't eat it. Nearly all of your sandwiches, regardless of type,  come with a layer of lettuce. Whilst I recognise that most of the population eat salad, some think it's healthy and some even seem to like it; there isn't much choice for those that don't.


I find myself limited to the pricy Smoked Salmon, cheap and cheerful Plain Ham or my favourite Turkey & Bacon Mayo.


My issue comes from the labelling, something you're fairly proud of on your website. Many of the sandwiches clearly show the presence of lettuce, yet many do not. It seems you label up to 3 ingredients of the sandwich and, regularly, it's the lettuce that's left off. My Smoked Salmon sandwich today clearly stated that it contained "black pepper, lemon juice, oatmeal bread" yet the Sausage & Onion sandwich fails to mention lettuce whatsover. Without closely examining each sandwich to see whether there's any green layer in the bread it's pretty hard to tell.


So my main request is for clearer labelling of salad containing sandwiches for salad dodgers like myself.


I'd also like to request a review of what sandwiches actually contain salad. Whilst lettuce is pretty appropriate in BLTs and other salad type sandwiches, is it really essential in so many of them? I long for a Tandoori Chicken sandwich without lettuce and to find a All Day Breakfast sandwich that contains lettuce is almost an insult. Does anybody in the world have lettuce for breakfast? If not, why is it in the sandwich?


I'd appreciate any feedback you have on this

Regards,

Ben

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