Everything you never knew you didn’t know about sandwiches

In about 6,500 words, British writer Sam Knight, writing in the Guardian, has published an entertaining and engaging account of why (and what and how and where) that packaged sandwich in the grocery store came to be. Oh, and who made it happen. He throws in the geography, the history, the psychology, the nationality and the mentality of packaged sandwiches. He’s got the industrial processes explained and he’s got both sides of how sandwiches changed consumers and consumers changed sandwiches.

It’s about as thorough a report as you will ever find about the lowly packaged sandwich.

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  • tom_billesley

    6,500 words. I’m sure he could submit it as a doctoral thesis in most universities.

    • Watchman

      Yes, but in the humanities faculties it would likely be rejected (unofficially) as containing verifiable facts, and not containing enough condemnation of white patriarchal sexism and not enough information as to how the LGBT community has been adversely affected by the sandwich.

      • moraywatson

        White Bread Matters!

        • David_Martin

          Want white bread – listen to the Motts on Newstalk 1010 in Toronto on weekend mornings starting at 6 am – it’s like listening to 2 slices of Wonder Bread having a conversation.

      • moraywatson

        The intersectionality of tight buns and stuffed sausages. Transsandwichism in the patriarchal system of Mr. Submarine.

  • Watchman

    It’s a useful way for the Guardian to avoid having to fill its pages with more of the leftist scandals of sexual assault in Hollywood and politics by people that the Guardian would normally be full of praises for. Things are pretty bad when the Guardian publishes praise for a modern capitalistic product.

  • I’ve thought a lot about sandwiches but not to that extent!