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The Crisp Pine Garden
Ingredients: Poppy seed bread, cucumber, twiglets, red pepper,
crisps, tomato sauce
Goes Great With: Vintage red wine and the rest of the bag of
crisps which weren’t used
This is a real aficionado’s sandwich.
A revolutionary blend of crisps and twiglets in a sandwich is almost unheard
of. In much the same way as Picasso's "Les
Demoiselles d'Avignon" marked a radical break from the
traditional art compositions of the time, so this daring combination of
savoury constituents promises to transform the way people think about
The sugary taste of the tomato sauce mixes admirably with the savoury
twiglets. This forms the basis for the kind of
sweet and sour sandwich the Chinese would surely be proud to call
An integration of the ingredients into a laconic
taste is miraculous yet wonderful. As a result, there is a
distinct lack of “Hollywood” component, as no one flavour particularly
stands out from the bunch. If it were a football team, it would be Reading.
No big name players, yet they were hard as a team to get results. And the
Pine Garden Crisp gets results with effort to spare.
Production Considerations: This sandwich was made using poppy
seed bread and cheese and onion crisps. In the review sandwich, the bread
added well to the texture, while the choice of cheese and onion worked well.
Adventurous persons wishing to re-enact this snack might be willing to push
the boat out and attempt to construct it using salt
and vinegar, which might add a desirable edge to the overall
Best Points: The delightful realisation you get when you
discover that combining twiglets and tomato sauce
Worst Points: None. This might just be that ultimate sandwich.
Score: 7 Bites Tasty!!!