Ham and Cheese Sandwich

It’s National Sandwich Month!

August is National Sandwich Month, and we find it necessary to give these tasty, versatile food combinations the appreciation they deserve! The first ever sandwich, as the story goes, was enjoyed by John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich. Montagu was quite the gambler, and in the heat of a 24 hour gambling binge he needed a meal that would fill him up, while allowing him to keep his focus on his game. The cook brought him slices of meat stuck between two pieces of toast, no utensils necessary and a free hand to continue gambling. The sandwich was born! Fast forward to today and the sandwich has become something of an art form. Endless combinations, varieties, tastes, and flavors for any appetite. Anything goes! Creating the perfect sandwich has turned into a battle of creativity and originality. Meanwhile, the classic meat and bread combination is the perfect bite for any situation. We took a look at some of the best sandwich additions over time and how they became associated with such a staple in many people’s diets. Tomato Soup garnished with Parmesan cheese and croutons Most people enjoy their sandwiches with a side of potato chips. But what about putting potato chips right on the sandwich? If you’re looking to add an element of crispiness to your ‘wich this is the way to go. In the United Kingdom, it’s commonly referred to as a Crisp sandwich. A Crisp sandwich is simply any sandwich with an added layer of potato chips, popular varieties include; barbecue chips on ham and cheddar, salt and vinegar chips on tuna fish, and plain chips on peanut butter. Next time you’re enjoying your favorite sandwich, throw some potato chips on there and see how you like it! Sprouts are another great addition to sandwiches! As many vegetables do, sprouts often vary in texture and taste. It’s important to understand the different varieties and which pair best with your favorite sandwich. Green-leaf sprouts are recognized by two tiny green leaves at the tip of a slim ½-inch to 3-inch shoot, these sprouts add a nice element to your meal. More commonly, alfalfa sprouts have threadlike shoots with green tops, they provide a calm, nutty flavor that goes well with your sandwich of choice! GettyImages-896409278.jpgAnother essential part of every sandwich are the condiments that complete it. Mayonnaise, mustard, and oil are all common. But what about other interesting tastes? Pesto is commonly found in Italian dishes like pizza and pasta, but it can be used in a number of ways. It works well on turkey or chicken sandwiches, and is even good on grilled cheese. How about Greek yogurt? Yes, you read that correctly. Greek yogurt pairs surprisingly well with egg salad, chicken salad, chicken, and turkey sandwiches. It tastes great and is a healthier alternative to mayonnaise. If you’re looking for a healthier option definitely give it a shot. There you have it! Try something new in honor of National Sandwich Month. Add a twist to your usual and discover a new ingredient that takes your sandwich to the next level. There are many options to explore: maybe you’ll find a new favorite!
Written by Jane N. Golub
Director In-Store Marketing Programs
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RUBBERMAID LUNCH BLOX SANDWICH and SALAD KITS

Introducing the new Lunch Blox Sandwich and Salad Kits from Rubbermaid Products. Each of the modular lunch sized containers work together to stay organized and optimize space.  They are perfectly portioned for lunch foods commonly carried away from home. The customizable configurations are designed to accommodate most common lunch bag shapes.  The drop-in dividers are durable and leak-proof in addition to being safe for microwaves, dishwashers and freezers. The individual containers snap to each other or to the Blue Ice panel to prevent toppling in lunch bags.  The Ice Panel keeps food chilled for up to 4 hours. The Sandwich Kit includes one Sandwich block, 2 Sauce blocks, 1 Side block and a Medium Blue Ice Panel.  The Salad Kit contains 1 Salad base and lid, 1 Topping Tray, 1 Dressing container and 1 Medium Blue Ice Panel. Look for Rubbermaid Lunch Blox Sandwich and Salad kits in the Food Storage/Bags and Wraps aisle.
Written by Jane N. Golub
Director In-Store Marketing Programs
Cains Mayonnaise Dressing with Olive Oil is here! Cains Mayonnaise Dressing is made with Extra Virgin Olive Oil, a good source of Omega 3 containing 310mg per serving.  Cains Mayonnaise Dressing with Olive Oil has a creamy rich flavor with a back note of Olive Oil.  The formulation known for its heart healthy benefits is Gluten Free and has half the fat and calories of regular mayonnaise.  Cains Mayonnaise Dressing with Olive Oil also provides a wide variety of antioxidants associated with healthy oils. You can find Cains Mayonnaise Dressing with Olive Oil 30 oz. right next to the original Cains All Natural Mayonnaise 30 oz. in the Mayonnaise and Salad Dressing section. While you’re looking for Cains Mayonnaise Dressing with Olive Oil and Cains All Natural Mayonnaise, try Cains Foods “Naturally Delicious” All Natural Salad Dressing.  Naturally Delicious has NO High Fructose Corn Syrup and is made with Canola Oil, which is low in Saturated Fats.  Naturally Delicious All Natural Salad Dressing is rich in Omega 3 ALA for Key Health and Wellness benefits.

RUBBERMAID LUNCH BLOX SANDWICH and SALAD KITS

Introducing the new Lunch Blox Sandwich and Salad Kits from Rubbermaid Products. Each of the modular lunch sized containers work together to stay organized and optimize space.  They are perfectly portioned for lunch foods commonly carried away from home. The customizable configurations are designed to accommodate most common lunch bag shapes.  The drop-in dividers are durable and leak-proof in addition to being safe for microwaves, dishwashers and freezers. The individual containers snap to each other or to the Blue Ice panel to prevent toppling in lunch bags.  The Ice Panel keeps food chilled for up to 4 hours. The Sandwich Kit includes one Sandwich block, 2 Sauce blocks, 1 Side block and a Medium Blue Ice Panel.  The Salad Kit contains 1 Salad base and lid, 1 Topping Tray, 1 Dressing container and 1 Medium Blue Ice Panel. Look for Rubbermaid Lunch Blox Sandwich and Salad kits in the Food Storage/Bags and Wraps aisle.