July 20th, 2010

The world’s first lasagne sandwich goes on sale at Tesco stores across the UK this summer.

The sandwich takes its inspiration from a student classic snack and a modern school of thought that believes that certain foods such as pizza and pasta sometimes taste better cold.

Laura Fagan, Tesco food developer and sandwich creator said:

“We think the lasagne sandwich could become the food of choice for anyone wanting a solid snack between meals.

The inspiration comes from my own student days and how certain foods could sometimes taste much better the next day – such as pizza, lasagne and even curry!”

The sandwich is made up of two thick slices of bread, a filling of diced beef in a tangy tomato and herb sauce layered with cooked pasta sheets and finished with a creamy cheddar, ricotta and mayonnaise dressing.

It’s not the first time that Tesco has gone out on a limb to produce an unusual sandwich.

Last month the supermarket produced a ‘Singing Sandwich’ for the World Cup which played the Ole Ole Ole Ole football chant when the packaging was opened.

And two years ago it launched the UK’s first ever commercially made sweet sandwich in time for the Christmas market – a banana and chocolate creation.

Tesco’s Laura Fagan added:

“The sandwich is a great British invention and a fine contribution to world cuisine. Hopefully the lasagne sandwich will be another chapter in the history of this classic culinary creation.”

The Lasagne Sandwich is now on sale and costs £2.