The Periodic Table of Sandwich Ingredients

Everyone has their own favourite sandwich, whether it’s something traditional like cheese and tomato on white bread, tuna mayo on brown or one of the modern sarnies such as Piri-Piri chicken on granary – everyone is different and that’s what makes food such a popular topic for discussion.

They’re part of the staple school or work lunch, and even those with time off for a pub lunch or a fancy restaurant often favour a simple sandwich for their lunchtime meal as opposed to something a bit more extravagant.

You’ve got all kinds of decisions to make when it comes to your sandwich. The obvious starting point, of course, is the bread. Do you go for the traditional options like a white or brown loaf, or something a bit more fancy like focaccia or ciabatta, or do you go all out so you can fill up a wrap with all your favourite ingredients. That leads us nicely onto the next decision…

Do you go with something healthy, including lettuce, cucumber, sliced tomatoes or onions; or do you satisfy your cravings by being a bit naughty and choosing between the various meats available – roast beef, chicken or something a bit spicy like chorizo… oh decisions, decisions. Even your choices of cheeses aren’t as simple as they once were, with everything from typical cheddar to brie and even feta forming a delicious base for your delicious sandwich.

To help you to choose your fillings, browse through the periodic table of sandwich ingredients – you could even mix and match until you find something that might sound odd in theory, but tastes amazing on the tongue. Lunchtimes will never be the same again!