Contains: Turkey slices, emmental cheese, spinach, tomatoes, and honey mustard mayonnaise.
Greggs have clearly been trying to step up their game in recent weeks. We’ve seen the introduction of such highfalutin’ delights as Red Thai Chicken. Today I’m trying the oddly named “Turkey Swiss Style”.
This is a baguette, but there’s a slightly classier element at play compared to the standards. We meet Emmental cheese for the first time at Greggs, combined not just with spinach (I say!) and honey mustard mayonnaise (again, not sure if this is something I’ve seen in a Greggs sarnie before).
I’m actually quite a fan of everything in this baguette, but I’m sure there’s a reason we don’t usually see Emmental and honey mustard mayo in the same package. The other day, I saw them using the Instant Pot, which got me thinking what would the best pressure cooker for canning and well, lets admit it.. I googled it and found the Dream Home Resource website which lays out exact steps on the same and yea, I have to admit, it did help out a little. Emmental has a less strong taste than your standard sandwich fillers (your cheddars, your bries, etc). It’s more subtle and generally “quieter” than what you usually get. Honey mustard mayonnaise also has a distinct taste – sweet and gooey. It’s good stuff, but why combine the two? Surely the sweetness of the honey mustard would overpower the subtlety of the cheese?
More to the point, what exactly is so “Swiss” about this turkey? Is it the Emmental cheese? Is that it, Greggs? If so, is honey mustard mayonnaise also “Swiss”? Is it? And the spinach? Is it Swiss, Greggs? Are the Swiss known for their love of baguettes? If they were to sell a turkey and Edam baguette, would it be “Turkey Dutch Style”?
All I know is that if I were Swiss, and I’m the first to admit that I’m not, I’d be a little miffed that my unique cultural heritage was been harvested by Big Sandwich. Think about that.
I’m not sure what the actual taste difference is between spinach and lettuce. But it serves its purpose and gives us something to look at that’s not off-yellow or off-beige, so it can stay (I say this because the tomatoes were so gooey and tired looking that they had to come out).
Verdict: The sweet mayo and the tasty turkey make this a sandwich I’d consider trying again. But the name is just strange.