Packaged sandwich nutrition


#1

This morning I had a Beechwood Smoked Bacon on Sourdough Bun at Costa. The nutritional information on the package claimed it was 389 calories. I have to wonder how?

1 rasher of bacon = approx 65 calories
1 Sourdough Roll = approx 220 calories

There’s nothing else in the roll, and the piece of bacon is not huge.

So how do they get it at 389 calories?


#2

Maybe they include the calorie content of the packaging too. If I recall, the sandwiches from Costa are not particularly filling…


#3

Butter/marg and whatever they fry the bacon in.


#4

Full nutritional breakdown from their website (hilighted line) … plenty of fats to add those calories…


#5

65 calories is a rather low estimate for their fatty bacon rashers anyway.

Bacon medallions alone range from 40 (co-op) to around 70 (Asda) so unless they cut all the fatty bits off…

Shop bought sandwiches, another I stopped when I started this weightloss malarkey.


#6

My issue with the bacon wasn’t that it was fatty. It wasn’t. It was very lean.

What there was of it. I’m not convinced there was even an entire rasher there.


#7

Not being too contentious here, i hope, not meant to appear that way…but isn’t that type of foodstuff pretty ##ap anyway if we’re planning ahead and hopefully making good food choices?


#8

If that was all I ate, it would indeed be a crap choice. However, in the broader scheme, my Saturday and Sunday routines both allow for a cafe breakfast involving bacon and/or eggs. In both cases, the breakfast follows either a 5k run, or a 1k swim.

What we’re trying to do is to cultivate a healthier relationship with food, so that we can enjoy something like that without going completely off the rails.

It’s monday today, so I’m back on porridge for breakfast until Friday.


#9

In a nutshell!


#10

Yeah but it will never explain why they cut across the tomatoes instead of around the core. I hate the core.


#11

The core keeps the shape and the pulp in better I think.


#12

Nope 2 slices either side, turn, chop either side, throw away core. Apart from cherry tomatoes, that’s different.


#13

I think you’re on your own there!


#14

I can trump that, my dad eats nectarines and tangerines with the peel on! (apparently) it’s the healthiest part.


#15

Nectarines and peaches I understand, but the peel on citrus fruits? That’s mad.


#16

Nectarines I can almost get. Tangerines? WTF?


#17

tell me about it… all kinds of wrongness


#18

I think @Alex_PN is taking the pith.