Sunday, January 28, 2007

Town's Sandwich Campaign Bites Off More Than It Can Chew

Swindon's attempt to have a famous food dish named after itself have this weekend ended in obese failure.

All places worthy of their town and cities names have a foodstuff named after them, Cheddar Cheese, Melton Mowbray Pork Pies, Buxton Mineral Water, and Harveys Bristol Cream to name far too many.

A working group of business leaders and local politicians have been, err working over the past few weeks to get a new sandwich recipe named after Swindon.

Thought to contain Wiltshire Ham, tomatoes, cucumber, red peppers and locally produced cheese, the sandwich has been touted to knock the socks off the town's sudden love affair with wraps, paninis and the like.

A presentation to the Central Sandwich Decision and Certifiying Board was given a thumbs down by 12 votes, there are 12 board members able to vote so the result is a crushing blow to the town's cuisine culture.

Rumours that the town's branches of Greggs are to break rules and begin selling the sandwich from 9am Monday morning haven't been confirmed this evening but queues at all branches have began to grow rapidly.

Swindon Centric Says ; CRUMBS!

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