That Costa lot! Dad’s disgust over £4 skimpy sarnie he claims was missing most of its Christmas filling

By Josh Saunders

A dad has revealed his disgust over a £4 skimpy sarnie he claims was missing most of its Christmas filling.

Kevin Saunders, 39, was shocked to see so little turkey, bacon and cranberry sauce on the ‘Ultimate Christmas Toastie’ he bought at Costa Coffee in Clarks Village, Somerset.

He claims the ingredients in the pre-packaged purchase were so minimal there wasn’t enough to even fill half of one sandwich.

The dad, from Wednesbury, West Midlands, visited the chain on Saturday [Dec 2] and took to social media to share his annoyance – one comment described it as ‘terrible’.

Costa’s ‘Ultimate Christmas Toastie’ hit the headlines last month after it was claimed vegetarians had accidentally eaten the sandwiches not knowing they contained meat.

Kevin, a software support analyst, said: “I’m not overly fussed about what turns up on my plate normally, but this sandwich was a bit messy, so I had to rebuild it.

“After lifting up the top I was like ‘Oh, ok’, it looked like it turkey mince rather than sliced turkey and there was such a tiny, little amount.

“There was such a small amount that there wasn’t even enough to cover the sandwich, there wasn’t even enough for half of the sandwich.

“Turkey is not something I normally have, but at this time of year you think bacon, cranberry sauce, turkey and so of Christmas, it was disappointing.

“We had just paid 20 quid for drinks and sandwiches, which I know is not a million pounds, but it was still pretty bad.

“I don’t normally post or moan, but it was the fact that there wasn’t even a slice of turkey, it looked like turkey mince.

“I only posted it because I wanted to highlight what I was given for how much they were charging.

“When you pick a big brand place and you don’t get value for money, you have to think if you go to your local shops you get a lot more for your money.”

Costa Coffee describe themselves as ‘The Nation’s Favourite Coffee Shop’ and claim to be the largest and fastest growing coffee chain in the UK.

Kevin added: “Everyone has been a bit disgusted with the sandwich and thought it was a rip-off for what we paid.

“I don’t think I would eat there again, you normally pay over the odds for coffee but at least know what you’re getting with that.

“But at £4 for a sandwich, that is nowhere near the standard you expect from a company like Costa.”


A Costa spokesperson, said: “We were sorry to hear the customer was disappointment with their purchase and would have been happy to replace it or offer a different product.

“We would welcome them to get in touch directly to share any feedback.”