RIP the Sainsbury's meal deal

We were sat in the office minding our own business when a couple of our SMS colleagues stormed in the room cursing Sainsbury’s and everything it stands for.

What sort of insult could Sainsbury’s have dealt this couple of (usually) pretty reasonable blokes? Well, the meal deal has totally changed, and it isn’t for the better.

According to Matt and Tom at SMS all of the decent sandwiches were no longer included in the £3 offer, and Tom was particularly angry that his favourite filling (the chicken triple) was now excluded from the meal deal.

We thought we’d take a visit after the lunch rush to work out whether the wraps, triple sandwiches and Taste the Difference options were merely sold out, and Matt and Tom were just blinded by hunger.

This is what we found:

Alas, the news is true, and we have exclusive pictures to prove it (the things with orange stickers are included in the meal deal).

As you can see there are still meal deal options on the shelves, but they’re all slightly plain, retro, stingy choices that you could easily make at home and would probably score a 0/10 on Meal Deal Talk.

Options still available in the meal deal:

  • Chicken
  • Egg mayo
  • Ham
  • Cheese & ham
  • Tuna mayonnaise
  • Tuna & sweetcorn
  • Cheese & tomato
  • Cheddar and Red Leicester with red onion
  • Cheese & tomato pasta pot

And here's the section with everything not included in the deal:

Previous meal deal options now not included:

  • The entire Taste the Difference range
  • Wraps
  • Sushi
  • The fancier sandwiches, e.g. chicken triple, turkey club, smoked salmon & cream cheese, maple smoked bacon, lettuce and tomato
  • Basically anything good.

We can only imagine that when Christmas rolls around that the incredibly delicious festive options will no longer be included in the meal deal either.

Not only does this mean a lot less choice, it also means we’ll no longer get the satisfaction of getting a £3 Taste the Difference sandwich in the meal deal, and essentially getting our drink and crisps free :(

We’re far from the only people disgusted by this terrible news, either.

What do Sainsbury's have to say for themselves? Just look at their Twitter account... we feel so sorry for the social team today!