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Man's rage after buying £4 egg sandwich with hardly any egg

Mirror logo Mirror 12/09/2017 Joshua Barrie

(Image: Hull Daily Mail / MEN Media) © Provided by Trinity Mirror Plc (Image: Hull Daily Mail / MEN Media) A man from Hull was left devastated after splashing out on an egg sandwich that was distinctly lacking in egg.

Carl Simpson spent £4 on a sliced egg and salad sandwich for his wife Maria, who's unwell and is currently being cared for at Hull Royal Infirmary.

Carl told the Hull Daily Mail that his wife is mostly fed through a tube, but "really fancied" an egg sandwich.

Maria was left disappointed. The egg was shockingly sparse.

A worrying lack of egg (Image: Hull Daily Mail / MEN Media) © Provided by Trinity Mirror Plc A worrying lack of egg (Image: Hull Daily Mail / MEN Media) He said: “I bought her a sliced egg salad sandwich. She’s had so many operations in the past and has no bowel so is mostly fed through a tube but she really fancied a sandwich so I bought her that one. 

"There was hardly anything in it, it must have only cost about seven pence to make and I paid £3 or £4 for it. It really upset her and she didn’t eat the rest of the day.”

The sandwich was made by NHS contractor Tiffin Sandwiches. Carl, who arranged an "emergency wedding" at the hospital two years ago after Maria was given just five days to live, posted a picture of the sandwich on the company's Facebook page with the caption: "Absolute p***take Tiffin Sandwiches".

The post soon got deleted, but Carl said that he later received a message back from the manufacturer.

“I got a message back saying ‘we do endeavour to produce sandwiches to a top standard and to the budget we are provided by the NHS. I will take this up with the MD.'"

Carl was also invited on a tour of Tiffin Sandwiches' factory in Bradford to find out more about how its food is produced. Carl said he doesn't see how observing how egg sandwiches are made will fix the issue at hand.

Credits: Hull Daily Mail / MEN Media © Provided by Trinity Mirror Plc Credits: Hull Daily Mail / MEN Media Carl said: “I don’t get what purpose or benefit that would have to be honest with you. Also, I haven’t really got time to be touring sandwich factories when Maria’s so poorly in hospital.

“She has recovered but is still in and out of hospital when her levels get too high or too low.”

A Tiffin Sandwiches spokesman said: “It’s not very often this happens. We make millions of sandwiches up to a high standard every year and it’s only the odd occasion where something like this happens.

“The way we make it is by making two sandwiches, piling them one on top of the other and cutting them in half. It hardly ever happens but we can see how someone could end up with two bad halves. All of our traders make sure our sandwiches were up to spec.

“We are in the process of replying to Mr Simpson and have already invited him to look around our factory in Bradford.

"We are very sorry about this and we will make sure we do something about it.”


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