Aldi’s Ayrshire Cured Ham Hock With Farmhouse Cheddar Sandwich Review

Aldi’s Specially Selected Ayrshire Cured Ham Hock with Farmhouse Cheddar Sandwich costs (as of 2024) £2.69, which is quite expensive for a store-bought sandwich but has much more filling than the others!

The first bite into the sandwich is very cheesy- then you can feel the meat texture, which luckily isn’t tough and is pretty rather tender. The chutney inside the sandwich becomes noticeable, giving much-needed moisture to an otherwise arid area. The cheese is quite dry, but the chutney elevates its flavour and depth.

Ayrshire Cured Ham Hock With Farmhouse Cheddar Sandwich

There’s nothing great to write about the bread as it’s pretty much your standard (but not that cheap) bread, which is unfortunate for £2.69. However, this sandwich feels great when you’ve not had anything all day as I had it for lunch after fasting! It can satiate you quite well though I believe you can get a lot more for the price paid with other products. It is, however, a nice treat if you get it from the Too Good to Go surprise bag like I did.

I’ve left the nutritional information and ingredients below the separator so that you can take this into account as to whether you will buy the product or not.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Ingredients: Malted Bloomer Bread [Wheat Flour (Wheat Flour, Calcium Carbonate, Iron, Niacin, Thiamin), Water, Kibbled Malted Wheat, Rye Flour, Yeast, Rapeseed Oil, Salt, Wheat Bran, Wheat Semolina, Malted Barley Flour, Preservative: Calcium Propionate; Flour Treatment Agent: Ascorbic Acid; Wheat Flour], Shredded Ayrshire Cured Ham Hock (24%) (Pork, Salt, Dextrose, Stabilisers: Diphosphates, Triphosphates; Antioxidant; Sodium Ascorbate; Preservative: Sodium Nitrate), Farmhouse Cheddar Cheese (Milk) (12%), Caramelised Apple and Pear Chutney (10%) [Sugar, Pear, Apple, Apple Purée, Spirit Vinegar, Water, Diced Onion, Sultanas, Treacle, Butter (Milk), Salt, Thickener: Pectins; Garlic Purée], Seasoned Mayonnaise (6%) (Water, Rapeseed Oil, Cornflour, Spirit Vinegar, Pasteurised Egg Yolk, Cracked Black Pepper, Concentrated Lemon Juice, Sugar, White Wine Vinegar, Salt, Mustard Seeds, Spinach (5%)

Nutritional information per pack: 545 calories, 16.5g fat (of which saturates: 7.0g), 65.4 carbohydrates (of which sugars: 14.2g), 4.8g fibre, 31.1g protein, 2.68g salt

JOSHUA OBARA NORWOOD