Marks & Spencer release three-course festive feast for the price of one sandwich

A three-course Christmas dinner in a sandwich Marks & Spencer's 750 calorie triple pack sees festive starter, main AND dessert crammed into one triple pack
Festive triple pack contains three quarters of the average 1,000 calorie Christmas lunch

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12:29 GMT, 14 November 2012

Christmas lunch is the meal many people most look forward to all year: turkey with all the trimmings on the 25th, then turkey sandwiches on Boxing Day.

But why confine it to just two days

The three-course Christmas feast, courtesy of Marks & Spencer

The three-course Christmas feast, courtesy of Marks & Spencer

In answer to that very question, Marks & Spencer have created a three-course Christmas dinner sandwich – helpfully named the 3-course Christmas Feast – to satisfy cravings from now until the New Year.

The first 'course' is smoked salmon with cucumber and dill; the second is turkey with pork and chestnut stuffing and smoked bacon; and to finish there is a sandwich filled with brie, grapes and chutney.

At 785 calories, it's certainly not the pre-Christmas diet option, but an M&S spokesman notes that it's relatively abstemious next to the average 1,000-calorie Christmas lunch.

Think of it as a warm-up.