I have to say that overall, I really like making lunches every day, even if I do sometimes flounder for ideas a bit. Zackary is pretty easy to please as far as lunch is concerned; he likes fresh fruit, granola bars and sandwiches loaded with meat. As a result, we go through a lot of deli meat and I always have my eye out for the newest variety to hit the shelves. So I enthusiastically agreed when I was given the chance to try new Maple Leaf Deli-fresh sandwich meat.
As it happens, my small town has a local butcher shop that sells the most amazing beef jerky, sausage and sandwich meat, among other things. Having the meat freshly sliced to order makes a huge difference in the taste and so I was very curious to see if Maple Leaf Deli-fresh sandwich meat could compare.
Maple Leaf Deli-fresh comes in four different varieties and I decided on the Oven Roasted Chicken Breast and Sirloin Roast Beef to review. I sent Zackary off to school with a chicken sandwich on rye, but I knew that to really judge the quality of the meat, I would have to whip up a sandwich for myself too!
One of the first things that I noticed about the Maple Leaf Deli-fresh meat was the resealable package. It’s such a little thing but it makes such a big difference in keeping food fresh! In the past I’ve sometimes had problems properly sealing other packages and had the meat get too dry as a result.
I grabbed the sandwich meat and my favourite ingredients and created my sandwich. I absolutely love sandwiches and I always try to make them extraordinary. On this particular occasion, I decided to pile Maple Leaf Deli-fresh Oven Roasted Chicken Breast, mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, lettuce, tomato and avocado on light rye bread. Then I sat down to enjoy my lunch.
The meat was tender and flavourful and while it perhaps wasn’t quite as mouth-watering as the freshly sliced butcher shop fare I spoil myself with, it was certainly the next best thing. And the price was reasonable enough that I felt fine about using it every day for Zackary while still having the option of indulging in a gourmet sandwich when I desired.
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Overall, Maple Leaf Deli-fresh sandwich meat was a noticeable step up from most sandwich meat and while it might not have been able to quite equal that freshly sliced flavour of a butcher shop product, it came very close and was more convenient too! Grab your favourite variety and see how it tastes on your ultimate sandwich!
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