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22nd Oct 2018

Supermarket has to change name of sandwich because it’s being called ‘sexist’

Olivia Hayes

It’s being called a ‘Gentleman’s’ sandwich because it has anchovy mayo in it.

Yep, Waitrose is being blasted online after a woman tweeted about a sandwich she bought out of the Heston Blumenthal range.

The sandwich in question is the Gentleman’s Smoked Chicken Caesar Roll, and has ‘Gentleman’ in its name because of the dressing – an anchovy mayonnaise.

BBC6 Music’s Amy Lamé took to Twitter to call them out, saying: “I never knew sandwiches were gender specific. I’m female but thankfully @waitrose let me purchase this anyway.”

Waitrose has since responded to the complaints, saying that they are looking at changing the name of the sandwich:

The supermarket told The Telegraph: “It’s never our intention to cause offence – we’re not dictating who should eat this sandwich – we hope anyone who tries it will love the distinctive flavours.

“However, we are planning to change the name of the sandwich soon.”