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9 of the world’s grossest sandwiches

Finished eating all your Easter eggs? Good. Now prepare to feast your eyes on these sandwich monsters…

BY NOW YOU have no doubt finished scoffing your delicious chocolate easter eggs… so how about a slideshow of food many people definitely wouldn’t want to eat.

From a sandwich in a can to a quadruple burger, we take a look at some of the weirdest and grossest sandwiches available worldwide. (We’d advise avoiding reading this if you’re about to eat lunch.)

The Candwich

There’s nothing like a sandwich to fill you up and make a hearty lunch. But would you be willing to eat a sandwich out of a can? Incredibly, it’s not an entirely lazy option – yes, you must spread the peanut butter and jelly on it yourself – but don’t you think this processed sandwich would be very handy for people on the go? No, us neither.


The Chicken Burger… sandwiched inside a double cheeseburger

This particular burger pictured is a custom order from a Wendys fast food joint in the USA. It is, as the name suggests, a fried chicken burger sandwiched between a double cheeseburger. It’s greasy, cheesy, and probably impossible to eat in one go. As for your arteries afterwards, well… the less said, the better.



Doesn’t this look simply delicious? Ahem. The McDonalds McRib burger is a meat patty formed in the shape of ribs, and is made from “pork, water, salt, dextrose, preservatives (BHA, propyl gallate, citric acid)”. Yummy.


The chocolate cheeseburger slider

Sorry if this upsets your chocolate buzz, but this creation from a restaurant called Adsum in Philadelphia, USA, is the zenith of not-rightness. The chocolate bit is a confectionary in the US called a TastyKake, with cherry jam and a cheeseburger in between the two halves. That restaurant is now closed.

(heather n./Yelp)

Quadruple Whopper

Not content with one Whopper, this person quadrupled their order. How they got their smackers around this is anyone’s guess.


The Coleslaw & Chips sandwich

Chip sandwiches = great. Chip sandwiches with coleslaw AND egg? Some people’s version of culinary hell, we’d wager. Still, if it floats your boat you can pick one up in Primanti Bros in Pittsburgh.


The raw meat sandwich

These open-face sandwiches look pretty normal, until you realise the one on the bottom right is made with raw meat. Not for the faint-hearted… or those with sensitive stomachs.


Rubik’s Cube sandwich

A shout-out to the sterling work of @Insanewiches who litter our Twitter stream with well, insane, sandwich combinations. Their Twitter avatar is this sandwich of processed cold meats and cheeses, resembling a Rubik’s Cube. They have a whole website of crazy sandwiches here.


The Breakfast Roll

Finally, a contentious one. Some of us in offices think the breakfast roll is sandwich hell – but others think it’s sandwich heaven. What do you reckon?


What’s your favourite gross sandwich?

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