PROTINIS™: Maple Leaf Foods’ Well-Packaged Answer to Your Cravings!

With a kid in the picture, I’m not spending like I used to. Restaurant lunches with friends and coworkers replaced by lunches carried to work in my reusable bag, and if you’re like me, you’re constantly on that hustle, eating at your desk more often than taking the time to make sure that what you’re eating is what your body needs.

While I’m a creature of habit and enjoy the sandwiches, puddings and fruits my wife lovingly packs, ensuring I don’t need to hit the office microwave or refrigerator to crush my efficiency (and let’s face it, they’re both disgusting), Maple Leaf Foods wanted to know whether I’d be interested in trying a snack of an entirely different nature.

I had no idea what I was in for!

I AM NOT A FOODIE: A Chance to WIN with Dempster’s #DIYSandwich!

For the past 6 years, I’ve had a unique job that sees a site change every 6 months or so. Most recently, I was banished exiled transferred to Yonge & Finch, where I quickly found the lunch options rather… limited*.

So to save money and keep me healthy, Sarah helped me fall in love with the sandwich all over again.

*From 2009 through 2011, with a work team that was 2/3 Asian, lunches mostly consisted of dim sum, sushi or Korean BBQ. Let’s just say we overdid it and I’ve yet to recover.

The Poor, Poor Tale of the Sandwich

Las Vegas 2013 — Earl of Sandwich — Chipotle Chicken Avocado Hot Sandwich
If you’re ever in Las Vegas, do yourself a favour and eat this.

The sandwich gets a poor rep among the foodies of the world, preferring to nosh on more delicate fare, like foie gras, canapés and salads with balsamic reductions.

But I’m a meat and potatoes kind of guy, returning to the same comfort food time and again, when I want something to eat.

More than once, Sarah’s worried that I’d get tired of spicy Italian sausage, old cheddar cheese, Miracle Whip and mustard on an Italian bun, but two months in and I still gnaw away on them merrily while working on spreadsheets!

As tasty as that is, though, it’s not nearly enough to make it Canada’s Most Epic Sandwich.