A FAMISHED office worker shamed Sainsbury’s by posting online a picture of her “empty” smoked salmon and cream cheese sandwich.
Rhiannon Kistruck forked out £2.50 for the upmarket sarnie, which she bought on her way to work, from a store in Broadmayne, Essex.
But the 35-year-old went hungry when she opened the sandwich to find a miniscule piece of salmon, traces of cream cheese and no butter.
Rather than tackle the dry bread, Rhiannon chucked her “ridiculous” lunch away and took to social media.
The team leader went on Sainsbury’s Facebook page to write: “Dear Sainsbury’s, I know times are hard and we have to tighten our belts, but this is taking the mickey!
“I will not be buying my lunch in your stores from now on! Absolutely ridiculous that your sources think this is acceptable.”
Rhiannon says the company – who use the slogan “live well for less” – have now responded by sending her a £2.50 gift card, to make up for the lost money, but she says she definitely won’t be spending it on another sandwich.
She said: “I was running late for my shift at work so I decided to grab lunch from my local Sainsbury’s on the way. When I opened it, I thought the crusts felt dry so I decided to tear them off, and then I realised the sandwich was almost empty.
“I was a bit annoyed as it had cost me £2.50 and it was all I had with me for lunch, so I decided to take to social media to vent my disappointment.
“Sainsbury’s have since sent me a message offering me a gift card to the value of the sandwich, but I most definitely won’t be spending it on a sandwich!”
A spokeswoman for Sainsbury’s said: “We’ve apologised to Rhiannon for the lack of filling in her sandwich and we’re arranging a gesture of goodwill.”
This is not the first time Sainsbury’s have been slammed for their less-than-generous sandwich fillings.
Last year, Sam Patey, from Edinburgh, shared a picture of her pitifully filled £2.30 chicken and bacon salad sandwich from Sainsbury’s on Twitter, and the image went viral.
And in June 2015, a Scottish traveller took to Twitter to shame Edinburgh airport over their pathetically portioned egg and bacon roll.
The man, who wished to remain anonymous, captioned the picture online: ‘This is what a £3.20 bacon and egg roll from Edinburgh Airport looks like.’