We all love to be a bit extra with our sandwiches and add some crisps to get that optimal crunch.
But one man has taken things to the next level with his butty building.
Christopher Gribben, 28, realised he was onto something when he made a ‘run-of-the-mill’ chip sarnie last year that proved very popular online.
His girlfriend encouraged Georgia, 24, encouraged him to just run with it and so he set off on a quest to see if there was anything that doesn’t work between two slices of bread.
His favourite? Bombay Badboy Pot Noodle and Doritos.
He’s also had success with spaghetti Bolognese and meatballs, and salt and vinegar Pringles with mayonnaise and sriracha sauce.
The sandwich connoisseur’s favourite is the double decker fish finger, mushy peas and tomato ketchup sarnie – layered between three slices of fresh white bread.
Another fave is chicken kiev, chips, beans and cheese, bookended by bread to mop up the inevitable spillage.
Christopher, from Manchester, says he uses basic food science to create his sandwiches, and never spends any time beforehand thinking up the combinations.
The aficionado now has 21.3k social media followers, even attracting the attention of celebrities including Oli Sykes from the band Bring Me The Horizon.
He said: ‘One sandwich a day keeps the doctor away. I have never made a bad sandwich – all it takes is a basic knowledge of food to put together a banging creation.
‘Growing up I ate very standard sarnies such as ham and cheese, jam, and tuna and sweetcorn.
‘Sandwiches are a staple in everyone’s lives. I think that’s why everyone loves my videos so much.
‘Warburtons even got in touch as they were so impressed. They sent me loads of bread and said welcome to the family.’
Christopher’s dream is to create a ‘a sandwich empire’, which may well be possible given the response he’s received.
He said: ‘I’ve always loved food, but I definitely wouldn’t call myself a chef, I just love cooking.
‘My potato smiley face sandwich with baked beans was so popular, even Oli Sykes from Bring me the Horizon commented “I’m making this with pickled onion space raiders and hash browns”.’
Christopher started documenting the sandwiches he makes on TikTok in March 2021.
He said: ‘One of my most controversial concoctions was a chicken Kiev, chips beans and cheese combination.
‘I have a unique twist on the classic crisp sandwich and swap out classic flavours for Thai sweet chilli crisps, sriracha sauce and cheese to give it a kick.
‘My ultimate hangover cure one is three slices of white toast slathered with mayonnaise and stacked to the brim with turkey dinosaurs, hash browns, beans, cheese and ketchup and I add a touch of class to beige British staples with my blowtorch to toast them slightly.’
His one absolute no-go? Marmite.
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