Sandwich in a can? And a contest!

5 Jun

Hello! This is Gwendolyn! I am super excited to be working with my great friend Sam on this blog! The first review of the relaunch, which we did together, was of the Candwich.

Sam had contacted Mark One Foods back when she first started the blog. At the time they didn’t have any samples for her, but sent us this box a week before we relaunched. Perfect timing!

Sam and I got together over the weekend to do a bit of planning, and try out these sandwiches. We were, as you could imagine, more than a little apprehensive to try this product. After a bit of research on my part, a few reviews said the ingredients were sub-par and barely palpable. However, I don’t know what Candwiches these people were eating, because we rather liked ours.

We were sent a 4-pack of Peanut Butter and Grape Jelly. Unlike we first assumed, the Candwiches do not come pre-made, everything is separately packed inside the can.

After popping the top of the can and pulling everything out, we decided to try each item separately (except the Laffy Taffy because we both like our teeth).  The bread was a bit on the yeasty side, but good overall. However it was not pre-sliced, leaving me to butcher it with the included plastic knife. It’s never easy to cut anything with a plastic knife. The peanut butter was thick, but mild. And the jelly was flavorful but not too sweet. The foil packets they came in, however, were rather difficult to open. The “Easy-tear” wasn’t so easy, and we ended up needing scissors (because, again, we like our teeth).

After we assembled the sandwich, sliced it in half, and began to eat, we were pleasantly surprised to find that it tasted exactly like the PB&J’s we would make at home. It left my mouth a bit dry, but almost anything will, and Sam didn’t have any problem with it at all. The combo of peanut butter and jelly masked the yeastiness of the bread nicely. It made for a very good sandwich.

The few problems we had with it were all personal preferences. As mentioned before, pre-sliced bread would have been nice (especially if packing it as a lunch for a young child) and our fingers got sticky from opening the packets, so a wet-wipe included in the can would have been awesome. Also, the packets would have been very hard for a child to open. Though! As somebody who is a bit clumsy, and cuts herself on everything (even if it isn’t sharp) I was excited to see that the pop-top on the lid was lined with some sort of wax seal, so it’d be almost impossible to cut yourself (believe me, I tried!)

Overall Rating:

7 out of 10!

Now on to the contest!

Since quite a few of our facebook friends have shown an interest in the Candwich, Sam and I decided to give a chance to two of our readers to try it for themselves. Leave a comment saying where you would eat your Candwich, like us on Facebook, and like Candwich by Mark One Foods. Sam and I will get together to pick our favorite two comments for the winners, so make it a crazy one!

Contest ends in a month, on July 6th, so good luck!


18 Responses to “Sandwich in a can? And a contest!”

  1. Katy June 6, 2011 at 12:50 pm #

    Canwich seems like a fairly neat product. I’m a huge fan of a good ol’ peanut butter and jelly sandwich, but it rather troublesome transporting one around, especially in a purse. Usually when my boyfriend and I go to the park, we take sandwiches with us to eat while we are there. Canwich would be so much easier to bring instead of the traditionally made sandwiches. You can make your sandwiches fresh and no need to make a mess while carrying it around.

    I would definitely use them while at a picnic or going camping. I would probably even get some for my niece to take to school with her for lunch. If I was working at the office, these babies would certainly come in handy for a quick meal. 😀

    • Sam June 6, 2011 at 1:12 pm #

      Thank you for your entry!

  2. Scott Campbell June 6, 2011 at 1:43 pm #

    I would eat a canwhich in a ditch, with a witch, and never snitch. I would eat one here or there, I would eat one here or there I would eat one ANYWHERE!

    • Sam June 6, 2011 at 1:57 pm #

      Very creative! Thank you for your entry!

  3. Heather Hoopes June 6, 2011 at 2:01 pm #

    I am the President of the Drucker Hiking and Outdoors Soceity and would love to try this sandwich after a hike to the Hollywood sign! It sounds like a great thing to bring on hikes and camping trips since it doesn’t take up too much space. 🙂

    • Sam June 6, 2011 at 2:06 pm #

      That sounds fun! Thanks for the entry!

  4. Steven June 6, 2011 at 2:07 pm #

    Ever since I found out about Candwich I’ve been very intrigued. I am a teenage male and like many people my age when it comes to food I have very little cooking ability and I am very lazy. That is why I was a huge fan (and still am) of Lunchables and the idea of the Candwich brought back great memories of eating Lunchables at school and field trips etc.

    With that said I would eat my Candwich anywhere. Period. It would bring back the younger kid in me when I loved putting the Lunchables together and even though I’m 17 I would take it everywhere and brag to my friends I was eating a Candwich and they weren’t.

    • Sam June 6, 2011 at 2:13 pm #

      Thank you for your entry! Good luck!

  5. Justin simpson June 6, 2011 at 2:27 pm #

    I would eat my Candwich at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco while chaparoning a field trip for my sister’s fifth grade class.

    • Samantha June 6, 2011 at 2:31 pm #

      Thumbs up! Thanks for your entry!

  6. angella June 6, 2011 at 3:25 pm #

    i would eat it in a boat, with a goat, in a moat!
    we both love jelly in our belly’s!
    i would also eat canwich on the go, camping, hiking, or on a road trip! fast easy snacks!

    • Gwen June 6, 2011 at 3:52 pm #

      Very clever! Love Dr. Seuss! Thanks for the entry!

  7. Lisa Pacheco June 16, 2011 at 10:34 pm #

    I would eat it with some milk at mt daughter’s pageants we never seem to have time to eat at them. So this is a great idea for eveybody when u dont have time to get out & get something to eat ! This is best idea i just want to kiss whom ever came up with this wonderful idea. We would pack about 4-6 so we wouldnt have to stop at McDonalds on the way home either…;o) Love you for thinking of us…;o)

  8. Victor June 27, 2011 at 4:47 pm #

    I would not eat my CANDWHICH in the nude
    I will not eat my CANDWHICH next to someone rude.
    I will only eat my sandwhich from a tube.

    I will NOT eat my CANDWHICH from afar
    who needs peanut butter from a jar?
    I will NOT eat my CANDWHICH in my bed
    who needs crumbs from messy bread?
    I WILL eat my SANDWHICH in a can
    I will because I AM CANDWHICH’s biggest fan

  9. Vic June 27, 2011 at 4:48 pm #

    I would not eat my CANDWHICH in the nude
    I will not eat my CANDWHICH next to someone rude.
    I will only eat my sandwhich from a tube.

    I will NOT eat my CANDWHICH from afar
    who needs peanut butter from a jar?
    I will NOT eat my CANDWHICH in my bed
    who needs crumbs from messy bread?
    I WILL eat my SANDWHICH in a can
    I will because I AM CANDWHICH’s biggest fan

  10. Vic June 27, 2011 at 5:00 pm #

    Hey everyone,
    THE CANDWHICH MAN-WITCH here, to break it down

    Whats up , man?

    TAKE the bread, slap on some jam
    layer on peanut butter, stil not the biggest fan?
    final engredient-lets toss it in a can

    Oh dang!

    Now, take that can-throw it in your van,
    20 years later, your offically an old man.
    Driving down the freeway,forgetting lunch again
    pop goes the lid-delicous sandwhich in can

    Oh Yeah!


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