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Supermercado Sandy Spectacular II Turbo

Fearing round one was unfair, we aim to make things right in the Supermercado Sandy Spectacular's second round. The first round saw perennial favorite King Soopers trounced by a pair of unspectacular competitors. The lopsided defeat was largely due to Kings’ godawful cream cheese and cranberry slopfest, which we suspect wasn’t indicative of the formidable supermarket deli’s typical offerings.

Thus, a more objective round two. This time, we’re not ordering any wrapped prêt-à-manger BS. This time, we’re ordering the same approximate sandwich — prepared on the spot — from all three supermarket delis. That way it’s apples to apples and the whinebags at Kings can’t complain.

The Round Two Template Sandy:
  • Bread: Sourdough
  • Meat: Black-peppered turkey
  • Cheese: Muenster
  • Veggies: Tomatoes
  • Condiments: Mustard
In another feeble attempt at establishing standards, we will qualitatively grade each supermarket deli in five categories. Then, using computers “borrowed” from the sandylab last night, we will run the results through a complex algorithm, which will determine the contestant’s final sandyscore. We will judge each entrant on overall taste, customer service and other concerns, value, what’s between, and bread.

Will King Soopers reclaim his crown? Will Safeway pay for its consistent yet cautious deli performances? And what of Albertsons — what lame play on words could be applied to its name? Who will reign supreme (in round two)!?


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