Look away if you’re determined to cut calories. These sinful sandwich add-ons might not be good for you, but they taste so good you’ll want to try them on every sandwich you make. Forever.
What transforms a good sandwich into a great sandwich? It’s all about the little things. These spreads and toppings elevate everything from a classic burger to a grilled cheese sandwich. Go gourmet with decadent add-ons that make your favorite sandwich downright heavenly.
No one can convince us that the bacon craze is over. Not when bacon products are so delicious. Bacon spread was developed by a cult favorite street food purveyor in Seattle. Add it to a flatbread sandwich, or just spread it on a crostini with fresh tomato. (Skillet Street Food, $15)
Nothing tastes quite like the earthy goodness of truffles. Treasured in European cuisine, truffles add a unique dimension of warm flavor to your favorite dishes. Try this delicate truffle spread on a grilled cheese or a light fresh vegetable panini. (Stonewall Kitchen, $11)
Don’t stress about the Sriracha shortage. This Sriracha mayonnaise has the rich, spicy flavor of everyone’s favorite Thai hot sauce. Use it on any sandwich that could benefit from the creamy tang of mayo and the sharp, garlicky bite of Sriracha. (Empire Mayonnaise, $8)
Chipotle flavor adds smokiness and a little heat to all your favorite foods. Chipotle mayonnaise gives burgers the perfect kick. Get creative, because this stuff tastes amazing on anything you can spread it on. It’s especially nice on a comforting cheese sandwich. (Sir Kensington’s, $25)
Forget a regular pickle chip. Make your sandwich extra special with gourmet eggplant pickles. Full of garlic and an herbal tang, these pickles are perfect for a sub sandwich. Pile them onto fresh bread with your favorite meats and cheeses, and you’ve got a whole meal. (Gunnar and Jake’s, $8)
Break out your panini press, and spice up your favorite sandwich with the salty tang of olive tapenade. The briny goodness of olives pairs deliciously with hot meat and cheese. If you’ve never tried it on a grilled cheese sandwich, your world is about to be changed. (The Gracious Gourmet, $10)
All mustard is not made the same. Winter Garden mustard is created in small batches with whole mustard seeds. It doesn’t contain any of the dyes and additives you’ll find in your everyday grocery store mustard. Try it on an egg salad sandwich immediately. (Raye’s Mustard, $4)
We know you have your favorite sliced cheeses, but sometimes you want instant gooey goodness. That’s when spreadable cheese comes into play. The Laughing Cow makes a spreadable mozzarella with basil and sun-dried tomatoes that you’ll want to sneak onto all your burgers. (The Laughing Cow, available in stores)