Most shops and supermarkets have created their very own Christmas sandwiches, hoping to attract hungry Brits and workers on their lunch break.

With so many Christmas sandwiches on the market, it can be difficult to decide where to spend your money; do you opt for a high-end sarnie from Pret, or is a budget-friendly alternative from Greggs just as delicious?

Birmingham Live set out on a mission to taste test some festive sarnies on the high street.

Over the course of a month, they tried sandwiches from Pret, Sainsbury's, Greggs and everywhere else in-between to finally determine which festive sandwich is the best. Here is what they found:

Pret's Very Merry Christmas Lunch, from £3.75

Pret's Very Merry Christmas Lunch sandwich is loaded with veggies

Appearance

A feast for the eyes, this is one of the most colourful sandwiches out of the bunch. It's the ideal sandwich for those looking for a nutritious lunch as this sarnie is visibly packed with veggies. 

This sandwich also contains tasty caramelised pecans which is a very fancy element.

Taste

It doesn't scream Christmas, but it's a unique-tasting sandwich and the port and orange cranberry sauce gives the whole thing a fresh flavour.  

It loses a point for not being a "Christmassy" sandwich, but the flavour is great and the crunchy texture makes all the difference. 

Boots Prawn Cocktail

This fishy sandwich was a hit in the Birmingham Live office

There are so many festive sandwich options at Boots and Prawn cocktail is just one which you can get as part of the Boots meal deal. 

Appearance

Two triangle sandwiches come in a festive red box. The oatmeal bread is soft and fluffy, and the prawns are laid on a bed of lettuce and tomato and well coated in Marie Rose sauce. 

Taste

Everything about this sandwich tastes fresh and full of flavour. Even if you hate fish, it might be worth giving this sandwich a try as the "fishy" flavour isn't overpowering. 

Value

Starbucks  Tis the season turkey sandwich, £3.59

Starbucks Tis the season turkey sandwich

Taste:  6/10 

Appearance  7/10

Sainsbury's 'on the go' £2.40 'Turkey Feast' with sage and onion stuffing

Sainsbury's 'on the go' £2.40 'Turkey Feast' with sage and onion stuffing

Appearance

Taste

While the cranberry and sage flavourings come through, everything else about the sandwich is flavourless. It's also on the dry side, the only moisture coming from a thin coating of cranberry sauce on slightly stale bread.

The bacon is also fatty and lacking taste. 

Value

Costa  British Turkey & the Trimmings Toastie, £3.95

Costa British Turkey & the Trimmings Toastie, £3.95

Taste:  4/5

Value:  4/5

Appearance

This coffee shop has combined the humble toastie with all things Christmas. At a pricey £3.95, Costa had a lot to live up to but didn't quite deliver on the flavour front.  

The sandwich needs a little more cranberry sauce next year. 

Overall, not the best but not the worst either!

Starbucks Festive Feast panini,  £4.25

Starbucks Festive Feast panini

Appearance

Just looking at this festive panini will make your mouth water. Layers of pulled turkey are topped with maple-cured bacon and Emmental cheese. Starbucks haven't scrimped on the toppings, that's for sure. 

Taste

Much more flavoursome than its chilled counterpart, the cranberry chutney and Emmental cheese are the stars of the show.  

Value

This sandwich isn't cheap and will set you back more than a fiver if you also get a festive coffee with it. However, it is tasty and a great one for hot cheese lovers. 

Co-op Turkey & Trimmings Sandwich (£2.95)

Co-op Turkey & Trimmings Sandwich

Taste:  3/5

Appearance:  1/5

Value:  2/5

This sandwich contains all the traditional Christmas flavours, including Turkey, Cranberry.  

However, the onion flavour can be considered overpowering and the sandwich has a little too much mayo on it. 

However, the flavour and texture were both great.

M&S Help Shelter Turkey feast sandwich (£4.25)

M&S Help Shelter Turkey Feast Sandwich

Taste:  4/5

Appearance:  4/5

The meaty sarnie certainly tastes like Christmas, but could do with a little more cranberry. 

It's quite expensive, but some proceeds from your purchase go to help Shelter charity. 

Waitrose Turkey, stuffing and bacon sandwich (£2.40)

Waitrose Turkey, stuffing and bacon sandwich

Taste:  3/5

Appearance:  3/5

Value:  3/5

This sandwich is made with turkey breast, pork and chestnut stuffing, cranberry, port and orange chutney, mayonnaise, smoked bacon and spinach. 

It's packed with flavour and it even had a delightful crunchy texture thanks to the salad. 

A solid sandwich that's well filled, but it has a little too much mayo.

Sainsbury's Turkey, Bacon & Cranberry on Malted Bread, £3 meal deal

Appearance

Attractive and tasty-looking, this sandwich looks like Christmas in a box.

Taste

Plenty of cranberry sauce, but lacking in bacon and the turkey is a little dry.  

Value

Greggs Pigs under blanket baguette, £3

Greggs Pigs under a blanket hot baguette

Taste:  3/5

Value:  3/5

Appearance:  3/5

However, the bread lets the sandwich down as a more rustic style baguette would enhance both appearance and flavour.

EAT Festive Full Works Bloomer, £3.99

EAT Festive Full Works Bloomer, £3.99

Taste:  4/5 

Value:  5/5 

Appearance:  4/5

One of the best ranking sandwiches on the list, EAT have certainly delivered on the festive Christmas sandwich.

The meat and stuffing is well layered, and the tasty chicken stock mayonnaise helps keep the whole sandwich nice and moist.

Starbucks Very Merry Vegan Wrap, £2.99

Starbucks Very Merry Vegan Wrap, £2.99

Taste:  3/5

Appearance:  3/5

Value: 3/5

However, the overall flavour is underwhelming and tastes like any other veggie wrap. 

Greggs Christmas lunch sandwich, £2.75

This Greggs Christmas dinner sandwich was a flop...

Taste:  1

Appearance: 

Value: 

This is one of the worst ranking Christmas sandwiches on the list. It lacks flavour and isn't very filling or satisfying to eat.

If you're visiting Greggs, stick to food items from the hot counter.