52 thoughts on “An Irish Delicacy

    1. Odis

      There must be someone who does these properly. I tried a couple of them years back because it looked good. Jaysus what a waste of money. Delicacy? I understand the Scots do deep fried Mars bars, though it not something that ever tempted me.

  1. Jimmee

    Chicken fillet on white baguette with a bit of mayo and tomato relish and swiss cheese and lettuce.


    1. Ray

      The chicken (Gallus gallus domesticus) is a domesticated fowl, a subspecies of the red junglefowl. As one of the most common and widespread domestic animals, with a population of more than 24 billion in 2003,[1] there are more chickens in the world than any other species of bird. Humans keep chickens primarily as a source of food, consuming both their meat and their eggs.

        1. Ray

          Touché my good man.

          Please excuse me while I empty the contents of my belly.

          You work there? lol

          1. Avon Barksdale

            It was posted on this site 2 years ago. Do people actually work anymore? lol indeed

        2. edalicious

          To be fair, while there is a lot of ingredients, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with pretty much all of them. The only thing of any real concern there is the phosphates and I’d imagine they’re only gonna cause you any hassle if you’re eating like 6 chicken fillets a day.

          1. Lan

            Yep, all of it is perfectly safe to eat.

            On the other hand if you order chicken you really should be getting chicken…

        3. Joachim Gillespie

          Have to say I wasn’t expecting it to contain as much pea fibre as it does.

    2. jojo

      Its just gym mats coated with saw dust fried in old engine oil.

      Now im off for homepathic treatment to cure my cancer, if people only knew that eating herbs and yogo can cure anything

  2. Ray

    I had a lady in Spar try to cut in half before I got a chance to add cheese or lettuce. The nerve!!!!

    Also, why is the price so inconsistent for the same sandwich in different Spars. In one I get charged € 4.40 and in another it fluctuates between €4.60 and € 4.80???

    1. Mani

      Well Ray, tis simple really. The staff are trained to tell the kind of customers who use exclamation marks excessively and overcharge them accordingly. Some are better than others at sensing this. Hence the disparity in prices.

    2. Skeptik

      4.60? You should be so lucky. Out in suburbia, they’re around the 6 euro mark.

      Spars are franchises, owners can set their own prices. The more competition around, the lower the price.

      1. Rob_G

        Do the Centras around Westmoreland St. still have really cheap chicken fillet rolls? – they used to charge only €1.97 or something like that, while everywhere else in town was about twice as dear (this is a few years ago).

    3. Bingo

      I buy CF rolls from a various places.
      Spar – Barrow Street – 4.70
      Spar – Bath Ave. – 4.00
      Centra Rathmines – 3.00

      Mayo, BBQ sauce, cheese & lettuce (iceberg, not assorted leaves!).

  3. Skeptik

    Used to get these, until I saw the cardboard box these “Chicken” fillets came in behind the counter. Pumped full of grease so the “fry” themselves in the oven. Then there was the woefully low actual “Chicken” content.

    Get the cold stuff and ask them to toast it.

    1. Rob_G

      I didn’t realise that anyone was under the impression that breaded chicken was a healthy option :o

  4. garthicus

    In the surreal world that is the deli in Tesco Dun Laoghaire, a CF roll (with as many other ingredients as you want) is €3.65 , however, if you also buy a coke the price changes to €3. Magic.

    1. Bejaziz

      Much like buying a bottle of water in certain London tube stations, cheaper to buy with a copy of the Telegraph…

  5. MW7

    Neither – Sweet chili sauce please.
    Yes, please.

    Jesus, I’d murder a chicken fillet roll right now.

  6. Bejaziz

    Anyone that has spent more than 2 euro on one of those should hang there head in shame, the only time i’ve steeped so low was when i didnt have enough money for a kebab and i was passing Centra on Dame street (2 euro for a CF roll)

  7. Skeptik

    Still though, it’s not nearly as much as a local delicacy as the builder’s standard: The Breakfast Roll.
    The only think missing from it was porridge.

  8. Dubh Linn

    What is all this Spar sandwiches nonsense? Centra is your only man for a filled baguette.

    Years ago when I lived on the South Circular Road, fish fillet baguette (cheddar, lettuce, tomato, relish and mayo) from Centra and a small chips from Dinos used to save my life after a night on the town.

    Dammit, now I want a fish sarnie and chips….

  9. Anomanomanom

    If you can find a place that does Real chicken breast(not that glued together shut in spar) in a bread crumb your sorted. Anyone living near Leonards corner,Dublin, might remember the Loom. Nicest rolls and Sandwich every.

  10. birdcloud

    Bolands on Duke Lane do a plain or spicy chicken baguette with a portion of wedges for €4.00. Much much nicer than Spar!

  11. Domestos

    When I was on my J1 – during which time I also almost fell off a building, albeit a structurally sound one – I worked in a place where the chicken fillets arrived pre-cooked and vacuum packed in a ~40 pound plastic sack. We’d drop them into a drawer of hot water, where they’d wait until we ‘cooked to order’, by fishing out the chicken, dropping it onto some bun permanently preserved like an Egyptian God, and squeezing some spicy BBQ sauce on top. OMNONNONNONNONNON

  12. Lan

    Warm breaded “chicken” rolls with coleslaw, mayonnaise and those little streaky rasher pieces (that I never want to see the ingredient for). Hot damn

  13. Parochial Central

    How depressing to see those fat builder bastards back in Fresh on Camden Street tucking into stuff like this. Ugly Mofos. I’d wear some of them even have breakfast roll tattoos.

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