Bread & Bones Competition: Dinner & Drinks For Two

Bread & Bones Competition: Dinner & Drinks For Two

As the merry season is fast approaching, why not enter this Bread & Bones Competition to be in with a chance to win dinner and drinks for two? 

Hot on the heels of their Christmas menu launch, this Bread & Bones Competition will allow two of my readers to sample their Christmas or A La Carte menus. The prize is to the total value of โ‚ฌ70 and is not exchangeable for cash. The competition will run until midnight on Sunday 30th of October with the winners to be announced on the Monday 31st of October. 


Christmas Menu

Main Menu - Sept 16

To be in a chance to win, the rules are simple. 

  1. Stand thoughtfully for 10 min while rubbing your belly clockwise with one hand and patting your head gently with the other hand.
  2.  Think about strange food. And particularly strange sandwiches. The more unusual the better. I’m talking pigs feet and mustard on rye. 
  3. Now leave me a comment under this blog post with the oddest sandwich you’ve ever eaten. And if you were too chicken to eat it, tell me about the maddest sandwich you’ve ever seen. 

Why should you enter, I hear you ask? Well just take a good look at these beauties. 

Kimchi Fries

Kimchi Fries





I should also state that this is not a sponsored post. I’ve approached Bread & Bones Competition prize as a treat for you for all the fun interaction we’ve had throughout the year. Why them you ask? Because, if you’ve paid attention to my food rants this year, you might have noticed that I love great food. And simply that’s what they do. 

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  1. Orla Caulfield says:

    I worked on a deli counter when I was in my teens. I once had a very hungover guy come in and ask me to make a chicken and mushroom pie roll. He wanted me to chop up a chicken and mushroom pie and put it in a roll with butter, lettuce, potato wedges and cheese.

    I made one for myself afterwards.

    I didn’t make another.

    1. That sounds delicious to me ๐Ÿ™‚

    2. Jennifer Oppermann says:

      Sugar and butter on white sliced pan, it was quite a delicacy when the was young and said to be good for the shock when you fell and hurt your knee

    3. Barry Gallagher says:

      I used to resort to eating banana sandwiches during my college years as both ingredients (bread + bananas!) were very cheap. Once I didn’t have any bananas left so sliced up an apple instead – it felt like hitting a new low.

  2. Ok so I didn’t have the guts to eat it but I found myself in Fatburger again in the U.S. this summer (Fatburger’s actually kinda nice) and they currently have this challenge – the XXXL burger challenge. It consists of a burger with the complete works AND *three* *half-pound* patties of meat. That’s 1.5lbs of meat! Or nearly 700g. If that’s not strange, I don’t what is!!

    Anyway, in the end I ordered the veggie burger, watched the hooker in the car park get arrested, and marveled at the oddness of the world.

    p.s. Yes a burger is a sandwich, mkay? especially over there ๐Ÿ˜€

  3. Aoife de Puis says:

    The oddest sandwich I’ve ever eaten was a true horror story..
    Basically, take an INCREDIBLY drunken 21 year old college gal who needed sustenance and promptly raids her mothers fridge. She decided to put cold fajita mix with mayonnaise, ketchup, leftover wedges, Parma ham, cucumber slices, mozzarella cheese, tobasco sauce and pepperoni into a sandwich (using Bergen bread). I swear, it seemed like a great idea…at the time. I ate half, lumbered off to bed and left the kitchen a bomb site. Following morning, I haul myself downstairs and decide to see how bad of a drunken chef I am. I took one bite and I can now 100% say…it was just vile. Since then, I’ve only ever made toast when I come home from a night out.

  4. Gavin Lawlor says:

    It would have to be the spiceburger & fish finger sandwich with mayonnaise as I couldn’t decide between ketchup and brown sauce!

  5. Guess it’s not the strangest sandwich ever, it was just my dads favourite.
    It was Brawn – or head cheese (doesn’t that sound awful). But mostly the whole head of a pig, bones and brains and all cooked down into congealed muck and compressed. Then sliced – with grizzle and all sorts of shite, and served on me mam’s fresh bread with piccalilli. He hopped off those after a skinful ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Andy says:

    My dad made me a lunchtime sandwich when I was in school once. It was a single slice pan bread with butter and wafer ham, folded in half.

    However, he arbitrarily grabbed a handful of ham. He grabbed seven slices. Folded over. That’s FOURTEEN layers of ham to bite through.

    1. Proper Food says:

      Andy, this made me laugh so hard I pulled out a second prize just for you. Just send me a wee email through the site for your prize.

  7. Jim Healy says:

    One of the best sandwiches I’ve ever had combined two unlikely sandwiches-mates, pear and bacon. Some might scoff at such a pairing but the sweet pear and the savoury bacon make a good match at the PepperPot cafรฉ. That combined with their fresh bread, cheddar cheese, whole grain mustard and lettuce rounds out a taste sensation like no other.

  8. Fergus says:

    As a child I used to experiment with sandwich ingredients. I’m a better matcher of flavours now but I recall one beauty which consisted of white sliced pan, ketchup, cocoa powder, banana, butter and a generous sprinkling of granulated sugar, to give it a crunch don’t ya know. Even to my six year old taste buds it was horrendous, can’t imagine how bad it would taste now.

  9. Derek Hourigan says:

    Once, with a mega hangover, had a munchies and lion bar toasted sandwich. Amazing.

  10. Carol Smaul says:

    Not odd in Ireland but outside of Ireland they don’t really get the deliciousness that is the crisp sandwich… cheese & onion crisps (king or tayto) on white bread… I’ve tried explaining to US colleagues but they don’t understand!

  11. Maire O'hagan says:

    I was living in Zimbabwe in a remote area. Sometimes I’d head into the capital on a local bus, along hot journey. But the bus stopped for refreshments and people walked up and down outside it offering their wares – hard boiled eggs, roasted mealie cobs and roasted field mice in thick slabs of bread! Am afraid I chose hard boiled eggs from this a la carte menu!!

  12. Emer says:

    On a very very hungover morning back in the college days, the presses were almost bare (as always!). I was alone in the house and there was nobody to comment. With no other options, i made myself a sandwich filled with peanut butter, granola cereal, dried prunes and mashed banana but wait for it – i even put 2 dollops of ketchup on top! It definitely took my stomach a good few hours to digest that one. Now i’m even sick thinking about it ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Mike says:

    This brings me back to my days as a wee boy when i had a real sweet tooth (unfortunately i still do). When my parents were out, the babysitter used to make us a sugar sandwich – so good but so terrible and so so bad for you. Literally 2 pieces of white batch bread filled with a mound of sugar. If we were extra good, she would add a dollop of chocolate spread. Maybe that’s the reason my teeth are in such a bad way but those were the good old days!

  14. Rory Carrick says:

    Completely not odd for me because I put pretty much everything between bread. Two firm favourites of mine growing up were Meanie sandwiches, because, well because they are gorgeous and anytime my mother made Irish Stew I would make a stew sandwich which is great for mopping up the gravy. Nom nom, now I actually want a stew sandwich.

  15. Laura says:

    I know this is gross, but it’s a firm favourite in our family. It started as a pregnancy craving 19 years ago, and it’s now the go-to comfort food.

    You need white bread, preferably thick sliced, fine cut marmalade and Easisingle cheese… Pop the bread in the toaster and when it’s nice and golden you slather marmalade on each slice and then lash on a slice of cheese.

    It’s technically regarded as an open sandwich, so I hope it counts!

  16. Manuela says:

    Pani Ca Meusa (Bread & Spleen) it is a very popular streetfood in Palermo, my city. It is a soft sesame bap filled with thin slices of spleen, lungs and pieces of throat cartilage of beef. These piece are boiled, sliced and fried in pork lard.
    We think it is absolutely delicious. But… well the rest of the world thinks it is definitely odd ๐Ÿ˜€

  17. Paula says:

    Mango & mussels. In total sobriety, unlike many suggestions above, I was bored. It was the 90s. It was wrong. Put me off mussels. Now that I ponder longer, it was peach not mango and it was in Temple Bar.

    1. Proper Food says:

      Hi Paula, I’m pleased to say you’re the winner. Even in my wildest dreams I wouldn’t have thought of peach and mussels. If anyone can reconcile you with mussels, it will be the guys at Bread & Bones. Send me an email through the site and we can organise your prize!

  18. Sasha says:

    When I was a kid I ate pickled jalapeรฑo and cheddar cheese sandwiches pretty much every day. Delicious but not sure I could manage it now ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. Stuart Burke says:

    Custard Cream & Chocolate Bourbon on white bread with lashings of real better. Strange, but awesome.

  20. Val Robus says:

    Great prize, it all sounds wonderful.
    When I was in school I used to eat cheese sandwiches with strawberry yogurt – sounds awful but was lovely.

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