to think there is no place for raw onions in sandwiches

(116 Posts)
mycatlikestwiglets Thu 22-Aug-13 13:20:14

I've just picked up some lunch from a popular sandwich venue and, as usual, have had to pull out the best part of a raw red onion before eating it. AIBU to think that there is no sensible justification for having raw onions in sarnies? Surely the vast majority of people who buy lunch in these places are office workers who don't want to spend the rest of the day breathing onion stink all over their colleagues? (And yes, I know I could bring lunch from home instead of wasting my money blah di blah but I can't be arsed really don't have time to make lunch every day.)

WilsonFrickett Thu 22-Aug-13 13:22:03

There's no place for raw onion anywhere imo. Pet hate is when diced red onion comes scattered all over a salad, bleugh!


Pootles2010 Thu 22-Aug-13 13:22:40

Yak! The place for raw onions is a frying pan.

DangoDays Thu 22-Aug-13 13:22:44

Ooooo raw onion sliced finely with mature cheddar. Love it. Oh so stinky, oh so good.

halcyondays Thu 22-Aug-13 13:23:05

I like onion in sandwiches, red onion is milder than other onions. cant you just ask for no onions?

Lottapianos Thu 22-Aug-13 13:23:21

YANBU. Gross. If you're using raw onions, you need to soak them in lime juice for at least 10 minutes first - that takes the nasty sting out of them and stop you stinking after you've eaten them.

Sirzy Thu 22-Aug-13 13:24:03

Red onion in a tuna butty is lovely!

Safyre Thu 22-Aug-13 13:24:30

YANBU. There is no place for raw onions anywhere.


StuntGirl Thu 22-Aug-13 13:25:39

Onions don't belong anywhere imo. Vile things.

gaggiagirl Thu 22-Aug-13 13:27:02

YABU I love a bit of raw onion in a sandwich or salad. I eat lots of come here a gimme a big onion snog!

Sanctimummy Thu 22-Aug-13 13:27:22


Raw red onion in tuna sarnie- fab
Raw red onion on beef sarnie- fab

If you don't like it.... get a sarnie without onion...

lagertops Thu 22-Aug-13 13:28:09

I buy bags of chopped onions from Asda that you buy to put in soups and eat them straight out of the bag.


ViviPru Thu 22-Aug-13 13:29:08


Traditionally, onions available in Britain were sharp and unpleasant, so I think that's why many people can't abide them. I've been brought up (in the UK) on raw onions in everything as it was very much the norm for my South Austrian mother who was accustomed to the sweet north Italian onions her mother would use.

Sweet raw onions in sandwiches is HEAVEN!

VenusRising Thu 22-Aug-13 13:31:17

Onions are delicious in a salad and a sandwich, UABVU! smile

I have a friend who eats onions like apples, and I agree that's going a little bit ott.

Vickibee Thu 22-Aug-13 13:31:20

Love red onion too, Cheese & Onion sarnies are yummy!

Mmm cheese & onion sandwiches grin yabu

Crowler Thu 22-Aug-13 13:32:16

I LOVE red onion on a sandwich!

This is why you keep a toothbrush at work.

BitOutOfPractice Thu 22-Aug-13 13:32:32

YABTU Sandwiches are a PERFECT pace for raw onions.

QOD Thu 22-Aug-13 13:33:48

I have a bag of red onions on the go always! Raw red onion in sandwiches, on toast with cheese, on salad, on anything YUM!!!

SelectAUserName Thu 22-Aug-13 13:34:07

YANBU. Our staff canteen does the same - great honking chunks of raw onion mixed in with just about everything. Same with salad garnishes in restaurants. Even red onion leaves you with onion breath and as I spend lots of my time in small meeting rooms I don't want to breathe it over my poor colleagues.

ShakeAndVac Thu 22-Aug-13 13:34:59

Ooh, I love a bit of raw onion in a nice ham salad sarnie or whatever. The trick is to ask for 'just a few onions' so they know not to try putting what seems like a whole onion in there grin
Just say no to the onions if you don't want them or pull them out if they're already in!

MiaowTheCat Thu 22-Aug-13 13:35:22

YABU - I LOVE raw onion!

nightowlmostly Thu 22-Aug-13 13:41:21

YABU, there's nothing quite as nice as a cheese and onion toastie, yum!

mycatlikestwiglets Thu 22-Aug-13 13:41:32

I'm talking about Pret and the like here where you can't choose a no-onions option - it's such a pain having to pull them all out and there's always an oniony aftertaste. The toothbrush thing doesn't work ime - something about raw onions seems to keep the taste and smell returning throughout the day.

You stinky onion-lovers are mad I tell you.

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