The 300 Sandwiches Couple Got Engaged (43 Sandwiches Short!)

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The love story involving 300 sandwiches has now ended with a proposal — and only 257 sandwiches. If you haven’t followed the story, let’s catch you up to speed: NY Post‘sPage Six reporter Stephanie Smith’s boyfriend, Eric Schulte, told her that he would propose to her — with the caveat being he would only do so after she made him 300 sandwiches.

The story was of course met with hesitation and sexist backlash, ever since it started in June 2012 after Stephanie made Eric a perfect turkey sandwich and he said, “Baby, you’re just 300 sandwiches away from an engagement ring!”

Nevertheless, that sparked their engagement agreement, with Stephanie documenting every sandwich she made for Eric on her blog called — what else? — 300 Sandwiches.

On a recent trip to Barbados, however, Eric surprisingly decided to propose after the 257th sandwich.

“I already had the ring, I was unbelievably excited to give it to Stephanie and there was limited time — women have an ability to somehow sense the presence of diamonds, and she’d discover that sparkler sooner or later,” Eric wrote in the NY Post. “I always knew I had to do this in the most idyllic, memorable setting possible, and after much thought, selected Barbados. As for the significance of No. 257 — it was the nearest prime number, divisible by only itself and 1. And when she decided to make the island’s national sandwich specialty — a fish cutter — for her 257th sandwich, I knew it was time. I had my female friend take her to the spa all day while the guys helped me prepare the scene: picking flowers, making paper lanterns, getting the champagne chilled.”

Stephanie wrote about how thrilled she was in a blog post: “Words cannot express how extraordinarily happy I am. Not because I have a engagement ring, but because I’m going to spend the rest of my life having ridiculously amazing adventures with my soul mate.”

If their joint passion for sandwiches (and math, apparently) has anything to do with the catering menu at their wedding, guests may not need any knives or forks — just plenty of napkins.

See a proposal pic below:

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