Sunday, August 11, 2013

Subway Food Review II

Applewood Pulled Pork sandwich

Fresh on the heels of last month's Prime Rib Melt, Subway is at it again... with the debut of its Applewood Pulled Pork sandwich (available for a limited time.) Even the #1 sandwich chain in America can't afford to rest on its laurels. While far from spectacular, the Pulled Pork stands a pretty good chance of sticking to the everyday menu. Here's why...

It sounds delicious: Tender pulled pork, slow-cooked and covered in rich barbecue sauce with that sweet, smoky flavor you can’t get enough of. But did I like it? Will you? I have to admit, I wasn't all that impressed as it was assembled. Before heating, the pork looks rather unappetizing: I couldn't even tell if it had barbecue sauce in/on it. Once cooked however, the old gal comes to life a bit. As per usual, I kept it pretty simple... tomatoes, hot red peppers; but don't be afraid to dress it up a little. It needs the added crunch of lettuce, and perhaps onions to replace the heat of the hot peppers. At 960 mg of sodium, you can bet it has plenty of taste already.

Let's be honest: Subway's version won't win any awards at the your local BBQ contest; but it's a welcome break from the ho-hum menu we've grown accustomed to. I'd prefer more texture to the mix, but you can only ask for so much... right? Subway rarely makes you go, 'hmm" but it's about as solid as the rest; and at $4 for a 6-incher, you can't argue with the price. Enjoy, but don't expect to impress your cowboy friends.