Subway Sandwich Nutrition Review
Feb 18, 2000 (Updated Feb 19, 2000)
Review by Glenn Hanna
Rated a Very Helpful Review
Pros:Taste, Nutrition, Fulfillment
Subway is Great
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I love to eat at Subway. Like all food chains, each restaurant has different standards. The Subway at my work has high quality standards and the food is always sorted for freshness and appearance. The only thing that is tough evil about Subway are the prices. Be prepared to spend $4 or more on a 12Ē sandwich. Iím very lucky and pay half price for my sandwiches. I work in the same building but at a Taco Bell Express and the Subway stays very busy. Obviously if people are willing to pay the high prices then Subway is going to keep them that way.
I have been to a Blimpies (A competing sub sandwich chain) and have realized just how great Subway is. At Subway you can get as much as you want of regular mustard, Dijon, mayonnaise, lettuce, onions, tomatoes, olives, pickles, assorted peppers, salt, pepper, oregano, grated Parmesan cheese, oil, and vinegar. Plus you choose from American, Swiss, and Provolone cheese or a combination all; and the meat of your choosing on Italian (white) or wheat bread. The bread is excellent in texture and taste. At Blimpies I got a choice in meat, cheese, mayonnaise, mustard, lettuce, onions, and pickles; thatís all that was offered at the two Blimpie restaurants that I have been to. The bread was less fancy than Subways and the flavor is unique. Youíll have to try both Subway and Blimpieís bread to decide which one is for you. I also would like to add that Subway serves Pepsi products and Blimpieís sell Coke products.
Now you have heard of Subway promoting that they have seven subs with six grams of fat or less. This is just used to make their sandwiches seem healthier than competing burger chains. The truth is that they are comparing apples to oranges. They compare a six-inch sub that does not include cheese, oil, vinegar, mustard, or mayonnaise to a burger that is full of condiments. Letís dissect a typical 6-inch Subway sandwich. Something more realistic than just bread, meat, and veggies.
White or Wheat bread?
White bread contains 1 gram of fat and Wheat contains Ĺ gram of fat. Itís two grams of fat if you get a deli roll. Letís choose white bread. Total fat so far, 1 gram.
Mayonnaise or Mustard?
Letís put both on our sandwich. A tablespoon of mayonnaise will have four grams of fat. Mustard isnít fattening, put as much as you want on. Total fat so far, 5 grams.
Would you like Cheese?
Of course! You canít have a sandwich without cheese. Thatís three grams of fat for two slices. Total fat so far, 8 grams.
What kind of meat?
Letís pick one of the subs they promote for being low fat. Letís pick turkey. Thatís four more grams of fat. Subway does have high-fat meat. The Cold Cut trio has 14 grams of fat and the Classic BMT has 21 grams of fat. Sticking with our Turkey Breast our total fat so far is 12 grams.
What kind of veggies?
Load up your sandwich with all the veggies you want. None will have fat. Total fat so far, 12 grams.
Salt, Pepper, Oil, Vinegar?
Letís get a little of each. Only the oil is fattening. A standard serving will add 5 grams of fat to your sandwich. We have finished with a sandwich with a total of17 grams of fat.
The sandwich is still low-fat!
I donít know about you but 17 grams of fat isnít bad at all. I would include this in the commercials. Compare it to a Burger King Whopper that has an estimated 39 grams of fat. A foot-long sandwich will still have less fat than a Whopper. The extreme six inch cold sub, the Classic BMT, will have 34 grams of fat. Our 17-gram sandwich takes up about 25% of the suggested daily servings. So we can eat four six inches (two foot-longs) for the whole day and nothing else and be fine.
No wonder 22-year old Jared Fogle lost over 200 lbs on a strict Subway diet. He went with a slightly lighter 6-inch sandwich than ours and a 12-inch veggie sub for the entire day for a full year.
Good for the Body
Subway sandwiches not only fill your stomach up nicely but itís good food that will make you energetic and feeling good for the day. I have a sandwich almost everyday to clear my mind for a busy day at school, I absolutely love them. Youíll fill your stomach and refresh your brain but will dry your wallet. I recommend eating there occasionally if you have a party of two or less. If you are buying for the family then I recommend trying someplace else or youíll go broke. I find it interesting to how well they compete with other national fast food chains with their prices. People like it that much.
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