Fast Food Review: New! Raspberry Cheesecake Cookie from Subway
Valentine’s Day is coming up, and you know what that means. Just another excuse to bury your dating frustrations beneath the sugary confection of something horrible for you.Chances are, it’ll be something chocolate. A whole quart of premium ice cream, perhaps? Or maybe something you let the attractive salesperson from Godiva bait you into buying. Really, like you didn’t see that one coming? Just don’t come crying to me after you’ve sobbed and wailed and downed a whole 65 buck designer box of “artisan” chocolates, only to realize that they didn’t even hold you through the first half of whatever teenage angsty love-comedy that was playing on Hallmark channel was.
Of course, if you’re a money strapped college student like me, you tend to take out dating furstations (which may or may not exist) on something a bit less, uh, exclusive. Thanks to Subway’s Raspberry Cheesecake Cookie, this is not only economically feasible, but damn tasty.
Not if your Subway has the seasonally themed and limited time only Raspberry Cheesecake Cookie, which aside from being cheap and delicious, also boasts the most insane marketing effort ever given to a half dollar cent fast food menu item:
Imagine a freshly baked cookie with the luxuriously rich taste of cheesecake and tangy, ripe raspberries dancing a waltz of flavor on your taste buds. Okay, now stop imagining, because this delicious dessert is the real deal, and it’s as divinely delectable as you thought. Try one today – this tasty treat won’t last forever.
Actually, it can last forever if you freeze it in a cryogenic chamber, but not even I’m that desperate to preserve a love this vain. As for that cookie, well yes, it is a bit hard and crunchy on the edges. That’s what happens to a cookie sitting in one of those “things” they make cookies sit in. But even during the lunchtime rush my cookie was still chewy and moist towards the interior, and once more had a dare-I-say explosive sweetness that really did taste like a raspberry cheesecake. The raspberry pieces are dried but sweet and fruity, but it’s the cheesecake bits, surrounded by a rich cookie dough, which make this cookie so freaking awesome. At first I thought they were white chocolate chips, but they’re more like individual pieces of hardened cream cheese with a ton of sugar dumped over them. In other words, they are perhaps as close to the platonic conception of awesomeness that you can have, and at the risk of going all guido on you, they would seriously be good if eaten off your shoe.
Don’t take my word for it though. If you’re dateless this Valentines Day, go ahead and treat yourself to a sweat treat like this. Heck, even if you’ve got a date, blow off the fancy, expensive chocolates and get a couple of these. Tell her they’re from that French bakery that uses only organic butter and charges three bucks for a “artisan” cookie. Seriously, she’ll never know the difference.
Pros: Cheap and delicious. Delicious cheesecake chunks. Slightly crunchy edges yield to moist interior. Who doesn't love the taste of cookie dough?
Cons: Limited Time only. Spelling "Raspberry" (seriously, where did that "p" come from). Getting fat while not having a date for Valentine's Day.
Grubbing on-the-go: 9.00/10
Price: .50 cents
Overall GrubGrade: 9.25/10
More Info: Freshbuzz.com
Raspberry Cheesecake Cookie from Subway
Total Fat: 8 g
Saturated Fat: 4 g
Trans Fat: 0 g
Cholesterol: 10 mg
Sodium: 170 mg
Carbs: 28 g
Fiber: 0 g
Sugars: 15 g
Protein: 2 g