Fast Food Review: Salsa Chicken Toasted Flatbread from Wawa
What separates Wawa from the rest of the quick stops is their coffee and sandwich shop. A review on their coffee is for another day, so we’ll skip that and go right to the sandwich shop. Wawa carries breakfast sandwiches, wraps, hoagies, (Yes I call them hoagies and I’m sure you have another name for them!), soups and a lot more. Basically you walk up to a touch screen monitor, and order what you want. Wawa recently introduced 3 different Toasted Flatbreads; Salsa Chicken, Reuben, and Cuban. I’ve now sampled all three, and have to put the Salsa Chicken at number 1.
The flatbread is soft and very lightly toasted, reminding me of a gordita from Taco Bell. Inside is very messy pepper jack cheese, sliced chicken, and fresh salsa. There’s quite a bit of cheese in this sandwich which I liked, and it offers just a hint of spice. It’s not strong at all, but it’s just a nice amount. The sliced chicken reminds me of the Perdue Short Cuts you’ll find at the grocery store. It’s tender and tastes pretty decent. Of course, there probably could have been more slices, but the amount I received was still OK. I really enjoyed the salsa which was similar to the fresh kind you’ll find refrigerated at your local grocery store. The tomatoes and cilantro are the two ingredients that are most noticeable and add a lot to the sandwich.
Overall, the sandwich is very decent. It was a nice twist on a regular sandwich, and was also nice to have one without a lot of ingredients. It frustrates me when there are so many ingredients that some get lost in the party. If you have a Wawa near you, definitely pick up one of these!
Pros: Tomatoes and cilantro tasted great in fresh salsa. Chicken is nice and tender. Good amount of cheese.
Cons: Quite messy. Not the best sandwich to eat while driving.
Grubbing on-the-go: 4.00/10
Overall GrubGrade: 7.75/10
More Info: Wawa.com
Salsa Chicken Toasted Flatbread
Calories - 560
Total Fat - 19 grams
Saturated Fat - 9 grams
Cholesterol - 90 milligrams
Sodium - 1650 milligrams
Carbs - 58 grams
Sugars - 5 grams
Dietary Fiber - 5 grams
Protein - 40 grams