Review: The J.J. Gargantuan from Jimmy John’s: Size Matters

The other day, I found myself standing outside my local Jimmy John’s, and I was hit with a sudden craving for a sandwich. Not just any sandwich, mind you, but the biggest, most loaded sandwich they had on the menu. I was hungry, and I wanted to satisfy that hunger with something substantial. So, I decided to take on the J.J. Gargantuan.

The Decision

The JJ GARGANTUAN from Jimmy John’s

The J.J. Gargantuan is described by Jimmy John’s as a sandwich that’s “huge enough to feed the hungriest of all humans!” It’s loaded with genoa salami, sliced smoked ham, capicola, roast beef, turkey, and provolone. Then it’s topped with onions, lettuce, tomato, mayo, oil and vinegar, and oregano-basil. It sounded like a beast of a sandwich, and I was ready to take it on.

The First Bite

Jimmy John's first bite

As I took my first bite, I was immediately hit with a medley of flavors. The salty salami and capicola, the slightly sweet ham, the hearty roast beef, and the neutral turkey all worked together to create a symphony of taste. The provolone cheese added a mild, creamy element that tied everything together. The lettuce, onions, and tomatoes added a fresh crunch, and the mayo, oil and vinegar, and oregano-basil gave it a tangy, herby kick. It was a lot to take in, but in the best way possible.

The Verdict

Eating At Jimmy John's

While the J.J. Gargantuan is indeed a large sandwich, it didn’t leave me feeling overly full or sluggish. Instead, I felt satisfied and content. The balance of flavors and ingredients was spot on, and I appreciated the variety of meats included in the sandwich. The only thing I felt could have been improved was the amount of Italian dressing. A little more could have given the sandwich an extra kick.

The Aftermath


After finishing the J.J. Gargantuan, I felt a sense of accomplishment. I had taken on the biggest sandwich on the Jimmy John’s menu and come out victorious. While the price of $8.15 might seem steep for a sandwich, I felt it was worth it for the amount of food and the quality of the ingredients. Plus, the fact that my order was ready in just under 90 seconds was a bonus.

Bottom Line

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The J.J. Gargantuan from Jimmy John’s is a sandwich that’s not for the faint of heart. It’s big, it’s loaded, and it’s delicious. If you’re a fan of sandwiches and you’re not afraid to take on a challenge, I highly recommend giving the J.J. Gargantuan a try. Just make sure you’re hungry before you do.

Nutritional Information

For those who are curious, here’s the nutritional information for the J.J. Gargantuan:

  • Calories: 988
  • Total Fat: 54 grams
  • Saturated Fat: 13 grams
  • Cholesterol: 167 milligrams
  • Sodium: 2893 milligrams
  • Carbs: 54 grams
  • Dietary Fiber: 1 grams
  • Protein: 66 grams

Remember, everyone’s dietary needs and preferences are different, so make sure to consider this information when deciding whether to try the J.J. Gargantuan.