Review: Bacon, Egg White, and Cheese Flatbread Breakfast Sandwich Combo from Subway

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After experiencing some sticker shock at my last trip to McD’s for breakfast (nearly $8 for two Egg McMuffins!) I was elated to see another chain offering a complete breakfast on the cheap. Subway’s Flatbread Breakfast Combo comes with egg, cheese, and your choice of black forest ham, bacon, or no meat at all. You also get a 16 oz. Seattle’s Best coffee. All this will only set you back $3.00.

The best thing about the flatbreads is they’re so customizable. In addition to choosing your meat and cheese type, you can also opt for egg whites or yolks, and add toppings, just like a Subway sub. I went with the Bacon, Egg, and Cheese with egg whites and shredded cheese mix. The odd shape of the egg whites initially threw me off (they come out as a square, roughly the same dimensions as the flatbread), but I shook it off. For toppings, tomato slices and baby spinach seemed like a natural pairing. I toyed with the idea of adding some chipotle mayo, but decided against it, figuring that as it stood, the sandwich might actually be healthy — and at $3, something I could justify making into a regular occurrence.

Prolonged transportation is not an egg-based sandwich’s best friend, so I hustled back to my office and quickly snapped some photos before digging in. First impression? Foot-stompingly, casual swearingly good. I mean sure, it’s just an egg sandwich, but the addition of real cheese, sweet tomato slices and a bit of spinach for crunch really gave it dimension. Instead of tasting like a completely processed “food unit” like everything from McDonald’s, this tasted legitimately good. The egg was fluffy, the cheese melted perfectly, and the bacon was crisp. The bread itself was soft and slightly chewy, with just enough substance to hold the ingredients together, but not overwhelm the flavor.

The only downside was the coffee, which was bitter and tasted like it had been sitting around too long. Still, with cream and sugar (and some caramel syrup from my secret stash), it was OK. Considering I’d pay $3 for the sandwich alone, it was no big deal.

Pros: Customizable (choose your meat, whether you want egg whites or yolks, and toppings), cheap, and surprisingly healthy.

Cons: The coffee is pretty terrible. "Prices and participation may vary" -- meaning it might not be available in certain markets.

Taste: 8.50/10
Value: 9.50/10
Grubbing on-the-go: 8.00/10
Price: $3.00 (including a 16 oz. coffee)

Overall GrubGrade: 9.00/10

More Info: Subway.com
Nutrition Facts:
Bacon, Egg White, and Cheese Flatbread Breakfast Sandwich
Calories: 190
Total Fat: 7 g
Saturated Fat: 2.5 g
Trans Fat: 0 g
Cholesterol: 10 mg
Sodium: 630 mg
Total Carbs: 21 g
Dietary Fiber: 1 g
Sugars: 1 g
Protein: 11 g

13 comments on “Review: Bacon, Egg White, and Cheese Flatbread Breakfast Sandwich Combo from Subway

  1. Sam says:

    Here are the ingredients in an egg omelet patty: Whole Eggs, Egg Whites, Water, Nonfat Dry Milk, Premium Egg Blend (isolated pea product, salt, citric acid, dextrose, guar gum, xanthan gum, extractive of spice, propylene glycol and not more than 2% calcium silicate and glycerin to prevent caking), Soybean Oil, Butter Alternative (liquid and hydrogenated soybean oil, salt, soy lecithin, natural and artificial flavors, beta carotene (color), TBHQ and citric acid added to protect flavor, dimethylpolysiloxane (antifoaming agent added), Salt, Beta-Carotene (color). Contains eggs, milk and soy.

    I’m surprised this doesn’t taste processed, considering all the crap that’s in it (I love me some isolated pea product). If you bought a dozen eggs at, say, $2, you could make your own for approximately 32 cents. But that would be about three ingredients (butter, eggs, salt), not 26.

    • Raiders757 says:

      Isolated pea product is great with a few dashes of hot sauce. 🙂

      I went to Subway for breakfast once, but when I saw the eggs standing up stiff in their bins on the preparation table, I was immediately turned off. I wasn’t expecting much to begin with, but damn, in no way was I going to eat a fake egg Frisbee. I opted for a six inch Cold Cut Combo instead.

  2. Brittany says:

    Subway breakfast is amazingly good. Their newish pepper jack cheese is an awesome option too. And they never make me feel to weird about asking for just half the egg… something about fast food egg gets to me before the sandwich is over but half is the perfect portion.

  3. aryana says:

    There breakfast is great! i have the steak and and cheese and it was amazing w/ green peppers, onions, and southwest sauce….mmmmhh

  4. Sherm says:

    @Erin Jax

    good to see you over here…i enjoy SEeing your writing over at that other site, too

  5. Erin Jax says:

    @Sam – yikes! That’s pretty crazy. I think the only ingredients that registers are the butter alternative and the salt. Mmm, pea product! I hear you about the low cost of making it at home, but the convenience factor for having someone else make my breakfast is pretty high, especially when you consider that I rarely have all of those ingredients in my fridge at one time. The best I could do is probably a fried egg on toast.

    @Brittany – I went back this morning and tried the Jack cheese. Also yummy, but the cheddar in the shredded mixed blend had more bite.

    @Sherm – Thanks. Good SEeing you here too 🙂 I just can’t get enough writing about food!

  6. Allison says:

    Glad to see a review on this. I agree, fast food egg can be a little iffy to me. I think I might try it in the future. Only problem is if I’m eating fast food breakfast, that usually means I’m in a rush. Stopping somewhere and waiting in line just doesn’t work well in that situation…sadly, we moved to an area that does not have drive thru Subways yet…

  7. VanessaG says:

    I had almost that exact thing for lunch!!! I am a teacher and we went on a field trip, so I needed a snadwich. I had no bread at my house, so I stopped @ Subway to get a sandwich b4 school started. I decided to get bfast for lunch! I got the egg white, tomatoes, and pepperjack cheese on a flatbread. It was my 2nd time getting it. I love it!!! I love flatbread more than the other breads. Sooo good! 🙂

  8. Christopher says:

    In Indiana, flatbread sandwiches at Subway are only 50 CENTS on Thursday mornings! 😀 😀

    I’m serious.

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  12. Richard says:

    I usually get their black forest ham/egg/cheese sub with Italian herbs & cheese. Not a lot of meat, but the bread is delicious, and definitely worth $3.