Review: Bacon, Egg White, and Cheese Flatbread Breakfast Sandwich Combo from Subway
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.
Grubbing on-the-go: 8.00/10
Price: $3.00 (including a 16 oz. coffee)
Overall GrubGrade: 9.00/10
More Info: Subway.com
Bacon, Egg White, and Cheese Flatbread Breakfast Sandwich
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