Review: Veggie Delite from Subway
Eating healthy is all the rage now. Actually, viewing the shoppers on my last trip to Walmart seems to contradict that last statement, but nevertheless, eating healthy is somewhat popular. When it comes to being health conscious and eating fast food, one chain reigns supreme; Subway. After dating lots of vegetarians and being addicted to Yahoo Answers food section a few years ago, it seems that the Veggie Delite is a favorite offering for those with moral and or glandular issues. All jokes aside, this did get me wondering if the largest sub chain on earth can deliver flavor without adding a massive amount calories. So is the Veggie Delite healthalicious? Yes, that’s a word. If Subway can make up words like “Delite”, so can I.
The Veggie Delite is described like this:
Crispy, crunchy and classically delicious. The Veggie Delite® is tangible proof that a sandwich can be high in flavor without being high in fat. Try a delicious combination of lettuce, tomatoes, green peppers, black olives and onions with your choice of fat-free condiments on freshly baked bread. Default nutritional values are based on the standard 6″ sub recipe.
Yes, the lawyers had to throw the last part in to avoid lawsuits from mayo lovers. I had my Veggie Delite with everything plant-based plus Jack cheese on Italian Herbs and Cheese bread. It was a footlong so I put mustard on half and lite mayo and vinegar on the other. This was the definition of “meh”.The Veggie Delite is a straight up lackluster salad sandwich. No more and no less. Farm to mouth, everything from the spinach to the bread tasted as if they were made by people who hate their job in beijing. From the onions and tomatoes to the stock pickled jalapenos, everything was perfect blah.
Unripe and old produce is not a good combination. Suck all the love out of food and this is what you get. The mustard won over lite mayo and I can’t for the life of me think of anything else to say about this sub, so there you go. It’s for the best anyway.
The first time I had Subway was 22 years ago. I had just moved to Southern California and after picking me up from school, my mom surprised me with a post lunch-lunch; a Subway Club on white with lettuce, tomato and mayo, and it was awesome. Though unlike the Big Mac, this did not turn into a life long love affair. To me Subway just hasn’t held up over the years. Everything, especially the bread, tastes much lower quality than I remember. Either it really is lower quality or I have just outgrown Subway and my palate has moved on. Just like my beloved Ninja Turtles toys… wait… I still love those. Hmm…
Pros: It is pretty healthy. If your greatest fear is flavor, this is the sub for you. The Turtle van. The flip out turret on the Turtle Van.
Cons: This could be so much better. Why didn't the Subway falafel go nationwide? The bread gets worse every time I visit Subway.
Grubbing on-the-go: 2.00/10
Price: $5.00 footlong
Overall GrubGrade: 4.75/10
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