While watching TV last night, I was fast-forwarding through a commercial and saw one that made me stop right in my tracks. Either I must have been seeing things, or those billboard-buying nutbags were a few months off in their prediction of the end of the world.
But no, I wasn’t hallucinating. Subway has introduced a pulled pork sandwich.
I’m not so sure that the sub would make the cut for ole’ Jared’s diets, racking up 570 calories and 17 grams of fat for a 6-inch sandwich. But I’m no health nut, and decided to check it out.
I can’t say that I was terribly enthused when I saw the sandwich artist scoop out a glob of frozen pork-paste and plop it onto my Italian bread. At least one thing Subway has going for it over something like a McRib is that this is actually identifiable as pork, not some reconstituted pork substitute.
This wasn’t as bad as I’d expected it to be, but my expectations were pretty darn low. The pork is mushy, obviously roasted, and has never seen the inside of a smoker. Any smoke flavor comes from the sweet tomato based sauce, probably from the abomination that is Liquid Smoke.
Did I finish it? No…there was some 2-day old pizza in the fridge that suddenly became a lot more alluring.
Has anyone else given this a shot?
- By Jon Watson, Food and More blog