I definitely don’t know what you’re potentially thinking about after watching the gif, but I’m talking about bread, and Subway’s 6-inch sandwiches.
And sandwiches, or Subway for that matter, certainly doesn’t feel Christmassy in any way.
Even though S’poreans don’t eat turkey, I’ll be thinking of turkey. And then eating whatever I want because ain’t nobody telling me how to spend my Christmas.
For Subway… their idea of Christmas is a breaded chicken cutlet and orange cookie?
Can’t fault them for that.
Breaded chicken means fried chicken. Fried chicken can be eaten any time. Sad. Happy. Just got promoted. Had a breakup. Failed an exam. Doesn’t matter. Fried chicken’s always gucci.
Oh yeah that’s right people. #FriedChickenFridays is back.
Apparently, this is a limited item from 6 November 2019 to 7 January 2019.
But is it something special enough for Christmas?
Something that “healthy fast food” Subway can turn from unhealthy to healthy?
Only one way to find out.
Each of these 6-inch sandwiches are priced at S$7.50, and S$12.00 for a footlong. Cookie’s S$1.40 but we aren’t reviewing that.
Apparently I’m told that nobody cuts sandwiches in half at Goody Feed. Savages. How else can a reviewer see the beautiful cross-section of a sandwich?
So I guess this is my signature move now:
The first thing I do is check on the chicken. Supposedly, these are “breaded strips of chicken breast” that are “topped with a sprinkle of aromatic spices”.
And if you’re wondering why I’m interested in the chicken, you’d like to know that previously Subway was hit with an allegation that their chicken is only 50% chicken using DNA testing. The rest of the chicken sandwich was soy products.
For obvious reasons, Subway denies the allegations.
But that’s the US. It’s probably different for Singapore.
Without our own lab test, the best I can do is head straight into the eating part.
Oh, we have opted for Chipotle Southwest for the sauce, and everything for the veggies, though not that it matters.
Good news: the chicken is tender.
Bad news: the fried chicken is not crispy, and the spices are rather muted, even after adding sauces.
I know, I know. Every fried chicken that isn’t crispy is just sadness in the making.
The next question is: is this fake chicken?
I can’t tell for sure. What I can tell you is that the texture seems different from the chicken breasts I usually cook myself. If it’s somehow not whole chicken breast, then it’s probably something like a nugget.
It’s not bad, but I wouldn’t eat this if I want fried chicken or if I want to celebrate Christmas.
I don’t think this new flavour warrants enough to detract from the usual Subway sandwich, and there is little festive or excitement about it.
Stick to whatever you’re usually ordering. It’s still Subway.