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Subway - way to go!
Member Name: devongirlie
Advantages: Fresh food, nice selection of salad stuff
There are a number of people I know who stick their noses up at Subway and whisper subversively of how rubbish and unhealthy the food is. I don't find it that way at all. In fact I look forward to my Wednesday lunch time fix of Sub-of-the-day.
The way Subway works, for those of you who haven't been in, is this:
First you get to decide on what bread you want your sandwich made from, there is a choice of four:wheat, Italian, Hearty and Something else I can't remember, because I usually go for wheat (healthy, see). These are all soft long rolls a bit like a French stick. You don't get slices of bread.
Then you have to decide whether you want half a roll (6") or the full roll (12"). After this you get to pick your filling, there are plenty of meats to choose from, but I normally go for the Sub-of-the-day offer, which is usually either ham or turkey. You can then choose if you want cheese on top of this and if you want your roll toasted or not. Toasted is lovely as the roll goes into the machine open and the cheese goes all lovely and melty!
Once out of the toasting oven you get to decide what salads you want with your sandwich (healthy again, see). All the usual suspects are there to choose from - lettuce, tomato, cucumber, pepper, onion, etc.
Your final step in creating the perfect lunchtime snack is to decide your topping. I love the hot chilli sauce, my friend always goes for mayonnaise. There are about twelve different ones to choose from.
And all this is made up for you while you are at the counter obviously so its all fresh. What more could you want?
Well I'll tell you... if you go for the sub-of-the-day offer you can add a drink and a cookie and your total bill will come to just over £3 - what fantastic value. There are four different types of cookie: dark chocolate chip, smarties, white chocolate and macadamia nuts, and oatmeal. After extensive research I can say that they are all great, but my favourite is the chocolate chip. The cookies are nice and soft, not the crunchy almost burnt kind, they melt in your mouth.
There's a good choice of drinks in the fridge unit, including orange juice, or the usual hot drink selection is also available, including hot chocolate. They have also recently started expanding their range into snacks such as bowls of meatballs and all day breakfast wraps, but as I haven't tried these I can't comment.
And to answer the critics once and for all, the calorie value of each sub is printed on the window at the counter, and really isn't all that bad, typically around the 270 calorie mark. Mmm I'm lovin' it! (oops sorry, wrong brand!)