Over at GOOD, Cord Jefferson recently confessed: “I hate myself for eating at Subway.”
Oh, Cord! Me too, me too. I know it’s not really a “healthy alternative” to fast food, but I think they must put crack in the Parmesan oregano bread, because against all logic, I just keep going back.
The last time I ate at Subway was in Chicago, with my friend Missy. She ordered the “cold cut trio”—a classic Subway combination of turkey, salami and bologna—and for reasons unknown, our Sandwich Artist felt the need to inform her, “You know it’s all just turkey, right?”
No. No, we did not know that, because that doesn’t make any sense.
In this topsy-turvy Subway sandwich world—Salami is turkey! Bologna is turkey!—I suppose it should come as no surprise that the chain’s “whole wheat” bread isn’t really whole wheat bread. Still, I found this bit of Jefferson’s post a bit shocking:
… how much whole wheat is in Subway’s healthy sounding 9-grain wheat bread? None at all, actually. The first ingredient is enriched wheat, and the fourth ingredient is high-fructose corn syrup.
At least it’s not made of turkey?