Skip to comments.Subway's chicken sandwich is a white sponge on a bun
Posted on 05/04/2010 9:00:15 AM PDT by jackspyder
Which came first the chicken or the egg? If you believe the Judeo-Christian story of creation found in the book of Genesis the answer is simple: the chicken. God spoke, and bam! Plump juicy chicken. He then observed His creation and said that it was "good." I however have not been so fortunate.
Not long ago, here in San Diego, I ordered the Oven Roasted Chicken sandwich from fast-food giant Subway, and saw that it was not good, because what they called chicken looked more like a white sponge on a bun. I was shocked, realizing that this was not what God intended chicken to be.
I was scared - seriously debating whether I should eat my $5 Foot-long special or not. "Maybe I should have bought a more expensive sandwich?" I pondered worriedly. With fear and trepedation I tried not to think too much about it, yet I cringed while proceeding with my lunch, telling myself: "I hope I'll be alright. I hope I don't get sick or regret this. No one should have to eat chicken like this, if in fact it is chicken." ...
(Excerpt) Read more at examiner.com ...
Chickens don’t have “nuggets.”
What does this pansy expect? Subway sucks.
There’s no reason to eat at a national chain unless you’re stuck in a truckstop or airport.
Subway’s chicken is a terrible item.
However, their breakfasts are wonderful!
I tried a Subway breakfast muffin. The egg looked like a mouse pad, and was just as tasty.
Well, not after they've been neutered.
Tastes like chicken?
The "Public Health" majors must be doing more studies on how minorities are exploited by Big Food.
Sadie's Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas.
SpongeBob Squarepants will soon be an endangered species!
‘Worriedly’? Bwahahahahaha ... working on his entry for this years ... oh never mind.
It is no great surprise here - many places use “pressed and formed” chicken for nuggets and patties. They take all the bits and pieces and mechanically press them together to simulate a chicken breast. I’m sure there are all sorts of chemicals and fillers added.
"Serve that up with a side order of Patrick Please!"
After reading all the terrible news this morning, that picture just cracked me up.
Heh. I have one of these chicken-breast sandwiches waiting to be eaten for lunch right now. This sandwich is item on the menu that’s lowest in sodium - provided you want meat, of course, and not just veggies.
Didn’t most of us already know this about factory-chicken production before this article? Why did the Examiner post this under “Christianity” - because “Only God can make a chicken”?
Or a military base. Back in the day, I would thank the heavens for Burger King, because the chow hall was something just short of criminal.
The closest I’ve come to that is the Area 12 cafeteria at the Nevada Test Site.... 50 miles from the next source of “food” in Mercury.
I think they got the cooks from the DMV.
The author sounds like he wants expensive chicken sandwiches and has an agenda.. I kind of like the Subway Chicken Sandwich. Add veggies and cheese and it’s an affordable lunch for 2 days.
Thanks for reminding me - I was planning on a KFC Double-Down for lunch. Better get going.
Know what: it’s called “fast-food” for a reason.
When you spend less than $5 and get your meal in less than 3 minutes, what the Hell do you expect?
If I’m in a hurry, it’s fast food, if I have time, it’s okra, maters, corn-bread, pork-chops, etc...
Compared to most fast food restaurants, Subway is above average. That's not saying much, but a Subway sandwich made in front of you is much better than a belly-bomb burger stored under the heatlamp for an hour.
not chemicals and fillers—just water.
Yes, it’s a sad existence for the chicken. But how else can chickens be processed to feed the need of people?
The problem is that this “meat patty” is processed, its not a solid chicken breast. Its meat that’s been chopped up, and reformed into a patty.
Similar to say low end nuggets in your grocery store or a chicken patty in the freezer section of your super market.
This article is a disingenuous comparison, saying that this patty is should look and be the same texture as a fresh chicken breast cooked is just flat out disingenuous.
While I am not for cruelty to animals, this article implies that the muscle is bad, when in fact its not solid muscle but shredded and reformed muscle being compared to nonshredded muscle. Its a disingenous comparison.
perhaps for Subway, but not necessarily for all pressed and formed chicken
That is funny, but just wrong... lol
I did have a great meal of pulled pork, okra and greens at a little hole-in-the-wall place in NC once while visiting a client site. Every bit as fast as a chain, but boy was it good. I could eat that every day and be happy.
Lady behind the counter couldn’t believe a white boy with an Ohio accent would like okra and greens and didn’t want to serve them to me ‘cause “she knew I was going to take one bite and throw the rest away”. She eyeballed me for a good five minutes before she was convinced I was actually eating and enjoying them.
Gotta love someone who takes such pride in her cooking that she won’t serve it to you if she doesn’t think you’ll eat it.
I thought Rene was a woman the way he was writing about being scared of his food.
You know what Rene? Don’t expect too much from Subway and you’ll always be satisfied.
He’s a good-looking guy. Now post a picture of you and we’ll compare.
chicken on a bun! great pic! lol
I have made the switch to free range. I was resistant to it for a long time, since I’ve built up a lot of skepticism towards health claims. The only nutritionists I really trust are weightlifting enthusiasts — they tend to be on the cutting edge of nutrition, and are just concerned with results, as opposed to ideology or politics.
The quality of the meat in free range is significantly better, on almost every level (in addition to what the free range doesn’t have!). What’s interesting is that I can now taste the difference, and most normal store bought meat just tastes disgusting to me (especially chicken).
As you say, I don’t think its really the processing that is the problem, because all they are really doing is “reformatting” it. My concern is that what they start with isn’t that great.
I highly recommend the KFC “Double Down”. OMG, Becky! Heaven.
Well, that’s it for Subways at lunch for me!
It was a quote from a Jack in the Box commercial. They were using a hen, but the ad said "chickens".
Chick-Fil-A is the place to go for chicken sandwiches — great sandwiches ... and, its a Christian-run company.
Dang it Slim, now ya got me droolin’.
This guy blames hormones and squalid conditions for why “broiler” chickens develop congestive heart failure.
I have a friend who raises chickens for his own food use, and does NOT use hormones on them and lets them wander around the yard all day. His broilers will only live about 18 months max, but he usually kills them between 6 and 10 months. They grow meat so fast that they have been known to break their legs from the weight. He said the bones don’t strengthen as fast as the meat grows. It’s not hormones, per se, it’s just they way they’ve been bred.
One other thing about the broilers: they are STUPID beyond belief. His egg hens will run from you, but the broilers will let you just pick them up and snap their necks.
Oh I am not saying its great, but I am saying cutting up a processed chicken pattey and visually comparing it to an unprocessed chicken breast cut is disingenous. I could take a patty made from the same bird as an unprocessed breast from the exact same bird, and you would still see the differences this blog poster is claiming.
I am not against saying no to industrialized chicken, it is unconcionable that they won’t even let farmers who raise these birds allow fresh air and open walls for these birds, but the visual comparision and implications made in the post cited in this thread are just disingenous. That’s all.
it’s not their best...
I go for the Club or Melt or BMT
It’s my goal to post NM food pics on any food thread.
Wow! Imagine that! Pressed, compressed and repressed chicken looks different and tastes different than “real” chicken.
What’s even worse is that you can go to your grocer’s deli section and see the same meat sitting there in the case next to the “real” thing!
This guy must have lived a sheltered life.
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