Review: Subway - Orchard Chicken Salad Sub

As I've written before , Subway's Orchard Chicken Salad Sub features chunks of chicken, cel...

Subway Orchard Chicken Salad Sub
As I've written before, Subway's Orchard Chicken Salad Sub features chunks of chicken, celery, red apples, golden raisins, cranberries, a light creamy mayo and your choice of veggies, on Subway's fresh-baked bread. As a bonus, the Orchard Chicken Salad Sub is part of the $5 Footlong Value menu as well as a part of the Subway Fresh Fit Menu if you only eat half of the foot-long.

On a footlong, you get about four small ice cream scoops worth of chicken salad, which is then spread out on the bread. Since I was keeping it healthy, I got the Orchard Chicken Salad sub with no cheese, no sauces, and a buttload of veggies; so much that my "sandwich artist" had problems keeping all the veggies in as she tried to wrap the sub. I didn't go healthy with the bread though, settling for the regular Italian roll.
Subway Orchard Chicken Salad Sub close up
While I could taste apples, raisins, and cranberries in the chicken salad overall as a flavor, I didn't really feel them in my mouth texturally; they were pretty soggy and missing the expected crunch or juicy bite, suggesting that they had been sitting in the salad for a while.  It's not really a surprise at Subway since everything seems to come in containers and nothing seems to be cooked or prepared in house.  On the plus side, for those who don't really like the taste or texture of fresh celery, it's very muted; I could hardly taste it at all.  Then again, if you like celery, this might not be what you're looking for.

All in all, Subway's Orchard Chicken Salad Sub was pretty good.   Even awash, as I requested, in a sea of spinach, lettuce, tomatoes, red onions, and green bell peppers, you could taste the tartness from the fruits and mayo and the flavor of the chicken. It complements the vegetables very well without being too strong. Better than getting a fast food salad in my book.

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Nutritional Info - 6-inch (247g)
Calories - 370 (from Fat - 70)
Fat - 8g (Saturated Fat - 1.5g)
Sodium - 660mg
Carbs - 55g (Sugar - 13g)
Protein - 20g


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