Jun 17, 2014

Review: Quiznos - Spicy BBQ Pulled Pork Sub

Quiznos' Spicy BBQ Pulled Pork Sub features pulled pork, bacon, aged cheddar, cilantro-jalapeno slaw, and BBQ sauce on jalapeno cheddar bread.

A small was $5.79 but I received this one courtesy of Quiznos.

Like the Southern BBQ Pulled Pork Sub, the pulled pork was cubed rather than pulled. It had a more solid rather than tender texture, but was moist enough and very porky. It wasn't very smoky though. It seems like it would have been better to toss the pork in barbecue sauce before assembling the sandwich.

The barbecue sauce was somewhat forgettable; it added the standard sweet, tangy, and smoky elements but still felt sort of plain and weak.

The cilantro-jalapeno slaw was more of the star here and was really good. It was crisp and refreshing with a solid kick of lingering heat, plus a punch of  creamy cilantro and fresh jalapeno. Both the jalapenos and the dressing for the slaw were pretty spicy; enough to induce a sniffle.

I was surprised that the aged cheddar had the proper texture and actually made its presence felt.

The jalapeno cheddar bread didn't seem very spicy but was toasted to a nice crunch and provided a hearty texture.

Overall, Quiznos' Spicy Barbecue Pulled Pork Sub was really good, as long as you can stand the heat. Beyond the moderate heat, most of the components packed a good deal of flavor and I especially liked the slaw for its interesting combo of cool and spicy.

Nutritional Info - Quiznos Spicy BBQ Pulled Pork Sub - 5" Small
Calories - 520 (from Fat - 180)
Fat - 20g (Saturated Fat - 9g)
Sodium - 1860mg
Carbs - 56g (Sugar - 18g)
Protein - 27g

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