Dec 23, 2010

Review: Subway - Chipotle Chicken and Cheese Melt

Subway's new Chipotle Chicken and Cheese Melt is part of their current "Amazin' Melts" sandwich push. The main ingredients of the sandwich are your choice of bread, cheese, veggies, strips of grilled chicken, and Subway's Chipotle southwest sauce.

It normally costs $6 for a footlong and $4 for a 6-inch but Subway has a promotion where you can get any regular footlong (which is anything but the "premium" sandwiches) for $5 after 4pm (all day on Sundays) as long as you buy two or more so I ended getting one of these and a Subway Club for The Sister (she wanted a Cold Cut Trio but I upsold her!).

I decided this time around that I would just copy my sandwich to the menu picture and got my Chipotle Chicken and Cheese Melt on flatbread with only chicken, white American cheese (I was told it melts the best), Chipotle sauce, strips of onions, and green bell pepper slices.
The result reminded me very much of Taco Bell's recent Chicken Flatbread Sandwich except bigger with veggies and more meat. Unlike, their other bread sandwiches, the flatbread footlongs are cut in half and put in separate flatbread-specific wrappers. I don't know why they don't just wrap it as one sandwich.
Subway's flatbread is warm and pillowy after toasting. The chicken strips were surprisingly juicy, especially considering they just sit in Subway's ingredients trays all day. They had grilled marks that suggest they were grilled at some point before arriving at Subway but it didn't add anything taste or texture wise. The bell peppers and onions were fresh and crisp and actually added a fair bit of flavor to the Chipotle Chicken and Cheese Melt.
Overall, the sandwich was pretty good, especially if you miss Taco Bell's Chicken Flatbread Sandwich. There's chicken and pillowy flatbread in every bite, the cheese imparted melty flavor, and the veggies added depth. My only qualm is that the Chipotle southwest sauce was rather lackluster and weak; there wasn't any Chipotle smokiness or heat. The bell peppers added more bite. The Taco Bell Chipotle sauce was the better version. I might have well just got the sandwich without the sauce or with a different sauce and added some jalapeƱos instead.

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Nutritional Info - Subway Chipotle Chicken and Cheese Melt - 6-inch (265g)
Calories - 450 (from Fat - 160)
Fat - 18g (Saturated Fat - 5g)
Sodium - 1040mg
Carbs - 47g (Sugar - 5g)
Protein - 27g

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