Jan 10, 2011

Review: Subway - Turkey BLT

One of Subway's New Year's sandwiches, the Turkey BLT (i.e. the Turkey sub with bacon) features a base of turkey, bacon, lettuce, and tomato on your choice of bread with your choice of veggies, cheese, seasoning, and sauces. A footlong carries a premium price tag of $7.20 or 5 cents less than their "premium" sandwiches.

With the right build, it's a Subway Fresh Fit sub despite the bacon at 7 grams of fat (for a 6-inch).

I choose to get mine mostly as pictured with just turkey, bacon, lettuce, tomato plus oregano, black pepper, oil and vinegar, bell peppers, and onions.

Upon biting into it, I thought I really should have gotten mayo (or at least light mayo). I think turkey is the most bland of Subway's deli meat selection and probably of deli meats in general. On the other hand, it's also among the least fattening of deli meats but you need more of it to impart a decent flavor.
While visually there appeared to be a decent amount of turkey meat, taste-wise it just wasn't there. The bacon added smoky flavor and a little crispness here and there but it wasn't enough to cover for the turkey. Oddly, besides the tomatoes, the vegetables didn't add that much flavor.

The 9-Grain Wheat bread was also a little dry on this occasion, I guess I should go earlier in the day for fresher bread (maybe I should have gone with white). Overall, the Turkey BLT just didn't do it for me; it felt like eating stereotypical healthy despite the bacon although some mayo would have added some much needed flavor (and is also the traditional condiment for a BLT). At least I got a serving or two of vegetables out of it.

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Nutritional Info - Subway Turkey BLT - 6-inch (230g)
Calories - 320 (from Fat - 60)
Fat - 7g (Saturated Fat - 3g)
Sodium - 1120mg
Carbs - 48g (Sugar - 6g)
Protein - 20g


  1. Nice! Yeah, seems like there's not much you can do with the healthiest cuts of meat but flavor 'em up with add-ons and spices. Honest review!

  2. Awsome. Another "new" Subway product that people have been customizing for years. The problem isn't with the meat flavor. I think their turkey breast, ham and roast beef are actually very flavorful. The problem is the small meat portions you get and the fact that they won't spot you more meat if you don't want cheese.


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