Jul 20, 2011

Review: Subway - BBQ Pulled Pork Sub

Subway's BBQ Pulled Pork Sub had previously been available here and there but is now available nationally for a limited time.

The main feature is slow-cooked pork with a smoky barbecue sauce along with the typical choice of cheese, veggies, and bread. I went with the picture approach and got lettuce, pickles, and red onions on Italian.

A footlong was $7.50 at my local Subway.

If you're planning on eating one of these, you might want to avert your eyes as they put the pork in the sandwich as it does not look appetizing at all. It looks a little slimy and stringy and comes out of a clear plastic baggy. Fortunately, it didn't taste as bad as it looked.
On the plus side, the pork had a better mouth feel and texture than its looks would suggest but it was still over-shredded into tiny bits. It also lacked that barbecue smoke flavor and wasn't moist so much as it was wet. The barbecue sauce was a mostly harmless affair that tastes just mostly sweet; I was really searching for some smoky notes.

As with my previous Subway excursions, the veggies were quite fresh and crisp. The combination of lettuce, red onions, and pickles paired nicely with the pulled pork.
If you're looking for quality pulled pork or a reasonable facsmile thereof, this is not it. If you're looking for a relatively cheap, decent substitute, Subway's pulled pork might do it for you. This is especially true if you don't have a pulled pork joint nearby.

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Nutritional Info - Subway BBQ Pulled Pork Sub - 6 inch (318g)
Calories - 570 (from Fat - 150)
Fat - 17g (Saturated Fat - 6g)
Sodium - 1340mg
Carbs - 68g (Sugar - 11g)
Protein - 56g


  1. going to pass on this one.  subway suffers from this weird issue where every sub tastes exactly the same no matter whats in it.  it's those damn veggies and that cheap bread.

  2. The problem is that you can get a really good, smoked and pulled sandwich with plenty of Mr. Brown and Mrs. White for cheaper, especially if you live in the southeast...

  3. Same problem as with most Subway sandwiches, not enough meat for the price. Come on, 7.50 for that little bit of meat? I can get 5 times that amount of meat at the local po-boy shop for that price.

  4. We tried the pulled pork subways today for the first time and it will probably be our last time. We like some of the other subs better and can get a really savory pulled pork sandwich other places, including our own kitchen--just takes more effort, but doable.

  5. We like the veggies and bread best of all, though I am concerned about the sodium levels...over 1300 mg. which is quite high.

  6. no gay shit

  7. who is this "we" you keep speaking of

  8. well its 8.50 at the local subway comes with 9.5 ounces of meat on a footlong. and its pretty good. the $5.00 angus is good too.

  9. That's how you create a brand. ;) It's like Mc'Donalds, everything has that McDonalds "taste" to it no matter what you buy there.


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