Apr 13, 2015

Review: 7-Eleven - Italian Melt

7-Eleven's Italian Melt features Genoa salami, pepperoni, ham, provolone cheese, pepperoncini peppers, and creamy Italian sauce on an artisan, herbed ciabatta roll.

I picked one up for the introductory price of $2.99 (the regular price is $3.99).

Unlike some "melt" sandwiches, 7-Eleven's Italian Melt lives up to the name. There's a nice layer of melted provolone here to provide a mild, creamy flavor throughout.

There's an adequate amount of salami, pepperoni, and ham as well. They offered a decently meaty texture and plenty of salt but not much in the way of flavor.

The pepperoncini came in a thin, even layer for a watery crispness, some tanginess, and the occasional hints of heat.

I couldn't really make out the creamy Italian sauce; I think it just blended in with the cheese and peppers.

The ciabatta roll was nice with an airy, soft texture but not much in the way discernible herb notes. They toast the sandwich by placing it in the oven in two halves with the inner-side face up, which is good for melting the cheese and heating the meat but doesn't do much for toasting the roll's crust. A better approach would be to first toast it open-faced and then to toast it closed to get the crust.

Overall, 7-Eleven's Italian Melt was decent with enjoyable bread and a good amount of melted cheese but suffered from a lack of flavorful meats.

Nutritional Info - 7-Eleven Italian Melt (224g)
Calories - 610 (from Fat - 350)
Fat - 39g (Saturated Fat - 13g)
Sodium - 1870mg
Carbs - 38g (Sugar - 3g)
Protein - 26g

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