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Subway’s supersized snacks

New footlong items fail to impress
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Rachel Arkis
Footlong pretzel, churro and cookie from Subway on Feb. 13. Subway released footlong items permanently as part of its Sidekicks menu.

Sandwich food chain Subway recently released a new menu of footlong treats, enticing many to try the high caloric desserts. Following last year’s announcement of Subway’s sugar content in their bread, which is the average amount in a pastry, many people turned away from their sandwiches. But with the advertisement of these new, actual treats, I was inclined to taste all three of the footlong desserts: the chocolate chip cookie, the churro and the pretzel.

Footlong Chocolate Chip Cookie: ★★★☆☆
The chocolate chip cookie was what was most advertised and what initially drew me into trying this new menu from Subway. Growing up, I remembered that the sandwich chain had pretty average cookies, and I was interested in seeing what this elongated version would taste like. Selling for $5.00, the cookie itself tastes mass-produced, and it’s just alright. The chocolate chips were a bit melty, but other than that, the cookie was nothing special besides its length. Allinall, the cookie is average, and you can find much better elsewhere.

Footlong Churro: ★★☆☆☆
The $2.00 churro being released on the menu also intrigued me, as it was being described as Cinnabon inspired. I love churros, and I love Cinnabon, so I was willing to give this longer version a try. Again, this dessert was just average or even slightly below that. The cinnamon flavor was only slightly there, and what is supposed to be a soft, pastry treat was somehow crunchy, making it extremely unappealing. I don’t know how anyone approved of this churro being advertised as Cinnabon-like, as it brings disgrace to the Cinnabon brand. Buying a pack of frozen churros to reheat in a microwave is bound to be better than the Subway version.

Footlong Pretzel: ★☆☆☆☆
To say I was disappointed by this pretzel would be an understatement. It was advertised as being an Auntie Anne’s-like pretzel, but it was nothing of the sort. The pretzel was tough, hard to chew, stale and overall flavorless. I am a big fan of a true Auntie Anne’s pretzel, and will always grab one at the mall, but this creation by Subway I wouldn’t touch with a footlong pole. Spending $3.00 on this disgrace of a pretzel is not worth it whatsoever, and I’d definitely recommend finding a soft pretzel somewhere else.

Overall, these items were mid to below average. I can’t say I went into this with high expectations, as Subway is already appetizing to me, but these items weren’t worth the $10.00 I spent. They all were bland and hard to chew, and not a good eating experience. Better alternatives are out there, so I’d recommend staying away from Subway desserts for the foreseeable future.

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