There's been a lot of buzz recently regarding Subway's new limited time pulled pork sandwich. Would it be surprisingly delicious...or expectedly awful? We decided to be brave and put the questions to rest on this beautiful Friday afternoon. I arrived at Subway during their lunch rush with the PGA championship right down the road. No smoke. No visible BBQ pits. I'm guessing they keep them in the back and must've already smoked today's meat. I got in line...I waited. Finally it was my turn. I had a date with destiny...and my bilingual "sandwich artist." I went big. Twelve inches of pulled pork on white bread topped with onions and pickles; pulled pork or "cold pork scooped out of a tub with an ice cream scooper"...either one really. I toasted it. I topped it with BBQ sauce. I paid for it and later, I'd probably be paying for it again. I opened up my tightly wrapped, pork-filled low expectation. This is what I found:
Cold, gooey, soggy sandwich. The pork had artificial smoke flavor covered in sauce that was entirely too sweet for me. The good news was that this limited time promotion has now earned eternal fame as our first ever one star recipient. The bad news was the sandwich. It's what you expect. Nothing to see here. This pulled pork sword isn't for the faint of heart. Be warned.