After eating this sandwich I went from having a case of the Mondays to Mondays syndrome. No joke. A fire on the side of the freeway, gridlock and somebody double parking and, hence blocking me in, all created a rather memorable morning. And, without a healthy lunch packed, I figured one wham-bam-thank-you-samwhich would do get the job done for the day. That’s where the prepackaged sandwich section comes in.
Today was not the day for trivialities. After surveying the wraps, sandwiches and pitas I decided to start at the top left and work my way through the sandwiches eventually. Top left: chicken salad.
But seeing as the lettuce looked like this :
I figured this was the only way to eat my sandwich:
Bite number one is, no surprise, a bit dry. I had only put a small smattering of mustard on this half of the sandwich because I knew that only bread and chicken salad wouldn’t be the best thing ever. After a few more bites I figure, what the heck, more mayo couldn’t hurt anybody.
And it works wonders! I have been trying to eat more fish in my spare time (not blog-related), which has me ordering more tuna salad sandwiches than usual. This brought the revelation that a lot of tuna and chicken salad sandwiches are dry. How can something that’s been slathered with mayo and lord knows what else be so dry? Perhaps the truly delicious sandwiches are so saturated with dressing that we do not want to know what goes into them.
Plus, like with many sandwiches, the good stuff (in this case, chicken salad) travels to the interior of the sandwich, leaving the best part (the seed-covered crust) dry and chicken-less. Little kids who dislike their crusts are probably just disappointed in their parents’ sandwich topping dispersal techniques. Has anybody ever asked them?
I’ve waited an hour to report back on this sandwich and, to be honest, I was feeling a little under the weather afterward. Perhaps my chicken salad tolerance is lower than in my exuberant mayo-eating youth, or perhaps the brownish lettuce was a warning that went unheeded. In the end, for $1.50 more I could have gotten 12 inches of Subway heaven.
Nutrition Info (per sandwich)
|Calories||480, 24% DV|
|Cholesterol||60mg, 21% DV|
|Sodium||1040mg, 43% DV|
*These calculations are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, which is indulgent and wholly unrealistic.