With Veganuary now upon us, there is the yearly deluge of new vegan options in supermarkets and food establishments! This year's no different and there are some really good ones! On Monday we'll be trying Domino's new vegan chicken pizza and nuggets and we've already booked our Iceland delivery with some Gregg's vegan sausage rolls and steak bakes in our trolley! But, we thought we'd treat ourselves this weekend and took ourselves to Subway to grab their new T.L.C sandwich with plant based chicken.
When we'd successfully navigated the people who struggled with social distancing (please keep your distance good people of Essex!) James departed with our sandwiches and we headed home to try them.
Everyone who's familiar with Subway will already know that the marketing team at Subway do an amazing job making the products look good, so to the right is what it would look like in a perfect world.
Once we got our sub home, it looked a little more like this, but what's really important is how it tastes!
As a precursor, we pulled out a piece of the PB chicken to give it a go. If you're an ex-meat eater the best way to describe the PB chicken is as the brown meat from a real chicken when it has been really well seasoned. It's really nice and has a convincing texture. So for those looking to reduce their meat intake this is a really good option.
If you don't know or can't remember what the real thing tastes and feels like, then the closest thing in texture to this is the PB chicken topping Bella Italia use on their vegan pizzas. The difference being that Subway's version has some serious flavour to go with the texture!
For our sandwich we chose Hearty Italian bread, with vegan cheese, lettuce, tomato, cucumber, red onion, and gherkins (controversial we know!).
All things considered we think the sandwich is a great addition to the Subway range and we'll probably be back to grab another one in the next few weeks when we go shopping again!
Let us know what you think in the comments below once you've given it a go.
This might be even better than the vegan meatball marinara! It would have been a 10 if the sandwich looked anything like the marketing image (but we're being picky).