Editor’s Note: this article was updated on 5/14/2015 to reflect Subway’s new ingredients listing.
On a recent road trip, I noticed that Subway is now offering avocado puree as a sandwich topping. But what’s in Subway avocado?
I know, I know. Subway isn’t exactly in line with our mission here at Eat Drink Better. Their produce is not organic, and their breads contain high fructose corn syrup along with other genetically modified, processed ingredients. For a vegan on a road trip, though, it’s one of the few inexpensive options when you’re sick of the PBJ and hummus that’s in the cooler.
An avocado option would really turn a veggie sub into a more filling sandwich, but I was wary since fast food joints love additives that often include hidden animal ingredients. When I got home from my trip, I checked it out on Subway’s website, and lo and behold: the avocado is just….avocado, water, and vitamin C! Avocado lovers, rejoice!
Here’s a screenshot from their ingredients list (pdf):
I can’t say the same for the banana peppers, which are one of my favorite toppings! D’oh! If you’re looking for the rest of Subway’s nutritional information, you can find that here.
So, how do you guys feel about Subway and Subway avocado? I relegate it to road trip food, but I know some folks consider this particular chain a healthier choice for a cheap meal. Share your thoughts in the comments!
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