What’s in Subway Avocado? [updated]

Editor’s Note: this article was updated on 5/14/2015 to reflect Subway’s new ingredients listing.

What's in Subway Avocado? On a recent road trip, I noticed that Subway is now offering avocado puree as a sandwich topping. But what's really in Subway avocado?

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! Β Avocado lovers, rejoice!

Here’s a screenshot from their ingredients list (pdf):

What's in Subway Avocado? On a recent road trip, I noticed that Subway is now offering avocado puree as a sandwich topping. But what's really in Subway avocado?

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!

Image Credit: Creative Commons photo by turtlemom4bacon

Written by Becky Striepe

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  1. interesting πŸ˜€ i have to admit, i’ll eat at Subway from time to time. tho, think i will avoid the banana peppers from now on πŸ˜€

  2. They used to offer avocade puree when I lived in Arizona, but I couldn’t get it anywhere else. It definitely made the sandwich much more satisfying. Not that I do US roadtrips anymore, but I’m glad to see it’s everywhere now.

    I always laugh a bit when I go there and ask for the veggie, no cheese and get a really strange look…

  3. Don’t let the ingredients list fool you. I don’t know how it’s possible but subway manages to screw up my favorite food. The “puree” is gross.

    I didn’t even think about the peppers. *sigh* For once I’d love to see a food company that didn’t poison it’s customers.

  4. I had no idea that their ingredients were so bad with the high fructose corn syrup and other scary ingredients. I have always depended on them for a veggie sandwich while on road trips as what I thought was a healthy meal. I would prefer slices of real avocado on my sandwich. I still will stop there if no other option is available on road trips.

    Thanks for publishing their ingredients.

  5. I think if we want restaurant chains to serve fresh food we have to ask them to do so every time we order! Want fresh sliced avos? Ask. Want non-chemical peppers. Ask. We all need to be more vocal, one voice at a time and we make a change. Admittedly slowly, but still! Now with social media we have a stronger voice, i’m off to subway’s Facebook page to ask!

  6. Thank you for this! This is the only place on the web I’ve seen that lists the ingredients for the avocado. For some reason I got an aftertaste of mayonnaise when I was nearly done with my sub and I got a bit weirded out, wondering what else was in the puree.

  7. Hmmm…I had a Veggie Delite today with the “avocado” added, and was very suspicious when it looked and tasted like guacamole with filler (I agree about the mayonnaise aftertaste!). Is there any way to find out whether it’s really 100% avocado? Can they guarantee no additives or filler?

    • That’s a good question, and I’m not sure! I think they do have to be truthful in their ingredients list, especially with something like mayo, since some people are allergic to eggs.

  8. I just tried it. I wish I hadn’t. I love, love, love avocado so even though I hadn’t eaten at Subway in a long time, I went there for lunch today in order to try their avocado. The puree had a bitter aftertaste and just overall didn’t taste very fresh. I know…. I know….. I should have known better.

  9. Just do this as an experiment. Cut an Avocado in have and then put both parts in the fridge and notice how long it take for normal avocado to get black. Have you noticed Subway’s avocado is always green??? 🧐 pretty fishy

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