CBC News– A DNA analysis of the poultry in several popular grilled chicken sandwiches and wraps found at least one fast food restaurant isn’t serving up nearly as much of the key ingredient as people may think.
In the case of two popular Subway sandwiches, the chicken was found to contain only about half chicken DNA.
DNA researcher Matt Harnden at Trent University’s Wildlife Forensic DNA Laboratory tested the poultry in six popular chicken sandwiches….
…Subway’s results were such an outlier that the team decided to test them again, biopsying five new oven roasted chicken pieces, and five new orders of chicken strips.
Those results were averaged: the oven roasted chicken scored 53.6 per cent chicken DNA, and the chicken strips were found to have just 42.8 per cent chicken DNA. The majority of the remaining DNA? Soy.
Lets start out by saying Subway is poor people shit. Some of the grossest sandwiches I have ever had. So this should not be news to anyone with a brain. It has that nauseating distinct smell every time you walk in. The bread comes out stale and cold, the meats and ingredients have been sitting there for days untouched and their idea of warming up your sandwich is by throwing it in the microwave for 2 minutes. People only like Subway because they like the idea of it, but know the food always comes out piss poor. Plus, they are everywhere you go, but in reality know it sucks but just can’t be bothered to go out of their way to another sandwich shop.
When it comes to sandwiches, it is all about going to your local deli. Plain and simple. Cafe Clair’s in Montclair, NJ has some of the best sandwiches, especially their Russian Spy. Absolutely delicious.
But if you find yourself craving a takeout sandwich, here is my rankings for best fast food sandwiches:
- Jersey Mike’s
- Wendy’s Chicken Sandwich
- KFC Chicken Sandwich
Jimmy John’s STINKS and Panera is for housewives who go out in the same pair of yoga pants and tell themselves they are eating healthy just because they are at a place that has free wi-fi with sofas and lounge chairs, even though they down a ham and swiss, a smoothie and some blueberry muffin every Tuesday and Thursday after an afternoon yoga session with the gals.
So keep your 50% chicken, Subway. I’ll be hitting up buffalo wraps at Jersey Mike’s down the road every time anyways.