Chemistry Experiment: Subway Foods

What’s for lunch today in America? Let’s eat at Subway!

How about a Cold Cut Combo with american cheese, lettuce, olive, onions, tomatoes, jalapenos, light mayo, and red wine vinaigrette on Italian Herbs and Chesse Bread.


ITALIAN HERBS & CHEESE BREAD Subway® Italian Bread, Monterey Jack cheese (cultured pasteurized milk, salt, enzymes, artificial color), cheddar cheese (cultured pasteurized milk, salt, enzymes, artificial color) potato starch and powdered cellulose added to prevent caking, natamycin [a natural mold inhibitor]), garlic powder, corn maltodextrin, long grain rice powder, salt, toasted bread crumbs (wheat flour, dextrose, modified wheat starch, sugar, salt, yeast, caramel coloring, paprika), spice, parmesan cheese solids (milk, cheese, cultures, salt, enzymes, calcium chloride), cellulose), modified palm oil, oregano, natural and artificial flavor (including butter extract), sunflower oil, whey, gum arabic, citric acid, yeast extract, lactic acid, calcium lactate, disodium phosphate and not more than 2% silicon dioxide added (as anticaking agent). Contains milk and wheat.


COLD CUT COMBO: Turkey Bologna: Mechanically separated turkey, water, contains less than 2% of: salt, corn syrup solids, potassium lactate, dextrose, sodium diacetate, sodium erythorbate, sodium nitrite, flavorings. Turkey Ham: Cured turkey thigh meat, salt, contains less than 2% of: potassium lactate, brown sugar, sodium tripolyphosphate, dextrose, sodium diacetate, sodium erythorbate, smoke flavor, sodium nitrite, water. Turkey Salami: Dark turkey, mechanically separated turkey, water, salt, contains less than 2% of: potassium lactate, sugar, sodium tripolyphosphate, dextrose, spice and flavorings, sodium diacetate, sodium erythorbate, smoke flavor, sodium nitrite.


LETTUCE Fresh iceberg variety

OLIVES Ripe olives, water, salt, ferrous gluconate

ONIONS Jumbo red onions

TOMATOES Fresh red ripe tomatoes

AMERICAN CHEESE (processed) Cultured milk and skim milk, water, cream, sodium citrate, salt, sodium phosphate, sorbic acid (preservative), citric acid, acetic acid, enzymes, lecithin. Contains soy and milk.

JALAPEÑO PEPPER SLICES Jalapeno peppers, water, distilled vinegar, salt, natural flavorings, calcium chloride, sodium benzoate (preservative) natural flavors, polysorbate 80, FD &C Yellow #5.


MAYONNAISE, LIGHT Water, soybean oil, food starch-modified*, distilled vinegar, egg yolks, contains less than 2% of eggs, salt, spice, potassium sorbate* (a preservative), phosphoric acid*, calcium disodium EDTA added to protect flavor, DL-alpha-tocopheryl acetate (vitamin E), extractive of paprika, soy lecithin*, phylloquinone (Vitamin K1).* Ingredient not normally found in mayonnaise. Contains eggs.

RED WINE VINAIGRETTE Water, corn syrup, red wine vinegar, sugar, parmesan cheese (partially skimmed milk, cheese culture, salt, enzymes, anti-caking agent), salt, distilled vinegar, contains less than 2% of food starch-modified, dehydrated red bell pepper, xanthan gum, spices, dehydrated onion, dehydrated garlic, sodium benzoate (a preservative), natural flavor, color red #40 and blue #1. Contains: milk, sulfites.


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  1. Rob says

    I don’t it seems like of all the fast foods out there this is still the best one to go with. Sure beats those fat fried Hamburgers and fries.