It's a well documented fact that I'm a fiend for sandwiches; likewise, PartySugar loves them, especially warm, toasty paninis. Naturally, when Quizno's launched its new Toasty Bullets, it wasn't long before we went to our neighborhood outpost to check them out.
Customers can get a Toasty Bullet in five different flavors: Italian, Big Kahuna Tuna, Pesto Turkey, Turkey Club, and Beef, Bacon & Cheddar. The snack-sized sandwiches are about eight inches long and two inches wide, cost a dollar or two less than the average Quizno's sandwich, and come in a nifty paper pocket to assist with easy, on-the-go eating. Did any of these stun us with their bold flavors — or should you be dodging these bullets? Find out after the jump.
Turkey Club: This sandwich contained extremely thinly-sliced turkey, bacon, mozzarella cheese, red wine vinaigrette, mayonnaise, lettuce, and tomatoes, but the turkey tasted like absolutely nothing, and we had to fish to find bits of bacon.
Pesto Turkey: Our favorite of the five, this sub was stuffed with turkey, mozzarella, red wine vinaigrette, pesto, lettuce, and tomato. While we weren't impressed by the turkey and wished the sub were a little toastier and plumper, the pesto added plenty of flavor.
Big Kahuna Tuna: With overly creamy tuna salad, cheddar, banana peppers, lettuce and tomato, the BKT was really a glorified tuna melt, and one that could just as well have been made at home. But since we thought the canned tuna was the highest-quality of the meats, this came in as the second favorite.
Italian: Pepperoni, capicola, ham, mozzarella, red wine vinaigrette, lettuce, and tomato sound enticing, but it was the saddest sandwich of them all. It hardly contained any filling, and the proteins possessed none of the qualities that we so love in cured meats; instead, they all tasted like bad ham.
Beef, Bacon & Cheddar: This self-explanatory hoagie had mayo and mustard but no veggies. The bacon bits were either nonexistent or overpowering, and while the yellow mustard overwhelmed the sandwich, the cheddar was barely discernible.
In conclusion, these sandwiches could've been toasted longer and should have higher-quality (and more) ingredients. They'd be okay in a harried pinch, but considering how gross we felt after eating them, they won't be a part of our regular lunch list. Have you tried any of Quizno's Toasty Bullets? What's your opinion of them?