Thursday, July 1, 2010

Silver Maple Winner and New Review + Giveaway!

Our winner of the Silver Maple giveaway was comment #2, Syl from Live Smile Run. Congrats! Email me your info and I’ll pass it on.

Subway recently sent me a $10 gift card to try their new breakfast. Breakfast at Subway seems foreign to me. When I think of Subway I think of fat Jared who got thin, and a college part time job. Yep, that’s right. I worked at Subway one summer. I know what you’re thinking: “Where in the hell didn’t you work?” Well, I never worked at a brothel, yet.

At my Subway job I learned how to bake bread and pile subs high with veggies and condiments. One time I came in so hung-over I ate a whole loaf of bread hoping it would make me feel better. It didn’t. These were the days before fancy breads like parmesan pickle and whole grain gravy. These were the days when a club sub was totally fancy and the BMT (biggest, meatiest, tastiest – that’s what she said) ruled the roost.

The Journey

I took Sam to Subway with me because he is my experimental kid. He would eat shit on a shingle if I put it in front of him. And sometimes I do. We both got the Western Egg Muffin Melt. You can get it with the whole egg or the egg white. I went for the whole egg because I am crazy that way.

Out of  a fridge like you have in your dorm room, the sub maker pulled a yellow round thing, the shape of a pancake. It was an egg. He sliced it into quarters and put half on each of our muffins. I asked what the deal was with the egg. He said they come frozen like that. I like my eggs fresh off the griddle, so this didn’t seem so appetizing. I mentioned this to the woman behind me in line who Sam thought must have been from the Real Housewives of Orange County (something to do with the large boobs, tan and tennis skirt). She told me she comes to Subway every morning and that the sandwiches are really good, even the flattened egg part. She said they were “less buttery” than an Egg McMuffin and tasted much fresher. I trusted her. Something about the cleavage.

On top of the egg, sub dude put red onions, green peppers, ham and cheese (your choice – cheddar, provolone, American). He put it through the toaster, then offered other veggies on top.

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The Real Housewife behind us got the same thing, but with an egg white. She added spinach and tomatoes to hers, which sounded tasty. She rattled off for me how many calories are in her sandwich (less than 300). That Housewife takes her calories pretty seriously. Cougars are like that.

I was feeling generous with my free gift card and bought the Housewife her breakfast. I was hoping she’d show me a fake boob, but she didn’t. She did, however, seem quite appreciative. Nothing like a free breakfast before you meet the girls at the club for martinis.

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The Tasting

Sam loved his muffin melt. Would go back in a heartbeat. I thought it was pretty good. About a 6 on a scale from 1 to 10. Tasted fresh and hot, but I still had trouble getting past the flattened, previously-frozen egg. I love the fact that you can add fresh veggies and the muffin was nice and soft too. Bottom line is I would go back. For $2.00 it’s hard to beat. Also, sometimes I eat eggs and immediately need a quick visit to the latrine. Not so with this sandwich. Maybe a fart or two, but no big guns.

The Giveaway

So, ya wanna try one? Subway has given me three $10 gift cards to give away. To enter:

  • Leave a comment telling me what your favorite breakfast food is - +1
  • Become a fan of Subway on FB and leave a comment telling me - +1
  • Post this giveaway on your blog and leave a comment -  +1

Good luck! Giveaway ends July 8th.

Subway has given me these gift cards free of charge. I paid nothin’ for ‘em.

77 comments:

  1. I would have a hard time stomaching that egg too. I am so picky about my eggs and breakfast in general, I will never try subways breakfast. ever.

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  2. My favorite breakfast food is chocolate milk and Subway happens to have awesome chocolate milk! I've tried a muffin melt and though it wasn't too bad...only trouble is the lack of a drive through window. Thanks!

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  3. My favorite breakfast is banana walnut pancakes with sugar free maple syrup!

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  4. Right now my favorite breakfast is Oatmeal with fruit and a scoop of peanut butter. I LOVE breakfast!

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  5. My favorite breakfast food is scrambled eggs.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  6. I'm a Subway Facebook fan (Mary Happymommy)

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  7. I would like to give it a try still haven't yet!

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  8. I like my English muffin with a slice of Canadian bacon, 1 whole egg + 1 white from my Arkansas chicken house, and Wisconsin cheese. :)

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  9. my fave breakfast is toast with cinnamon and sugar! mmmmmmm :)

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  10. My favorite breakfast is chocolate chip pancakes, with warm maple syrup that my hubby and little girl make every Sat. morning.

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  11. My favorite breakfast is Greek yogurt, craisins and Kashi GoLean Crunch cereal. Today I had Greek yogurt, 1/2 cup fresh strawberries and 1/2 cup Fiber One because I can't handle the calories of my favorite...but today's was a close second. :)

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  12. Hmmm, now I'm even more curious about that breakfast sandwich - I've never seen pre-made eggs like that. My favorite breakfast is a chocolate protein shake, yummy!

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  13. My all-time fave is oatmeal, but I've been drinking a lot of smoothies this summer. And I love grape nuts. And a good veggie omelet is hard to beat.

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  14. Congrats the the winner and though I am not a big breakfast person my favorite thing for breakfast is biscuits and gravy.

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  15. My favorite breakfast food lately is is a Bobo's Oat bar - any flavor.

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  16. love it. and your honest review!
    and I think we need our own Housewives of Bloggyville! Who'd be casted? And as what role??! oh, the possibilities! ;-)

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  17. sorry, just realized the above comment didn't count for squat and hopefully didn't mess up your numbers. okay, so my fav breakfast for the moment is a sweet potatoe w/almond butter...it's the perfect pre-workout meal.

    and to make up for the last comment, i'll post this on my blog right now...;-)

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  18. there's such a thing as a meal before lunch?

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  19. I love Subway, and have no problem eating deformed previously frozen eggs.

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  20. Ouch. My fav breakfast is a bagel with cream cheese, pepperoni, and sprouts... I wonder why i don't lose any weight...

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  21. I really like cereal or toast for breakfast. Boring, I know.

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  22. And linked you on the 'ol sidebar.

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  23. I linked to your give-away from my blog. Can you post pics of the odd people you see? I must be some kind of voyeur veuyer. people-watcher.

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  24. I am following Subway on facebook. SubMan? what the heck?

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  25. Who else would admittedly check out the cleavage of a woman in line at Subway... Yep, I'm just gonna keep coming back!

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  26. Ha This post killed me - the fake boob lady! AND it is a give away! My favorite breakfast is a mushroom, onion, and pepperjack cheese omelet. But spinach, feta, and tomato make a pretty darn good omelet too.

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  27. sorry you didn't get the ta ta flash. bummer.

    my favorite breakfast is oatmeal with coconut butter and banana. mmmm.

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  28. Haha, I worked at Subway too. Too funny about the Housewife, but nice job paying it forward! Love that! No need to include me in the giveaway, just in case they're US specific, and not able to be used up here...

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  29. I love kicking breakfast old school style - cereal.
    I love subway too... I worked there for 6 years. Yep 6. I won the lucky lotto with my mom being the manager then owner. It made for a lot of subway in my past, and in my world the BMT still rules my world! (no one ever knows what BMT stands for. They are baffled when i tell them)

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  30. I love a HUGE Giambrotti. Pronounced "Gymbrot" in upstate NY. It's made with eggs and anything you want to add all mixed together and dumped on the plate. It's not pretty. It's just GOOD!

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  31. I'm now a fan on FB and following on Twitter. 2fer.

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  32. I love ALL breakfast food. I normally eat oatmeal and raisins for breakfast, but I do love egg sandwiches, pancakes, waffles etc, etc etc.

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  33. I'm a fan! I actually LOVE breakfast food. I rarely have time for anything other than oatmeal, but tried the Subway breakfast for the first time over Memorial Day. I have to admit I love it... I like the Western (egg whites and pepperjack).

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  34. My favorite breakfast is overnight oats!

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  35. i love pancakes for breakfast!

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  36. i'm a fan of subway on facebook :)

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  37. My favorite breakfast is protein oatmeal!

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  38. Mmmmmm, martini for breakfast

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  39. I love fresh fruit for breakfast. Mmmmm.

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  40. My favorite breakfast is that beer left over from the night before with the lipstick on the rim and the cigarette butt I don't see until it's too late.

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  41. love subway! YAY for Syl!!

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  42. fav breakfast food from this morning??? triple chocolate cake. I hat this taper SH*T!

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  43. Good thing I'm allergic to eggs- otherwise that would be tasty!
    My favorite breakfast food is a bagel - with peanut butter. But second one is oatmeal - with a tablespoon of beanut butter mixed in.
    Come to think of it, any breakfast item with peanut butter on it is my favorite!
    Man, I hope I win! I thought I was a shoe-in for the Silver Maple giveaway! Sheesh! Maybe if I show you my A-cup, pasty-white boob? Just checkin' :)

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  44. Just became a fan on FB :)
    Is it just me, or does eating Subway make you hungry again in an hour after eating it just like Chinese food?

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  45. Nice review! I think I would have had a hard time with that egg too! My favorite breakfast is actually oatmeal loaded with blueberries, bananas, and dried cherries.

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  46. My favorite breakfast is almond butter on whole wheat.

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  47. Oh, and I am a devout follower.

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  48. Posted your giveaway on my blog's sidebar!

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  49. My fave breakfast food has to be sausage...yeah I know not healthy, but sooo yummy

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  50. My fav breakfast food is plain old cereal or a bagel.

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  51. I worked at subway full time during summer break one year. I actually never got sick of eating it. I'm posting the giveaway on my sidebar

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  52. My favorite breakfast is waffles and bacon, but I usually eat Special K with Red Berries and rice milk.

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  53. I love blueberry pancakes and shhh... bacon :)

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  54. Chris and I were leaving Home Depot just as a couple was walking in. She had the biggest set of melons I've ever seen! Seriously. After she walked past us Chris and I just looked at each other with our eyes bugging out of our heads. I mean, how can that be comfortable? She's definitely not a runner!

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  55. Hmmmm...my favorite breakfast...it's a toss up between scrambled eggs and overnight oats. Thanks for hosting!!

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  56. I'm a big fan of Subway but haven't tried their breakfast yet!

    My go-to breakfast is cereal mixed with yogurt. "Treat" breakfast before a long run is a giant bagel with PB and nutella.

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  57. I eat negative people and elitists for breakfast. Oh wait, that wasn't the question.
    My favorite breakfast food is honey nut cheerios. Been eating them for many, many years.

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  58. Just became a fan of Subway on Facebook.

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  59. Linked to your giveaway in my blog sidebar.

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  60. My favorite breakfast food is cereal and milk. Pretty much any kind of cereal!

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  61. I liked subway on facebook as Jenny Bolech
    jenny.maurer84 at gmail dot com

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  62. I think i have eaten oatmeal nearly every day for the past 2 years - but really I love to go out to breakfast - some waffles or really good pancakes - yum

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  63. My favorite breakfast item has to be a bagel and cream cheese. I seriously cannot get enough of it and would eat it for dinner if I could.

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  64. My favorite at home food is hot cereal but out it is French toast

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  65. I posted your giveaway on my blog

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  66. I love subway and have been wanting to try there breakfast

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