Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Quiznos Lobster Seafood salad sub!

Whenever I hear of a chain restaurant adding Lobster to their menu it usually comes along with a scoff. "Pssh, Lobster. Yeah like that's going to taste anything like the real thing." Or "Psssh, Lobster. That's probably going to cost an arm and a leg." So when we got some emails from readers asking us to check out the new Quiznos Lobster seafood salad sub, we really weren't into it at first. One of our writers can't stand any seafood at all. Another only likes his lobster if a real man cracks it open and gives him the meat. So, that left me. Well I'm not one to turn down a challenge, so let's get to it!

Gotta have that Raspberry Lemonade!

I marched into my local Quiznos to get one of these bad boys and I was not expecting the best. You see, I spent a large portion of my youth in Maine, LOBSTER COUNTRY! THEY HAVE A LOBSTER ON THEIR DAMN LICENSE PLATE, SON! There are lobster men on one side of the family. As a coming of age, I once had to challenge my dad to a lobster eating contest. He won by a claw but I did so well I earned the right to be called a man. Also my friend Matt puts together an annual lobster feed where a bunch of us just get together and see how many lobsters we can eat before we are all so full we want to die. It's glorious.  So chain restaurant lobster had a long way to go to dazzle me. But I'm open minded and Quiznos usually does right by me. So I walked in, ordered the Lobster on the Jalapeno Cheddar Bread, and all I got for additions were lettuce and onion! Keeping it simple to let the lobster shine!

This guy didn't care about making it pretty. 

Before I took a bite I took a look under the hood to see what I was dealing with first hand. It didn't look as nice as the picture on the sign did, but come on,  they never do. EVER. The one in the picture looked kind of like perfect little balls of lobster meat. I actually thought this looked more like real lobster because I could see chunks of claws in addition to tail meat. But it was time to dig in, so with one more cross eyed glare of uncertainty, I bit into it...

Even when he's not REALLY here Irwin is still hovering for food. 

It took me two or three bites of this sandwich to actually realize that it wasn't bad. I was so prepared for it to be! In fact, it was decent. Actually...it was somehow pretty damn good. There were big chunks of lobster all through it and a minimal amount of mayo so the lobster really was the main flavor. They buttered the bun before they send it through the toaster and it ended up adding that familiar flavor of dunking the lobster in butter. I quickly finished the first half and sat back to mull it over while crunching down a few Doritos. 

Chock full of Lobster goodness! 
I think my choice of the jalapeno cheddar bread was a good one. It added a little zing to the flavor on the back end that I really enjoyed. But all in all, I was very surprised at how much I enjoyed the Quiznos Lobster seafood salad! They didn't skimp on the lobster at all and the combined flavors reminded me of some great Lobster rolls I had eaten in the past. Now, I'm not going to tell you it's as good as cracking that sea bug open and digging the meat out yourself. Nothing beats that. But my friends, if you're looking for a quick fix of lobster and don't have the time or money to bring some home and cook them up yourself, head on over to your local Quiznos and they will hook you up!

Which brings me to my next point. Would you like Quiznos to hook YOU up? Well we contacted them and they agreed to send one of our lucky readers a gift card in the mail so that they could go try the Lobster seafood salad for themselves! What do you have to do to win? Just comment on this review! One lucky commenter will be chosen at random and get to eat on Quiznos dime! FREE LOBSTER SUB?! YOU CAN'T BEAT THAT!

So get commenting, folks! You can't win if you don't comment!

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For more info on Quiznos Lobster items, hit up their website here: https://www.quiznos.com/Menu/deli-style-sub-sandwich/lobster-seafood-salad-sandwich.aspx

-Review by Rich