| Naturalchick30 wrote:|
Their chicken tastes processed. I stopped eating there. Oh and I hated how they would only give me one napkin lol.
Subway's chicken sandwich is a white sponge on a bun
Which came first: the chicken or the egg? If you believe the Judeo-Christian story of creation found in the book of Genesis
the answer is simple: the chicken. God spoke, and bam! Plump juicy
chicken. He then observed His creation and said that it was "good." I
however have not been so fortunate.
Not long ago, here in San Diego, I ordered the Oven Roasted Chicken sandwich from fast-food giant Subway,
and saw that it was not good, because what they called chicken looked
more like a white sponge on a bun. I was shocked, realizing that this
was not what God intended chicken to be.
I was scared - seriously debating whether I should eat my $5 Foot-long special or
not. "Maybe I should have bought a more expensive sandwich?" I
pondered worriedly. With fear and trepedation I tried not to think too
much about it, yet I cringed while proceeding with my lunch, telling
myself: "I hope I'll be alright. I hope I don't get sick or regret
this. No one should have to eat chicken like this, if in fact it is
This was truly an unusual experience. I am typically not afraid of what I consume. I am a health-conscious intelligent man, yet there I was - literally fearful of a chicken sandwich. Chicken of chicken!
I had every right to be. And dare I say, you do too.
in mind that what we are really talking about when we talk about meat
is muscle. Chicken meat = Chicken muscle. The drawing on the
right depicts a portion of skeletal muscle. As you can see, a piece of
meat should be made up of many individual strands of muscle fiber (4)
packed firmly together.
fibers stretch and contract in order to move various body parts. The
more those fibers stretch and contract the healthier they are. Walk,
run, push, pull and your muscles get lean and strong. Fat is used for
energy. Oxygen is transported throughout your blood stream. The more
strenuous the exercise, the bigger and stronger the muscle fibers get.
You would think that Subway, the #1 Franchise in America, the "Most Trusted Brand by Consumers," and the #1 Provider of Healthy Options in Zagat's 2009 Fast-Food Restaurants Survey,
who proudly promotes itself as a healthy alternative in the world of
fast-food would serve it's customers healthy meat from healthy
chicken. But do they?
Take a look at the following photos of an actual Oven Roasted Chicken
sandwich from Subway. Notice how the Subway meat, which the company
advertises as "A tender, boneless chicken patty roasted to
perfection" resembles a massive hunk of white sponge. I cut the patty
open so you see the inside.
take a look at a photo from a chicken dinner I enjoyed at home. This
chicken was labeled "organic". These "free range" chickens are
raised au naturale the way God intended it to be. Notice the
difference? You can actually see the individual muscle fibers which
seperate easily. And yes, the difference in taste and texture was
I decided to do some online research where I discovered that chickens raised to be eaten are called "broilers." (click here for info. and videos from GoVeg.com)
These chickens are raised in terribly crowded conditions, plumped up
with growth-inducing hormones in order to maximize profits, which are
surprisingly low for those who raise them. These drugged up chickens do
not get the fresh air and exercise they need. Some develop tumors,
congestive heart failure, and other physical ailments. Is that the kind
of chicken you want to eat?
All of them are forced to mature beyond their age so that they can be
quickly slaughtered for easy consumption. This allows fast food
restaurants like Subway to expand to every corner of the earth, selling
the exact same chicken-sponges in each of their 32,808 restaurants in 91
So thanks to unwary customers who don't really care what real
chicken meat is supposed to look and taste like, Subway is able to crank
out their sandwiches en masse quicker than you can say "Help me Jared!
I have alektorophobia!"
I don't know about you, but from now on, I am willing to eat less
chicken, and pay more for good quality meat, so I can at least feel good
about what I am putting into my body. If "you are what you eat," I do
not want to be white and spongy. I do not want to develop cancerous
tumors or congestive heart failure. And I no longer want to be afraid
or unaware of what I eat.
Edited by JamCaygirl - Jan 28 2013 at 8:31am