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REVIEW: Subway sidekicks are hit or miss

Avanni Joseph
Subway Trio: Tanesha Taylor, Addison Laird, and Maleigh Crespo show off the sidekicks. Photo illustration by Taylor Falgout

Everyone’s favorite campus sandwich stop has gained some new menu items. The Subway “Sidekicks” include footlong versions of their signature chocolate chip cookies, along with footlong pretzels and churros, in which they partnered with Auntie Anne’s and Cinnabon to create.

Despite the buzz the larger-than-life trio has brought Subway, students feel the sidekicks at Loyola’s location are hit or miss.

Subway churro: A disaster combo
By Tanesha Taylor

From churros you get from amusement parks to homemade churro bowls with ice cream in the middle, I have always been a big fan of the cinnamon-coated treat.

Another thing I have always been a big fan of is Subway, and I am ashamed to admit it, but my freshman year, I spent all my Wolfbucks there.

So, when Subway started selling foot-long churros, combining two of my longtime favorites, I was quite excited.

It took me a few days to get my hands on one, but when I finally did, I was a little disappointed.

When I took the churro out of the bag, I instantly noticed that a little less than half had cinnamon sugar on it, which could have just been a mistake. I proceeded to take a bite, and at first, it was alright, but by my third bite, I realized it was very tough, I had trouble taking bites and felt like I was fighting this churro. This, paired with the little sugar given, made the churro unenjoyable.

I hope this was a one time thing and maybe I just got a bad one that day but I will not be buying another one to test it out.


Subway’s newest additions will have you pining for pretzels
By Maleigh Crespo

Since the release of Subway’s iconic footlong trio of treats, more often than I care to admit, I find myself reminiscing on the warm, salty goodness that is the footlong pretzel.

The flaky salt that rests atop the tender pretzel, which is perfect to pull apart for bite-size consumption or if you’re like me, to eat whole.

Admittedly, the pretzel is just bread with salt flakes, but isn’t that what all pretzels are? And sure, there isn’t much variety in the pretzel flavors if you’re a fan of Auntie Anne’s pepperoni nuggets or cinnamon-sugar pretzels, but that’s what the churros are for! And if you’re hankering for something more savory, try a sandwich because Subway is a sandwich joint after all.

But if you’ve got $3 in Wolf Bucks to spare, try the pretzel (but toss the sauce, trust me).

Pro tip: Order the sidekicks at beginning of the line, not before you’re about to pay.


Footlong cookies are Subway’s finest
By Addison Laird

The question: is a foot too long for a cookie?

The short answer: yes! 12 inches of straight gooey cookie goodness is enough to send anyone into a food coma.

However, there is a much longer, preferred answer to this impossible question.

It all comes down to one irrefutable fact: Subway cookies are perfect in every form. They are the underrated end-of-day sweet treat.

And the same remains true for Subway’s new footlong cookie.

Chock-full of the chunkiest chocolate chips, the footlong cookie is the average college student’s perfect weekend reward. It’s served hot! It tastes great! And it comes in its own little tray, already prepared to be saved for later. What else could you ask of a cookie?

The only downside: It’s not already served with ice cream! Subway footlong ice cream sandwich, anyone?

At only $5 a pop, the footlong cookie dwarfs Subway’s standard $1 cookie. Chocolate chip is the only type available, but I hope, as popularity grows, more variations of the footlong cookie will appear. The eventual takeover of the footlong cookie as the standard form of cookie is imminent.

If you haven’t yet had a chance to try them, get one! Your life will never be the same.

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About the Contributors
Tanesha Taylor
Tanesha Taylor, Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Officer
Tanesha Taylor is currently the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer at The Maroon. She is a third year graphic design major and works as an Office Assistant for Loyola's Residential Life. In her free time, she enjoys fermenting rice wine and trying foods from different cultures. Tanesha can be reached at [email protected].
Addison Laird
Addison Laird, Social Media Coordinator
Addison Laird is currently The Maroon's Social Media Coordinator. She was previously the Managing Editor for Digital and has written for The Maroon on multiple occasions. She is a third-year visual communications major, with a minor in women's studies. Originally from Mississippi, Addison enjoys repeatedly rereading the same five books and hate-watching cheesy movies with friends. She can be reached at [email protected].
Maleigh Crespo
Maleigh Crespo, Editor in Chief
Maleigh Crespo serves as the Maroon's Editor in Chief. Maleigh previously served as the Maroon's  Managing Editor for Print, Design Chief, Equity and Inclusion officer, and Op/Ed editor. When she’s not writing, she can be found listening to Taylor Swift on repeat, online shopping, or feeding the squirrels in Audubon.

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