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Quizno's Torpedos

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kkachurak Mar 25, 2009 02:02 PM

So I've been to a Quizno's three times since these were released and have still not tried one.

It honestly just looks like a thin, long baguette that they put minimal toppings and meat on. And that depresses me. Because, when made right, Quizno's can be a true indulgence.

Anyone had one yet?

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    beachmouse RE: kkachurak Mar 25, 2009 02:55 PM

    I've had them a couple times now. Less meat than on their normal width subs, though I'm okay with that since I come down on the 'carbs' side of the meat/carbs ideal ratio. I like the baguette well enough, but they don't cut it in half for takeout orders so eating is is kind of awkward for about the first third of the sandwich.

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      Lady Godiva RE: kkachurak Mar 25, 2009 04:08 PM

      I had the Turkey Pesto the other night. I like the torpedo roll better than their regular bread. But the execution leaves a lot to be desired. They slice the meat & cheese in half to make it fit on the roll. But then they can't fit any veggies on it. The bag they put it in leave almost 2 inches sticking out; which makes it a pain to transport, but slightly easier to eat.

      As for taste, it was decent, but I think I'd be happier ordering off their regular menu. So, you'll probably want to try it, but it's not a "wow" experience.

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        FlowerMoundGirl RE: kkachurak Mar 25, 2009 09:05 PM

        I love the bread on the Torpedos 10x better than the regular Quiznos breads. But I agree that the sandwiches are very minimal on the fillings. I ended up tearing about half the bread off and doubling up the ingredients on the remaining half to make it a meatier sandwich.

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          rockycat RE: kkachurak Mar 30, 2009 06:36 AM

          We tried a couple for lunch on Friday. The bread is absolutely better than their usual bread. There is less meat on the sandwiches but since we're actively trying to lose weight that's not a necessarily a bad thing now. Unfortunately, we had to get the sandwiches to go and eat them about an hour after they were made. Since the store put them in a plastic take-out bag, the hot sandwiches steamed and we had a pretty unpleasant texture when we finally got around to eating them. I'm sure they would have been much better eaten fresh. The price for what you are getting is decent. As the Spouse said, "I'll eat this again. Especially for $4."

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            kkachurak RE: kkachurak Mar 30, 2009 11:04 AM

            All right, so I had my first torpedo. I was pleasantly surprised. I ordered the Italian version, but with mayo instead of red wine vinaigrette. I'm not sure if the Quizno's I went to was just dumb, but they used about the same amount of meat on this torpedo as they do on a large Italian on their regular bread.

            The bread had a nice crunch on the outside, and was warm and fluffy inside. But overall, a very narrow sandwich (albeit long). I like their italian meats with mayo, mozzarella and black olives so I wasn't let down at all.

            So yes, it was a tasty experience that I was not expecting at a seemingly fair price.

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              Mattkn RE: kkachurak Mar 31, 2009 05:07 PM

              Kkachurak--I ordered the same. I like the bread to meat ratio because I usually end up peeling off meat on other sandwiches. However, they used the same amount of mayo as they would use on a large sandwich. Pretty decent after I scraped off the excess mayo...especially for 4 bucks.

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                monkeyrotica RE: kkachurak Apr 1, 2009 06:13 AM

                Is the bread crunchier than their usual bread? I gave up on Quiznos since their bread shreds the roof of my mouth. Don't think the blood adds that much to the flavor of the sandwich.

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                  kkachurak RE: monkeyrotica Apr 1, 2009 07:58 AM

                  Really? I know tough enough bread exists to do that (as I've had it happen to me, countless time when I get a sub from Publix) but I've never had that happen to me at Quizno's.

                  I've always found their bread to be quite soft. Especially the wheat bread, which is what I alway get. The toast adds a decent crunch, but nothing too tough.

                  As for the torpedo bread, it has a semi-tough exterior, but by no means is it that tough.

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                    monkeyrotica RE: kkachurak Apr 1, 2009 10:38 AM

                    I've tried two Quiznos in DC, and both times, the bread is toasted to abrasiveness. It doesn't help that it tastes kinda stale as well. I'll have to give the torpedo a try.

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                NewDude RE: kkachurak Apr 6, 2009 03:56 PM

                This is an interesting entry into the market. Apparently, it's an attempt to provide the appearance of value, in tough economic times. For instance, they want you to believe that it's an excellent value since it's very long. Quizno's is counting on your inability to use the principle of conservation: a longer object is not a bigger or heavier object. But it is long, so there must be more food, they want us to believe.

                Well, yes, it is long, but it's also very thin. There is a very minimal amount of meat, and even a terribly modest amount of lettuce.

                However, the bun tastes good, and their patented seasoned mayo isn't half bad.

                Overall, it's pretty tasty, although I'm in no rush to try one again.

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                  MattInNJ RE: kkachurak Apr 20, 2009 06:43 AM

                  put it in me Steve....

                  1. Calipoutine RE: kkachurak Apr 25, 2009 11:19 AM

                    I had the turkey club here in Canada( its 4.99 in Canada vs. 4.00 in the US). I also had a coupon for a free drink/chips so all in all a good value. I was somewhat shocked when the sandwich was served to me. Wow, is the bread thin!!I also totally changed it around since I wanted mayo and I didnt want tomatoes. The toppings I believe are a premixed lettuce/chopped tomato blend. I also skipped the red wine dressing and used some honey mustard from the condiment bar( as well as pickles). It was ok, I much prefer a cold sub but since there is NO Jimmy Johns in Canada and I hate Subway, I'm stuck with Quizno's. I wish they would have had a wheat bread as I always feel guitly ordering white bread.

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                      summeranne RE: Calipoutine Apr 28, 2009 02:53 PM

                      My husband doesn't like toasted bread so he always requests his sub cold and has never had a problem getting it.

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                      mojoeater RE: kkachurak Apr 29, 2009 06:34 PM

                      Our company ordered these for lunch today. While the bread flavor is decent, it overwhelms the meat and toppings. Probably because there's so little between the top and bottom of the bread. Seriously, it might have just been a bread sandwich with some seasonings. Maybe I'll ask for some of those torpedo rolls to go with our next spaghetti dinner...

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