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I went to Cosi again, so, here’s another restaurant review!

I got the soup and 1/2 sandwich combo, and I tried 2 things I never had before. the Pollo e Pasta Soup and the Tuscan Pesto Chicken Sandwich on whole grain. My total came to $8.48 which  I thought was a fair price.

I tried the soup first. It was actually very hot, so I appreciated that, since I had cold soup, and it was a cold, wintry day yesterday. It had a bunch of green veggies that were leaf-like in appearance floating on the top. On the bottom was pasta, but not a typical noodle, it was more like a dot, or a little circle. They were soft and pretty good. There were also carrots, peppers, & cucumbers that were all rather tender and good. The chicken was chewy yet soft, and there were even I believe chickpeas in this soup- odd, but tasty. The soup was kind of salty, and left a greasy feel on my mouth. It also had a funky onion/garlic aftertaste that I couldn’t get past. The first few bites were good, but as I ate it, I liked it less and less. I didn’t finish it, because I wasn’t really  crazy about it.

Next, the sandwich. The amazing, super tasty sandwich. Now, was it so tasty because my soup wasn’t really that good? Or was it tasty just on it’s own? I’m going with the latter, because this sandwich is awesome! There was crisp and crunchy, slightly salty and flavorful flatbread with fresh lettuce, chicken and an orangey spread on the inside. The lettuce was crisp, the chicken was chewy, slightly salty and had a great pesto flavor to it. But what made the sandwich was the spread. It tasted like a hummus almost- kind of like a cheesy tomato flavored spread, that was slightly spicy and very flavorful. Just delicious.

Overall, the soup gets 2 1/2 stars, and the sandwich gets 4 1/2 stars. I wont get the soup again,  but I will certainly get the sandwich!

Whats your favorite spread to put on sandwiches?

26 Jan 2011, Comments (1)

Cosi Fire-Roasted Veggie Sandwich

Author: Healthnuttxo

My first RESTAURANT review! I don’t eat out much, but when I do, I want something that’s not only tasty, but healthy too!

Yesterday I went to Cosi for dinner, and ordered a Fire-Roasted Veggie Sandwich on whole grain bread and had it warmed up as well. There was the option of chips or carrots on the side, and I chose the carrots-nothing like a side of veggies to go with my veggies! ; )  I believe my total came out to around $8.05, which  I don’t think was that bad since it was a pretty large sandwich.

Considering my excellent photography skills, here’s what it looked like both open and closed. Apologies for nearly cutting off half of the sandwich..


I wasn’t really sure how to approach this, so I ate it open-faced with a fork.  I tore off a piece of bread first and took a bite. Mmmmm. Now this is how bread should taste!! It was hard and crunchy on the outside, tasting kind of like a cracker, and then had a softer, slightly chewy consistency on the inside. It was salty, in a good way, and very flavorful. Really, really tasty.

Moving on to the actual sandwich part rather than being the carb queen I am and loving the bread (typical…), the veggies! There was eggplant, onion, peppers, some unidentified vegetables (a pickle?? I wasn’t sure what one of them were) and then a few shreds of fresh lettuce. I thought the lettuce was awkward. Why fresh lettuce? It was good, but not super crisp, probably because I asked for my sandwich warm. Anyway- I tried the eggplant first, and well, I wasn’t a fan. It was chewy and moist, but just not my style. The peppers were okay- not quite tender so they still had that crunch and bite to them, but fresh tasting. My favorite, ironically because I usually don’t like them, was the onions! They were sweet, very soft, and very flavorful.

Lastly, on the delicious bread was a delicious cheesy spread. Oh soooo good! It was salty, creamy and had a white cheddar cheese flavor to it. I was tempted to ask for a Fire-Roasted Veggie Sandwich with only the bread, the cheese, and the onions for next time. But I guess that would be kind of like ordering a loaded baked potato with no toppings. Whatever.

I’d give this a 4 star overall.

I got the nutritional information from the website for the sandwich on Rustic Bread.

1 sandwich (9 oz) is 324 calories, 8 grams of fat, 44 grams of carbohydrates, 4 grams of fiber, 4 grams of sugar and 11 grams of protein.

have you ever eaten at Cosi? What is your favorite thing to get?

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