REVIEW: Subway Pepperoni Flatizza

Written by | February 21, 2014

Topics: 6 Rating, Fast Food, Subway

Subway Pepperoni Flatizza

It was fascinating to watch the 60-something-year-old woman create my Subway Pepperoni Flatizza.

She somewhat violently plopped a regular Subway flatbread onto the preparation table, treating it like it was a ball of pizza dough. But after that she took her time and made my Flatizza with care.

Perhaps she took her time because no one was behind me in line. Or maybe she wanted to admire my dashing good looks for as long as she could because I reminded her of a long lost love.

With a tiny ladle, the cutest serving instrument I’d ever seen, she scooped up three servings of sauce and placed them in the middle of the flatbread. And then using the ladle’s head, she began spreading the sauce across the flatbread with a short raking motion that’s usually learned from office zen garden ownership.

Her glove covered hands then grabbed several slices of pepperoni. I thought those large slices would be awesome to see on the Flatizza, but then she stacked the slices, took her bread carving knife, and cut the pepperoni into strips.

“NOOOOOO!!! WHAT ARE YOU DOING?” I yelled internally, but expressed externally with a quiet sigh. But then I calmed myself down after realizing it’s still the same amount of pepperoni but just in strip form…and they were going to be covered with cheese.

Wait. What?

“NOOOOOO!!! PEPPERONI GOES ON TOP OF THE CHEESE!” I screamed on the inside, but expressed externally with the massaging of my temples.

She then sprinkled two handfuls of shredded cheese on top, creating a thick layer that would shrink while inside Subway proprietary toaster oven. While she did make my Flatizza with care, what came out of the oven looked like something that was hastily prepared by a drunk monkey.

Subway Pepperoni Flatizza Closeup

The Flatizza was then cut into four square-ish pieces with what I believe is Subway’s proprietary Flatizza cutter and then placed into a small pizza box.

I can imagine it’s hard to look at the pictures in this post and not think, “That’s going to suck.” However, while it may not look very appetizing, I have to say I liked it.

Subway Pepperoni Flatizza Closerup

The cheese melted nicely, was gooey, and had a indistinct cheesy flavor; the sauce had a cheap, but pleasant tangy and slightly sweet flavor; the sauce mostly hides the pepperoni’s flavor; it’s weird to see orange cheese on top of a pizza; only the edges of the mostly flavorless flatbread are somewhat crispy; and it’s not even close to being as tasty as anything from Pizza Hut, Domino’s, or Papa John’s.

Yes, I did just type, cheap sauce, mostly flavorless flatbread, very little pepperoni flavor, and not as good as anything from big pizza chains. “So how can you like it?” you’re probably asking through your monitor.

I guess the only way I can explain it is to say it’s just one of those things where so many wrongs make a right.

(Nutrition Facts – 500 calories, 230 calories from fat, 26 grams of fat, 12 grams of saturated fat, 60 milligrams of cholesterol, 1340 milligrams of sodium, 43 grams of carbohydrates, 2 grams of fiber, 4 grams of sugar, and 26 grams of protein.)

Item: Subway Pepperoni Flatizza
Purchased Price: $4.00
Size: N/A
Purchased at: Subway
Rating: 6 out of 10
Pros: Despite all the negatives, I liked it. So many wrongs seem to have made a right. Sauce has a pleasant tangy and slightly sweet flavor. Cheese was melted nicely and gooey.
Cons: Cheap tasting sauce. Flatbread is crispy only on the edges. Pepperoni is masked by the sauce. Weird to see orange cheese on a pizza and pepperoni below the cheese. Not even close to being as good as anything from a big pizza chain.






14 Comments For This Post I'd Love to Hear Yours!

  1. Orchid64 says:

    As someone who finds herself liking “bad pizza” (bad frozen, on rare occasions), I can see how you’d like this. That being said, there’s one thing that could be done to these to make them better which I believe should be done and is rarely done. All you have to do to add dimension and flavor depth is sprinkle it with Parmesan cheese (preferably right on the sauce and then other toppings are placed on it). It doesn’t have to be “good” Parmesan either. The powedered stuff works just as well. Of course, some vegetable toppings would help as well (onion, bell pepper, jalepeno, black olive), but the addition of Parmesan takes the flavor depth up a significant notch.

    This concept reminds me of the pita pizzas I make at home with thing pitas (the sort that disintegrate if you try to fill them). Of course, they taste better than this and weigh in at 200 calories less (thanks to the magic of turkey pepperoni). I can see why she slices the pepperoni after making the pita ones though. If you don’t, it’s awkward to bite the slices in half. I’m going to follow that lady’s example and cut mine into slices now, too.

  2. rob says:

    I like it, reminds me of grade school pizza squares. They should sell it with a little carton of milk.

  3. Mike N. says:

    … or maybe she recognized you from Hawaii News Sunrise!

  4. MP says:

    I would be ashamed to have this near me. I grew up on deep dish pizza. We have pizza joints in every strip mall here that are all superior to chain pizza. New Yorkers & Chicagoans are laughing at this.
    That little thing is a sodium bomb, too.

  5. Worst thing ever. Waste of money!

  6. Anonymous says:

    I tried the flatizza for the first time yesterday and I thought the crust was too hard. The topping was good, but I would not buy it again.

  7. Vito says:

    Dont recommend pizza from Subway or even fast food pizza places like Dominos and Pizza Hut, the best pizza or typically family run places that dont rely on television advertising or stuff like that, family run shops tend to use much higher quality to their pizzas as well as much greater freshness

  8. Laura says:

    I tried the flatizza today. All I can say is if you like frozen microwave pizza, you will like this because that is exactly what it taste like. Would not waste my money @ subway again.

  9. Mark says:

    Subway, please stick to sandwiches. Leave the pizza to Pizza Hut. Crust was like cardboard-tasteless and hard to chew. Pepperoni was paper-thin. Cheese and sauce were only OK. Need to buy two of these to get a real meal, if it were edible.

  10. Salvatore says:

    Weird, my local subway used mozzarella. I would’ve cancelled the order if they put cheddar on my pizza. All of the comments saying that local pizzerias make better pizza are somewhat pointless since anyone that would be on this site already knows that. For situations where you’re on the go and nothing else is convenient, this is a decent option, especially with unlimited veggie toppings.

  11. Bree says:

    I tried the flatizza and was pleasantly surprised by the taste. I thought they were pretty good. I got the pepperoni and added tomatoes, onion, green peppers, black olives, bell peppers and a few jalapeño peppers topped mozzerella cheese. I have them cook it a bit longer than normal so that it is more crispy. They were 2 for $5 or $3.50 here so I got 2 but I got full off just 1. I tried just veggie the other day with a reduced amount of cheese trying to cut calories. It was really tasty and I didn’t even miss the meat. It satisfies my taste for pizza at a very reasonable price and it helps with portion control. I am going to have the veggie with reduced cheese for lunch often while starting a diet and see how I do. I’ll have to try to skip the pop and chips that I usually have with it though.

  12. Anonymous says:

    How many pieces make a serving?

  13. brittney says:

    yes rob I loved those pizzas from elementry school. My fav

  14. ash says:

    I loved subways originally pizza. Was super disappointed when I walked into a local subway and the chick made one of these stating they no longer sell the other kind. I relunctanly tried it and decide it taste just like a lunchable pizza! Those comparing it to froozen pizza well I would say even the worse personal froozen pizza I’ve tried is 100% better than subways new pizza. Subway got my bussiness with the original pizza now I’m official done with subway



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