The Story Behind Subway's First Dessert Sandwiches

Subway is known for offering a host of eclectic sandwich options to those who love feasting on a meaty sub with vegetables and fun add-ons such as sweet onion sauce. According to The Daily Meal, the food brand is one of the biggest names in the world, serving a staggering amount of customers every year — approximately 2.1 billion.

The sandwich brand is known for its unique menu offerings in different parts of the world. For example, in Brazil, you can get smoked chicken and cream cheese variants. In Germany, you can ask for a barbecue rib sub while in the U.K., you can go ahead and order the chicken tikka version. If you're in the U.A.E, you can get your hands on the peri-peri chicken sub and feast on a shrimp avocado version in Japan, which is one of the brand's most popular sandwiches there. When it comes to Subway's Japanese outlets, its customers have even had the opportunity to try something that was unique and unheard of for Subway until its Japanese customers explored it: sweet sandwiches, Subway-style.

The dessert sandwiches were experimental

Last year, customers in Japan were in for a treat when Subway decided to introduce two sweet sandwiches for its fans in the country. This was a first for the brand as they'd never experimented with sweet sandwiches before this move. According to Sora News 24,  one of the sandwiches was named Tsubuan and had sweet red bean paste while the second one was Anko and Mascarpone, containing sweet red bean paste coupled with a huge serving of mascarpone.  The Tsubuan was priced at 130 yen ($1.20) and Anko and Mascarpone was available for 170 yen ($1.63). 

In case you were wondering, the sweet red bean paste, anko, is not considered to be strictly junk food on account of the fact that has a lot of antioxidants, protein, complex carbs, and antioxidants. It also has sugar, though. Of course.

According to Brand Eating, Subway has now added even more sweet options in Japan such as the Chocolate and Raspberry sandwich. Would you be tempted to try it?