Lunchables Ham and American Cheese Sub Sandwich

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Lunchables Ham and American Cheese Sub Sandwich

Looks: I bet you can’t even tell which picture is the box and which is the real thing. 5 out of 5

Taste: The succulence of the ham was matched only by the deep, earthy je ne sais quoi of the Kraft American cheddar. The mayonnaise lent a savory (yet somehow fat-free) lightness to the sandwich that, together with the humble heartland flavor of the whole-grain bun, made this truly a sandwich not to be missed.

Just kidding – it was ok. Four inches of average bread combined with four inches of average ham combined with four inches of average cheese topped with four inches of average mayo wins this sandwich an average score. 2.5 out of 5


  1. Anonymous says:

    wow american cheese is shite

  2. Anonymous says:

    Very nice bait and switch there on the review. I think ham works better with a little whole grain mustard, especially if it’s lean ham (which can be less flavorful).


  3. Anonymous says:

    I’ve not tried this, but I don’t really understand the point — why not just make your own? I guess maybe if you’re at a gas station and this is the best you can do, but I bet it’d be pretty pricey in that environment… At least the original lunchables are kind of fun to assemble, with those little round disks of ham or balogana (sp?) …

  4. John says:

    I tried looking on Kraft’s website for nutritional info (in order to look at the ingredients) but they’re having technical (read incompetency) issues.

    The picture looks good. There’s no arguing that. But I’m guessing there’s lots of nasty preservatives and stuff added. Notice they can’t even say call it cheese on the front, but instead “2% milk reduced fat American pasteurized prepared cheese product”. Damn that’s a mouthful.

  5. Anonymous says:

    So did you win that Animal Planet adventure?!

  6. S Michaelson says:

    Yeah, but did you notice that it’s *not* actually called a “Lunchables Ham and American Cheese Sub Sandwich” on the box? The word cheese is noticeably missing, presumably because the cheese-flavor slice doesn’t meet the legal definition of the word.

    In the small text at the bottom, it’s actually referred to as “milk reduced fat American pasteurized prepared cheese PRODUCT”. 25% less fat than American cheese? Probably because half of it isn’t cheese.


  7. TominVA says:

    I know this doesn’t mean a lot, but I work at a major grocery store. We are always having to ‘discount’ these subs because they don’t sell. Our home office requires us to carry them, but we get them in, they sit there, sell 1 or 2 of a case that has a 3 month expiration date on it, then we mark the rest down to get rid of them.

    Just doesn’t seem too popular an item to me.

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