Item Purchased: Black Forest Ham & Cheddar Cheese Sandwich from 7-Eleven
Location Purchased: 7-Eleven / 1350 S. Halsted / Chicago, IL
Price: $3.29 + tax
Review: I had the hankering for ham today. It’s not often I have the hankering for ham. Usually, ham is veiny, fatty and otherwise disgusting. So, when I saw this sandwich with it’s dark and lean ham erupting from the crust seams, not even the crappy white bread could keep me away. The lettuce looked fresh, the ham looked delicious and the label even said that the sandwich was finished with a sweet jalapeno pepper relish. It wasn’t until I unwrapped the loose plastic wrap that my lunch-break experience took a turn for the worse. Oozing from the bottom of the otherwise delicious sandwich were goo-gobs of plain white mayonnaise. I hate mayonnaise. Nowhere on the sandwich’s packaging did it say that there was mayonnaise slathered inside. And you couldn’t tell by looking at this sandwich that disgusting soy-egg sludge lay waiting for me inside. I shut my eyes…bit down…chewed… and swallowed. And you know what, even with the mayonnaise, this sandwich wasn’t that bad. The lettuce was fresh, the sweet relish was strong enough to drown out the taste of the mayo and the ham was lean, tasty and vein-free. If ever I have a hankering for ham again at lunch time, I just may get one of these sandwiches again. Mayo and all.
Rating: 3.25 / 5