Well, this is certainly a first for us. We went to Earl of Sandwich and ordered… Wraps. I know, I know. We’re crazy, right? Having had all of the sandwiches from the menu (and then some), we decided to branch out and try something new. With Cannonballs! no longer on the Limited Time menu, recently replaced by the Caribbean Jerk Chicken, Matt wasn’t really interested in the sandwiches. I noted there was a Thai Wrap on their Hand-Crafted Wraps menu, and it piqued his interest.
The Thai Wrap features Grilled Chicken, Romaine, Chinese Cabbage Mix, Sweet Chili Sauce & Thai Peanut Dressing.
Matt’s a fan of Thai flavors, so he enjoyed this wrap quite a bit. I tasted a bite, and it just wasn’t doing it for me. Some of those flavors just aren’t my favorite, and there were too many of them going on. I will say the cabbage and Romaine gave the wrap some good crunch, which was definitely needed for this otherwise soft wrap. But this was Matt’s wrap, not mine, and he liked it and ate it in its entirety.
The Chicken Bacon Avocado Wrap features Grilled Chicken, Bacon, Romaine, Avocado, Roma Tomato, Cucumber & Balsamic Vinaigrette. Everything about this sounded good to me, almost like a salad I would create for myself, just rolled up into a wrap.
Unfortunately, I could barely get through half of this wrap. There was way too much of the Balsamic Vinaigrette, and that’s primarily all I could taste. It left all of the ingredients slick, making them texturally unappealing, and the lettuce soggy. There was no real texture contrast and leaning on the side of “mushy.” I wrapped up the second half and put it in the fridge in case Matt wanted to give it a try, but the next day, he couldn’t bring himself to try it. It ended up in the trash.
For Matt, I wouldn’t be surprised if he ordered the Thai Wrap again if he wasn’t in the mood for one of their sandwiches. It had flavors that appealed to him, but not me. As for me, if I’ll be sticking to their sandwiches, and, if I want something lighter, I’ll opt for one of their salads. The execution of my wrap just wasn’t on par with that of their sandwiches, and it’s left me uninterested in spending money on the others.
Have you tried any of the wraps from Earl of Sandwich? Which did you order, and what did you think?