Subway Sidekicks menu review: We tried the Footlong Cookie, Churro, and Pretzel

Subway Sidekicks are here! But are the new collabos with Auntie Anne's, Cinnabon, and, er, Subway, worth it?

CRYSTAL RIVER, FLORIDA - DECEMBER 19: Subway Sidekicks are seen in a Subway Restaurant on December 19, 2023 in Crystal River, Florida. (Photo by Gerardo Mora/Getty Images for Subway)
CRYSTAL RIVER, FLORIDA - DECEMBER 19: Subway Sidekicks are seen in a Subway Restaurant on December 19, 2023 in Crystal River, Florida. (Photo by Gerardo Mora/Getty Images for Subway) /
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Subway Sidekicks: Footlong Cookie

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Subway Sidekicks Footlong Cookie /

Here’s Subway’s description of the Footlong Cookie:

The Footlong Cookie for $5, is back nationwide and better than ever after popping up in select restaurants on National Cookie Day in 2022 and 2023 – it's thick, gooey and packed with chocolate chips.

I’ll just say this up front: this was incredible. You can’t go very wrong with a warm, gooey chocolate chip cookie, and this is like that times a million. In fact, the texture is a little closer to a cookie cake, which probably explains why they give you a fork to eat this. But it was warm, the chocolate dripping but not flowing, and the rim even had a slight cookie crunch to it; versus the inside that was soft, cakey perfection.

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Subway Sidekicks Footlong Cookie /

Two warnings here, though. The first is that versus the pretzel, which is about as much food as a regular pretzel (that had been unknotted, I guess); and the churro, which is mostly air… This is a lot of food. Even if I hadn’t had tastes of the other two items, I would not have been able to finish this myself. And even with a snack-loving kid, there was about half the cookie left at the end.

That brings me to the second warning, which is that this is not as great if you wait to eat it, versus freshly heated in the shop. My wife tried it a few hours later, and thought my effusive “this will change your life” was probably a little over the top. However, throw it in the microwave for a few seconds, and you can probably get some of that delicious gooeyness back for a midnight snack.

Anyway, this is a clear winner, and a totally different experience than the soft-baked cookies, so it should be a permanent part of the menu. It may be at odds with the whole “Eat Fresh” healthy philosophy of Subway, but who cares? It’s just that good.