August 14, 2007
Subway restaurants doesn’t list MSG on their allergen chart, but they do list sulfites (S) and hydrolyzed yeast/protein (HP). So here’s the list of what NOT to eat at Subway:
- Roast chicken breast (HP)
- Seafood sensation sandwich (HP)
- Sweet onion chicken teriyaki (HP)
- Tuna – but only in Minnesota and Florida (HP)
- Steak & Cheese (HP)
- Honey oat bread (S)
- Parmesan Oregano bread (HP)
- Wheat bread (S)
- wraps (S)
- Chicken breast patty (HP)
- Teriyaki glazed chicken strips (HP, S)
So overall, not a bad choice if you’re having lunch out.
August 13, 2007
The really nice thing about Pizza Hut is, they list MSG on their allergen/sensitivity list. And they list both products with MSG and products prepared in shared equipment with MSG products. Here’s what’s NOT safe to eat from pizza hut:
- Ham and Cheese sandwich
- Supreme sandwich
- Chicken munchers
- Salad dressing
The following list is prepared on shared equipment – so if you’re especially sensitive, you may react to these items:
- White pizza sauce
- Meat pizza toppings
- All the PastaBakes products
- Crushed red pepper
From the Executive Chef, in response to my query to the Ram Brewery (Great food, by the way, and excellent beer):
Currently we are working to eliminate MSG where ever we can within our
products. Our products are numerous and we have quite a large line. All
of our proteins such as steaks, chicken and salmon do not contain MSG.
Our chowder does not have it.
As always, it’s best to check with the individual restaurant before you order – even within one chain, some restaurants will have a slightly different menu than others.
Just to save time, I’m only going to list the items from KFC that ARE safe to eat:
- Dipping wings without sauce
- KFC Snackers – fish or cheese flavors
- Caesar side salad without dressing or croutons – yummy, huh?
- Hidden Valley Golden Italian light dressing
- Creamy Parmesan Caesar Dressing
- Parmesan Garlic Croutons – no clue why both the croutons and the dressing are safe on their own, but not when combined with the Caesar salad.
- KFC Famous Bowls – Rice with Gravy
- They claim all their dipping sauces and mayonnaises are MSG free.
- Sandwich fixings are all ok
- Baked Beans
- Cole Slaw
- Corn on the cob
- Macaroni & Cheese
- Mashed potatoes
- Potato Salad
- They claim Baked Cheetos are safe, but a quick check of the ingredients list shows MSG. Don’t eat the Cheetos.
- All their desserts are safe to eat.
I’d like to applaud Culver’s restaurants on two points: First, they actually provide MSG information on their allergens list (and make that list publicly available on their website). Second, not a single item on their menu is listed as containing MSG.
Culver’s is MSG Free and safe to eat at.