We decided to pay a visit to Schlotzsky’s and sample one of their delicious-looking menu items. Our team chose Schlotzsky’s Italian Calzone. After tasting the calzone, we are now ready to tell you all about it.
Schlotzsky’s Italian Calzone Review
Schlotzsky’s Italian Calzone has a filling of Cotto salami, Genoa salami, pepperoni, ham, mozzarella, and shredded parmesan. This is folded in what we believe to be toasted sourdough. The calzone is accompanied by a generous portion of marinara dipping sauce.
What our crew got from Schlotzsky’s Calzone was like a monster. It really was huge, and the picture above does not begin to do its size justice. This contains a huge amount of ingredients, with around 10-12 layers of meat piled up on top of each other, so this is definitely a meat lover’s dream. Additionally, with the blend of two types of cheese in it, it made a treat for cheese fans. So many different and strong flavors going on, but they all worked together well. Nothing felt out of place or got lost in here.
The sourdough bread held together very well. It had a good crunch to it from being toasted. Also the bottom of the bread did not go soggy. This seemed a very good choice of bread type to use for a calzone of this kind.
We were glad of the marinara dipping sauce, as it prevented the calzone from tasting too dry. The whole calzone did taste really good and was very flavorful. This was extremely filling, and for our individual food rankers, one Schlotzsky’s Calzone was just about enough for two meals.
Due to the amount of salami and pepperoni, there was a huge amount of grease in Schlotzsky’s Italian Calzone. There was a puddle of grease at the bottom of the box that it came in. As we were eating the calzone, there was also grease dripping out, and down our hands. Such a large amount of grease obviously made this very messy to eat. The grease and the amount of meat and cheese that the calzone contained made this a very heavy meal on the stomach.
Possibly the calzone could be improved by including a few fresh vegetables.
The Schlotzsky’s Italian Calzone is available for $10.59 (prices may vary according to location).
Summary and Rating
The Schlotzsky’s Italian Calzone was a huge meat and cheese lovers dream. It was packed with fillings, and huge. Our main problem with this was the huge amount of grease in it. Unfortunately, because of the grease we are unlikely to buy this again.
- Large and packed with fillings
- Very flavorful
- Ingredients worked well together
- The bread was nice, and held together well
- Very greasy
- Messy to eat
- Heavy on the stomach
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