# Underinflated Blimpie! "Double-Meat" Sub Fails Gut Check Weigh-in! [Updated 2x with Response from Blimpie]

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According to Blimpie's own argument, the double-portion sandwich should contain "twice the protein from meat because it's double the meat" -- in other words, 10 ounces of meat.

As you can see, the 6-inch, double-meat sandwich weighs 12 ounces, which means that the non-meat portion of the sandwich would have to weigh only 2 ounces for this to contain double the meat of the regular sandwich. However, the non-meat portion of the regular sandwich weighs 5.3 ounces, and aside from the meat, the two sandwiches are more or less identical (bread, cheese, tomato, lettuce).

Weighing the meat by itself, we find that it totals 6.9 ounces, or 1.38 times as much meat as on the regular sandwich.

Now, granted, this is a comparison between two sandwiches from one Blimpie location -- hardly the stuff of scientific proof. However, the difference between 6.9 ounces of meat and the expected 10 ounces of meat is significant.

I have a call in to the spokesperson for Kalaha Corp., the parent company of Blimpie. I'll update this with the company's comment as soon as I have it.

Update: (Friday, 2.26, 3:40 p.m.) The nutritional information provided on the Blimpie website (link PDF) supports our findings that the Super Stacked sandwich by design does not provide double the meat of the regular version.

http://www.blimpie.com/assets/pdf/BLMP_Nutritional_Info_020410.pdf
According to Blimpie's own data, a regular 6-inch Blimpie's Best sandwich should weigh 296 grams, or 10.44 ounces. Our regular sandwich weighed 10.3 ounces. a 6-inch Super Stacked Blimpie's Best sandwich should weigh 364 grams, or 12.84 ounces. Ours weighed 12 ounces.

Again, if you take Blimpie's statement at face value, there is no way that the same sandwich with twice as much meat could weigh only 2.4 ounces more.

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