One of my favorite places to eat for a healthier option is Jason’s Deli. I used to always order their chicken salad sandwich on wheat (it has pineapples in it- yummy!!), with Baked Lays (83 grams of carbs for the whole meal, in case you were wondering). But recently I found another dish there that I loooove.
It’s their Nutty Mixed Up Salad.
The first time I ordered it, I looked up their carbs online and almost flipped when I saw this –
50 g of carbs? There’s no way. Yes, there is fruit in it .. but no where near 50g worth. So that first time I had it, I SWAG’d the carbs to 25g and my BG was perfect afterwards. I’ve gone with 25g every time since, and always spot on with my sugars.
So my question is …. how in the world did they come up with 50g?? And is it worth it to try to contact their corporate office to tell them they are showing DOUBLE the amount of carbs for this salad? I can’t even imagine how quickly someone would crash if they bolused for 50g eating that meal.
Do you have any other foods that you’ve found that are this far off from the label? And if so, have you ever contacted the store/manufacturer to let them know how important it is to be accurate?
**Update: I did send up sending an email to Jason’s Deli, and they responded within a couple of hours – very impressive! The response I received was:
“Thank you for your recent concern regarding the carb count for our Nutty Mixed Up Salad. We always appreciate hearing from our customers. Upon reviewing the information provided from the lab we use to analyze our menu items, it appears that 25g of carbohydrates come from the cranberry walnut mix and about 15-20g come from the fruit. The rest of the carbs represent the other items in the salad. I want to thank you for bringing this to our attention so that we can make sure we are providing the most accurate information possible for our guests.”
Then she gave me her direct contact information if I needed further assistance. So, bottom line is it appears for me, personally, bolusing for 25g does the trick. However, Your Diabetes May Vary.