“To the Max” Sandwich: Bold, Surprising

Unusual blend underwhelms

Dylan Gainsley, Arts & Culture Editor

In the Disney series “The Wizards of Waverly Place” season 1 episode 2, Max Russo makes a sandwich for a competition to have a chance for it to be the New York Mets official sandwich. Max chooses to use a mix of chicken strips, peanut butter, and mashed potatoes all on the same sandwich, and calls it the “To The Max” sandwich. Although these ingredients are almost guaranteed to produce a nasty tasting sandwich, people seemed to love it. 

This sandwich was honestly not as bad as I anticipated, because all of these ingredients seem like they would not go together. I went into my first bite expecting to immediately spit it out. However, after actually trying the sandwich it was, in fact, tolerable. 

I would not see myself ever ordering this sandwich if it was available at any restaurant, but if I had to choose between this sandwich and nothing, I would take the sandwich every time. The peanut butter was very overpowering, but after chewing and swallowing the only flavor left in my mouth was the mashed potatoes, and unfortunately the chicken flavor gets left behind. I would only recommend this sandwich if you are someone who hates eating normal food.


2 tablespoons of peanut butter

1 Package of mashed potatoes

1-2 chicken strips or 4-6 chicken nuggets. 

2 slices bread of choice


  1. Lay out pieces of bread
  2. Boil water and add instant mash potatoes
  3. Spread mashed potatoes onto bread 
  4. Place chicken over mashed potatoes
  5. Spread peanut butter on the top piece of bread
  6. Close the sandwich and enjoy!