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Sep 9, 2013

Review: Arby's - Onion Mighty Minis

Arby's Onion Mighty Minis are new to their Snack 'N Save value menu and feature housemade crispy onions, au jus spread, and their signature thin-sliced roast beef on connected slider buns.

I picked up a pair for $2.69 (there's also a plain version with just roast beef on the slider buns for the same price).

Mighty Minis were offered earlier this year in select participating markets and it looks like they did well enough to be offered nationally.

The buns are dusted with flour and are probably the same size as a typical French roll at the supermarket if you count them together. They have a soft dinner-roll feel to them and are fairly dense. I thought they paired rather well with the other ingredients and cut against the saltiness of the roast beef.

The star of the show were the crispy onion strings, which were similar to French's but fresh. There's a pronounced, seasoned, caramelized onion flavor to them that you don't quite get with onion rings. Along with the au jus sauce, they really set off the roast beef.

The au jus sauce was subtle but adds an extra savory beefiness that gave the roast beef some extra 'oomph.'

The roast beef was sliced razor thin and tender but lacking texture, which is pretty par for the course for Arby's. It didn't feel as salty as usual, which led me to enjoy it more than usual.

Overall, I'm pretty glad I tried Arby's new Onion Mighty Minis. The flavorful, crispy onions and extra beefiness of the au jus really made eating them enjoyable.

Nutritional Info - Arby's Onion Mighty Minis (184g)
Calories - 550 (from Fat - 270)
Fat - 30g (Saturated Fat - 7g)
Sodium - 1260mg
Carbs - 47g (Sugar - 6g)
Protein - 23g

10 comments:

  1. I like these a lot. The dinner roll style bun is a nice alternative to Arby's regular sesame (or onion) buns, and the au jus gravy is very tasty. Everything goes well together.

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  2. They look great. Going to pick these up later tonight.

    BTW I'm I the only one that's sad that the King's Hawaiian sandwich is gone?

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  3. We need another reviewer who isn't quite so obsessed with salt and writes about it every single time.

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  4. No one's forcing you to read this page, you know.

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  5. These little sliders are so tasty. The thick au jus spread is so savory and really does take the sandwich to a whole new level. I'm already a huge fan of Arby's thin-sliced roast beef to begin with, but this was phenomenal! I was disappointed that I didn't live in a test market earlier in the year, but was excited when these were rolled out nationally.


    Are these supposed to be a permanent addition to their new value menu, or just a limited time offering?

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  6. A lot of fast food is either super salty, or woefully under seasoned so I think that mentioning the "saltiness" of a meal that contains 1260mg of sodium is perfectly reasonable.

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  7. :( Unfortunately, these are unavailable at my local Arbys. Apparently, these sliders are not a required item for all franchisees on a nationwide basis. And they looked so darn good....

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  8. You do realize that nearly any one item at Arby's has more salt than one should have in a whole day? Mentioning the saltiness is appropriate.

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  9. The best hot bologna and mayo sandwich I've had in awhile. I was looking forward to these, but that's what it tasted like. The onions have zero taste, and the sauce/spread tastes very similar to mayonnaise, even if it is brown. The roast beef has the consistency of Oscar Mayer bologna. So, if you want a great bologney sandwich, you can't go wrong with an Arby's Mighty Mini.

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  10. I loved these and so did my hubby and mother too. The sauce i wouldn't consider au jus - as more of a sauce, kinda mushroom/mustard gravy almost. YUMMY great mix of flavors and the flour dusted bun is meant to be a "potato roll" in these parts anyway. :) Thumbs up Arby's!!

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