Mar 17, 2015

Review: Arby's - Rachel Sandwich

Arby's Rachel sandwich is a slight variation on their Reuben and features thin-sliced roast turkey, housemade coleslaw, Swiss cheese, and Thousand Island dressing on marble rye bread.

I bought one for $5.29.

The bread comes very lightly toasted here and feels a little bit like bread that's been sitting-to-dry; it's soft and moist enough inside though. There's not much of a rye flavor to it or much of a rye bread feel; probably because most people don't like a strong rye flavor and you need pretty fresh bread for a crusty, chewy loaf. That being said, Arby's marble rye works well as lightly sweet, soft sandwich bread.

While I've found Arby's roast turkey to be overly salty in some of their other sandwiches, between the bread, the Thousand Island and the coleslaw, it hit the right mark for me here. There was a generous amount of turkey in my sandwich and it was meaty.

The cheese provided that vague creamy taste that's indicative of most fast food cheese.

The coleslaw worked in tandem with the Thousand Island to add a sweet, slightly tangy creaminess and contributes just a bit of watery, crisp texture.

Overall, Arby's Rachel sandwich was pleasantly good. If you're looking for bold flavors, you're not going to find it here; but if you prefer lighter, mild tastes, it might be what you're looking for in a sandwich.

Nutritional Info - Arby's Turkey Rachel sandwich (322g)
Calories - 720 (from Fat - 290)
Fat - 33g (Saturated Fat - 7g)
Sodium - 1850mg
Carbs - 66g (Sugar - 11g)
Protein - 40g

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