May 20, 2015

Darius' Take on Arby's Smokehouse Turkey Sandwich

Arby’s Smokehouse Turkey sandwich features smoked turkey breast topped with smoked cheddar cheese, crispy onion straws, and white BBQ sauce all on an artisan style, star-cut bun.

I got a small combo for $8.49 but the sandwich alone was $5.59.

With so much emphasis put on the smokiness of the sandwich, I have to say I was ultimately underwhelmed by it. Arby’s claims the turkey was smoked for 8 hours in Texas but I couldn’t tell. However, that could be because they put so little turkey on my sandwich (Ed. note - There was plenty of turkey on mine). At almost 10 bucks after tax on the combo, I should have ideally been stuffed. I will say it was incredibly tender, so I suppose they have that leg to stand on with their smoking claims.

When I saw my sandwich I got excited when I saw a thick slice of melted cheese on it, but it didn’t wow me either. I didn’t get a smoky flavor out of it or any other flavor for that matter.

The white bbq sauce, which I understand is mayo based, was creamy and a bit zesty. I liked it more than I expected I would. The crispy onion straws added a nice crunch consistently to the sandwich. The bun was soft but consistent. Again though, it didn’t really have much weight to hold up.

Overall, I didn’t think Arby’s Smokehouse Turkey delivered enough bang for the buck. The ingredients tasted pretty good together but I was underwhelmed by the turkey and cheese, which are supposed to be the main draws of the sandwich.

Nutritional Info - Arby’s Smokehouse Turkey (217g)
Calories - 560 (from Fat - 250)
Fat - 28g (Saturated Fat - 10g)
Sodium - 1430mg
Carbs - 44g (Sugars - 6g)
Protein - 36g

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