Nov 17, 2015

Review: Arby's - A.1. Special Reserve Steak Sandwich

Arby's A.1. Special Reserve Steak Sandwich features thin-sliced Angus steak, a slice of natural cheddar cheese, A.1. Special Reserve sauce, and a crispy onion ring on a star cut bun.

I bought one for $5.69.

The steak was beefy and juicy. It came in a thicker cut than Arby's regular roast beef, which made for a meatier (and more satisfying) texture.

The sauce is specially made for Arby's and has more black pepper to it than original A.1. sauce. Other than that, it's really tangy. Too tangy, really. It covered up the taste of the cheddar cheese and overwhelmed the beef.

It was only the lone onion ring that manage to break through the tanginess. There might be only one but it was a large one and cut really thick to boot. The panko crust does a good job of keeping crispy as well.

The bun offered a nice, dense softness.

Overall, while the quality of the ingredients of Arby's A.1. Special Reserve Steak Sandwich were spot on, the A.1. sauce was just too tangy for me. I would have liked it a lot better with a more mild savory sauce (or even no sauce at all). Or, maybe just a few drops of the A.1. Special Reserve since it is the key ingredient.

Nutritional Info - Arby's A.1. Special Reserve Steak Sandwich (227g)
Calories - 470 (from Fat - 140)
Fat - 16g (Saturated Fat - 7g)
Sodium - 1660mg
Carbs - 51g (Sugar - 9g)
Protein - 32g

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