Pork belly is the same cut of pork as bacon but while bacon turn crispy (ideally) when cooking, a thicker cut of pork belly can have a tender melt-in-your-mouth texture.
Along with thick slices of pork belly, the new sandwich includes crispy onion strings, mayo, smoked cheddar cheese, and Smoky Q sauce on a toasted star-cut bun.
For those with a more expansive appetite (and stomach), Arby's has stacked up all their current smoked meat selection in a sandwich called the "Smoke Mountain Sandwich" (a variation of their secret menu Meat Mountain). The limited-time sandwich features smoked brisket, smoked mesquite turkey breast, smoked pork belly, smoked cheddar cheese, crispy onion strings, and Smoky Q sauce on a toasted star-cut bun.
To complete the smoky trio, the chain has also brought back the Smokehouse Turkey Sandwich for a limited time. The sandwich first made an appearance in April of last year.
The pricing in my area is $5.69 for the Smokehouse Pork Belly Sandwich and $6.99 for the Smoke Mountain. They're both available for a limited time through the end of October.
Photos via Arby's.
Nutritional Info - Arby's Smokehouse Pork Belly Sandwich (248g)
Calories - 860 (from Fat - 550)
Fat - 61g (Saturated Fat - 23g)
Sodium - 1540mg
Carbs - 49g (Sugar - 13g)
Protein - 29g
Nutritional Info - Arby's Smoke Mountain Sandwich (296g)
Calories - 800 (from Fat - 410)
Fat - 46g (Saturated Fat - 18g)
Sodium - 1910mg
Carbs - 50g (Sugar - 13g)
Protein - 49g