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Sep 6, 2012

Review: Arby's - Market Fresh Turkey Asiago Sandwich

Arby's Market Fresh Turkey Asiago Sandwich is a limited-time sandwich filled with thin-sliced, oven-roasted turkey, tomatoes, Asiago cheese, green leaf lettuce, thinly-sliced red onions, and savory au jus spread (a mix of mayo and au jus powder) on two slices of honey wheat bread.

The price is on the fast food high end at $4.99.

Unwrapping revealed a good-sized sandwich. The bread is extra wide compared to a standard loaf from the supermarket; it has a nice softness, but is resilient and thick enough to comfortable keep your hands clean.

Unlike a lot of fast food cheese, the Asiago in the sandwich features very prominently in each bite with a pungent aged flavor and bite that reminds me of Parmesan. If you like Asiago, you'll definitely get you fill here. Some might find it too strong though.

The turkey was plentiful, tender, moist, and not too salty. What really makes the sandwich though is the savory aus jus spread and savory is just the right word to describe it. It's actually not as salty nor tangy as mayo, but instead delivers on a strong note of beefiness that really works.

The onions, tomatoes, and lettuce were of good quality although, Arby's only includes one or two slices of lettuce. Of all the things you could skimp on, why the lettuce?! A few more leaves would balance the sandwich a bit better and would be slightly healthier to boot.

Overall, it was the little touches, namely the Asiago cheese and the aus jus spread, that made Arby's Turkey Asiago Sandwich an enjoyable eating experience and a step above the common sandwich.

Nutritional Info - Arby's Turkey Asiago Sandwich (326g)
Calories - 760 (from Fat - 300)
Fat - 34g (Saturated Fat - 8g)
Sodium - 1900mg
Carbs - 77g (Sugar - 17g)
Protein - 38g


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