Sep 12, 2012

Review: Arby's - Turkey Classic

Arby's Turkey Classic is part of their new Turkey Roasters line and is basically the roast turkey version of the Roast Beef Classic.

For $2.99, you get a good amount of warm, sliced roast turkey on a toasted sesame bun. You can ask for mayo, ranch, or honey mustard to go with it.

The turkey's a step above your supermarket deli meat. It had a nice meaty texture, good moisture, but was a pretty salty. I occasionally found myself wanting more bun to balance it out. Not to say that the bun was lacking.

I've always liked Arby's standard bun, it's airier than most fast food chains and has a nice softness and flavor.

Turkey's not as fully flavored as roast beef and I feel like it needs more dressing than the Roast Beef Classic. You know, just standard sandwich stuff: lettuce, tomatoes, mayo, and the like. What would be really great was if they added gravy or cranberry sauce (or jam) to highlight the turkey-ness and not just shoehorn it into the same sandwich as roast beef.

Overall, Arby's Turkey Classic is too plain to be a good vehicle for turkey. Unlike the roast beef version, you can't just throw some Horsey Sauce on and be good to go. It needs something more.

Nutritional Info - Arby's Turkey Classic (154g)
Calories - 290 (from Fat - 45)
Fat - 5g (Saturated Fat - 1g)
Sodium - 1020mg
Carbs - 38g (Sugar - 6g)
Protein - 24g