Today I am going to discuss the new Arby’s King’s Hawaiian Roast Beef and Swiss Sandwich (as seen on Supertaster Daily). This new sandwich is something truly noteworthy.
This product comes in two different varieties, the King’s Hawaiian Roast Beef & Swiss and The King’s Hawaiian Standard Roast Beef. This is a new take on the classic Arby’s Roast Beef Sandwich, experimenting with new breads, sauces, and flavors. These are similar to the standard versions, but have a third more Roast Beef per sandwich and is nestled between a pillowy, sweet, King’s Hawaiian Bun.
As for the flavor, there is definitely a familiar taste, but there’s a whole new flavor that accents the sandwich so well. The Roast Beef & Swiss sandwich is one third more roast beef, packed between a pillowy King’s Hawaiian Bun, with Swiss Cheese and Dijon Mustard on top and Dill Pickles on the bottom. All together this combination works extremely well, and I can only describe the experience as breathtaking. If I had to compare it to anything else, it would be like biting into a cloud of deliciousness. However, the Swiss and Dijon flavors do at times overpower the taste of the Roast Beef.
Now then, for nutrition.
Here are the caloric values as stated on the Arby’s Nutrition Calculator Application:
Arby’s King’s Hawaiian Roast Beef & Swiss Sandwich: 600 calories
Arby’s King’s Hawaiian Standard Roast Beef Sandwich : 550 calories
First off, if you’re health conscious I would say to spring for the standard sandwich, but honestly there isn’t all that much of a caloric difference . The Roast Beef & Swiss has such a better flavor to it, it’s almost worth the extra fifty calories that it offers. If you’re trying to cut as many calories as possible, then I would say go with the King’s Hawaiian Standard Sandwich or would even go as far to say that you should probably just settle for a Regular Roast Beef Sandwich. The Regular Roast Beef is only 360 calories, a significant down step from any of the King’s Hawaiian varieties.
If you want to take eating healthy to the next level, I would try and see if you can replace the Roast Beef with Turkey. I’m sure it’s well within the realm of possibility and even though it may cost a little more you’re definitely going to cut calories by switching to white meat. The Dijon Mustard sauce itself isn’t that many calories, so removing that from the sandwich won’t make that much of a difference, the same goes for the pickles.
So, you’re probably going to want to avoid this type of sandwich if you truly are attempting to score under 500 calories per meal. It’s possible to change the formula to make it work, but it’s not going to leave you a lot of wiggle room. While this menu item is delicious, if you are truly seeking something leaner Arby’s has plenty of other alternatives that you can look for. As stated earlier, the turkey would probably be the best way to go. You’re probably going to want to avoid cheese on your sandwich and for a side item I would look for the apple slices. When it comes to drinks, unsweetened iced tea with sweetener would be a great compliment to the tastes at the Arby’s disposal.
Overall, despite being exquisitely delicious, the Arby’s King’s Hawaiian Roast Beef & Swiss Sandwich is probably not the best choice for someone choosing to cut calories. There are plenty of other delicious menu items at Arby’s to choose from, and I recommend each one. It’s just up to you to decide your priorities. If cutting calories isn’t of concern, then I would highly recommend this sandwich.
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