Arby’s Turkey vs Beef Sandwiches – Surprise Result

Normally, when offered the choice of turkey vs beef in a sandwich, I would gobble the gobbler expecting lower calories. Not so fast, says, WebMD.

Arby's Roast Turkey and Ranch Sandwich

Arby’s Roast Turkey and Ranch Sandwich

Arby’s Roast Turkey Ranch & Bacon Market Fresh Sandwich tots up …”to a colossal 810 calories, 36 grams 36 g fat, 10 g saturated fat, and a shocking 2,270 mg sodium. ‘Market Fresh’ has a healthful ring, but the fat and calories put this sandwich closer to a greasy burger and fries.”

Arby's Roast Beef Sandwich

Arby’s Roast Beef Sandwich

On the other hand, Arby’s Regular Roast Beef Sandwich is “a decent choice for controlling calories. But skip the melted cheese, mayo, and the “horsey” sauce (50 calories and 5 g of fat in a tiny packet.) Arby’s sauce adds flavor with zero fat and only 15 calories. The nutrient tally before additions is 360 calories, 14 g fat, 6 g saturated fat. The high sodium content may be a deal-breaker for some at 950 mg,” Web MD says.

This is a good example of the old saw – you can’t judge a book by its cover. While turkey ‘sounds’ low calorie, the ranch and bacon explode the low-cal myth. Likewise, you need to keep it simple with the roast beast sammy, or you will kick it up several notches into the caloric stratosphere.

As in most things in life, you have to pay attention to the details or you can make a bad mistake.


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