Review: Mighty Minis Onion from Arby’s
Arby’s recently released a Snack ‘n Save menu with 13 items ranging from a dollar to $2.99. Since I noticed Mighty Minis were on this new value menu and until now I haven’t been able to find them in their limited location first run, I figured I’d be in luck on my next visit. Luckily, the limited availability no longer applies to my friendly neighborhood Arby’s as I was able to grab a pair of the onion version of Mighty Mini’s… Mighty Minis Onion.
Arby’s describes their Mighy Minis Onion like this:
Freshly sliced roast beef piled high on soft twin-pack slider bun topped with housemade crispy onions and rich au jus spread. Still a mini price, but available with an even mightier taste
No surprise… I like sandwiches. I’m one of those people that is convinced they taste better diagonally sliced into four smaller triangles. The kid in me just prefers when a sandwich is made in mini form. With Mighty Minis, my love of sliders attracted me to make this a standout buy before even sampling the product.
Priced at $2.69, the Mighty Minis fall in the right price range I’m looking for with a quick fast food grab. It’s hard to go wrong when you’re priced at under 3 bucks because I prefer to “a la carte” my drive-thru runs rather than going for the 7 dollar combo meals. You get two Minis and together they equal a size that is a little heftier than the standard Roast Beef Classic. The packaging was also done right so there’s another check mark for the positive. It’s a nice, sturdy well put-together packaging and that’s a big plus for grubbing on the go.
So now to taste and texture… there are some hits and misses. FIrst off I really liked the bread… really soft and no excess dried out parts. The twin-pack buns are stuck together so you’ll have to do the pull-apart a la BK Burger Shots and BK Breakfast Shots. The separating of the Minis wasn’t an issue and there was a decent balance of ingredients after the procedure. The roast beef is slightly salty with an adequate amount of moisture, but it’s your standard Arby’s fare and I’ve never been overly impressed by it. The housemade crispy onions were a little lost unfortunately and I would’ve preferred more… like a lot more. If you’re after the onion taste, it would’ve been nice to see mini onion buns. The flavors I got from these Mighty Minis were more dominated by the au jus spread than anything else. The sauce made my crispy onions a little on the soggy side and I just didn’t love the flavor. The au jus spread seemed to make the Minis overly beefy, when I was hoping the impact of the onion flavors would be highlighted. Nothing about the promo pictures really give you any hint that au jus is front and center. A different sauce here would’ve improved my experience entirely.
In the end, Mighty Minis Onion are a fair fast food value with adequate packaging for a quick on-the-go bite. The roast beef is a far cry from Roy Rogers, but it’s decent. The buns are just about perfect and I’m a big fan of crispy onions. The downfall with Mighty Minis Onion for me is with the au jus spread. I felt the au jus spread did more to detract from the onions and just beef up the roast beef. Mighty Minis Onion fall into the realm of mediocre with a flavor that wasn’t necessary considering the rest of the ingredients.
Pros: Great buns. Under the 3 dollar mark. Packaging. Arby's didn't skimp on the roast beef... piled on generously.
Cons: Dominated by au jus spread flavor which makes for an overly beefy flavor and detracts from the crispy onions. No cheese.
Grubbing on-the-go: 7.75/10
Overall GrubGrade: 5.75/10
More Info: http://www.arbys.com
Calories - 550
Total Fat - 30 grams
Saturated Fat - 7 grams
Cholesterol - 55 milligrams
Sodium - 1260 milligrams
Carbs - 47 grams
Dietary Fiber - 2 grams
Sugars - 6 grams
Protein - 23 grams