Fast Food Review: Roast Ham and Swiss Market Fresh Sandwich from Arby’s
My favorite meal at Arby’s was the Pecan Chicken Salad Market Fresh Sandwich along with a Jamocha shake. As we previously reported, that sandwich is no longer available. I had a choice to make, do I go with their typical Roast Beef, try one of their new Roastburgers, or get a different Market Fresh sandwich? I decided to stay in the Market Fresh Family since the sandwiches have never let me down. This time, I chose the Roast Ham & Swiss Market Fresh Sandwich.
It appears that along with the Pecan Chicken Salad Sandwich, this sandwich has limited availability at participating locations. I guess I got lucky the day I stopped in. Their Roast Turkey Ranch & Bacon Sandwich is pretty good, but I wanted something a little different.
I’ve always been amazed at the size of the Market Fresh Sandwiches. It’s a filling meal that almost fits the $4.89 price tag. The condiments are always fresh and the sandwiches are loaded with meat. The Roast Ham & Swiss Market Fresh Sandwich is described by Arby’s as:
Oven roasted ham, sliced and piled high on thick cut honey wheat bread with crisp fresh leaf lettuce, swiss cheese, ripe tomato and red onions. Topped with mayonnaise and spicy honey mustard.
This is a pretty accurate description. The bread is definitely thick on these sandwiches. The ingredients are piled high enough that they don’t get lost in between the slices of bread. This bread is one of tastier wheat breads I’ve had. The honey flavor gives it a nice sweetness. It’s usually soft and fresh, although the crust can be a little hard at times. The oven roasted ham has a great flavor, and the swiss cheese is a thick slice of your typical swiss cheese. There are two slices of tomato, one on each half of the sandwich, that are fresh and the leaf lettuce is crisp. The onion has quite a bite to it, as did the spicy honey mustard that was spread on one slice of the sandwich. The other slice was spread with mayonnaise. I don’t really care for a lot of heat, so in my opinion, the spicy honey mustard took points away from this sandwich.
This is definitely a filling sandwich, as with most of the market fresh sandwiches. I don’t order any sides along with them, as they really aren’t needed (unless you have a monstrous appetite). According to Arby’s nutrition information, this sandwich is the second healthiest of all of the Market Fresh Sandwiches with 691 calories and 30 grams of fat! As I said before, the Market Fresh Sandwiches from Arby’s have never let me down. On the other hand, Arby’s has let me down in some areas lately; most notably by taking away the Pecan Chicken Salad Market Fresh Sandwich. The Roast Ham and Swiss is a nice addition to the “Market Fresh” line that isn’t quite a home run but definitely worthy of trying.
Pros: Fresh and loaded with a nice balance of ingredients. A filling sandwich full of flavor.
Cons: Don't care for the spicy honey mustard. Only available in limited locations.
Grubbing on-the-go: 6.50/10
Overall GrubGrade: 7.50/10
More Info: Arbys.com
Calories – 691
Totat Fat – 30 grams
Saturated Fat – 8 grams
Cholesterol – 60 milligrams
Sodium – 1952 milligrams
Carbs – 73 grams
Sugar – 18 grams
Dietary Fiber – 4 grams
Protein – 33 g