Arby’s Chicken Salad Taste-Off & Giveaway

I was recently invited to do a taste off with Arbys chicken salad and Subways chicken salad.  I wasa  little nervous about this to be honest because I generally tend to shy away from Chicken Salad from “fast food” type places.

I had the Subway one and really did not like the taste of it.  It seemed like it was all one taste and there was not really a whole lot of flavors and I am not a huge fan of cranberries and that was an overwhelming flavor in the sub.  It did not look very appealing to the eye and I am such a picky eater if something looks like it was already eaten there is a good chance I am not going to be interested haha.  There was no color at all, even the cranberries were so covered in mayo they appeared white rather then red.  Lee did not mind it and said he would eat it again but I can honestly say I will not be buying another one of those again it is just not for me.  The picture in the ad is misleading which I guess happens but I somehow expected more, my lettuce was not as vibrant and the rest of my sandwich was all one color, I did not get tomatoes because I don’t like them.  The Orchard Chicken Salad sub is the $5 foot long for the month of May.

Arby’s has always been a favorite for me but when I think of Arby’s I think of beef and cheddar sandwiches and baked potatoes or curly fries.  I had never really thought of trying one of their sandwiches but because of this challenge I am pretty sure I will be trying it again and again.  At first I will admit the thought of pecans, apples and red grapes in my chicken sandwich was a little off putting but because I took the challenge I made myself try it.  I really loved it.  The tastes were all there and not all mushed together like subway, the pieces of chicken were nice and big so I could actually taste/feel the chicken in my mouth, the pecans were crunchy and even the lettuce had a nice crunch.  The whole wrap tasted fresh because it is made fresh daily.  I did go with the wrap rather then the sandwich but that is only because I am not a fan of bread and so this was the best route for me as I love wraps and feel they are easier to eat on the go but I have taken time to read other reviews and the honey wheat bread appears to be quite tasty too, I will get Lee to taste it and let you all know at a later date what he thought, or even better yet keep reading because one of my lucky readers is going to get a chance to win an Arbys gift card to try themselves so perhaps we can get an outside opinion as well.  The Arbys Market Fresh Chicken Salad sandwich is $4.79.

In the end taste, appeal, looks, price and flavor all went to Arbys for me and while I do love subway for a ham sub I don’t foresee me trying the chicken salad again I will leave that taste bud pleaser to Arby’s

For a limited time you can go to the Arbys facebook fanpage and get a Free Market Fresh Chicken Salad sandwich with a purchase of a 22 oz. drink.  Go print yours off quick before time runs out as the offer is only good until May 17th.  After you have tried your sandwich please go back and place your vote.

Arby’s will be donating $1 to Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry® Campaign for every Chicken Salad Taste-Off vote on their Facebook page.

Our beef is 90% lean and slow-roasted fresh every day to juicy, tender perfection – it’s a taste you can feel good about. And, as always, you’ll still be able to count on our classic Jamocha shake, curly fries and Market Fresh sandwiches to deliver flavor satisfaction you know and love. 50 years ago, Arby’s changed the perception of what people could expect from a fast food restaurant. Today, we’re out to change it again, serving higher quality meats and a wider variety of exciting tastes that will keep you coming back for more.

This positioning translates into the consumer idea & benefit of “Arby’s It’s Good Mood Food™” which is our new campaign that launched in late Feb. 2011.

Good Food In, Good Mood Out – that’s Arby’s Philosophy.  Which is why every morning in every store we slow roast our beef for three hours.

We think Beef just tastes better that way. Juicier.  More Flavorful. Never Greasy.

And from Curly Fries to Jamocha Shakes we make sure everything else we make lives up to our strict good mood standards.

Arby’s is going to give one of my readers three (3) $5 gift cards to try the Chicken Salad Sandwich yourself.

Tell me what your favorite menu item from Arby’s is.

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This giveaway is open US Only.
Ends May 27, 2011 @ 11:59 PM EST
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Thank you to Arby’s for this awesome giveaway.

Thanks to my relationship with Mom Spark Media I did receive samples of the two sandwiches to facilitate this review, no other compensation was provided and all thoughts/opinions expressed are those of my own and in no way influenced by any outside sources.


  1. Judy B. says:

    I have always liked their Corned Beef Reuben the best.

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  7. I love their curly fries!

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  12. Lynn says:

    The Regular roast beef sandwich has been and always will be THE BEST!

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    I like the Bacon Cheddar Roastburger.

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  22. Milly B says:

    Arby’s has some of the best chicken fingers! And of course, I love the curly fries. 🙂

  23. My favorite thngs to get at Arbys is the regular roast beef, curly fries, potatoe cakes, and the vanilla value shake. I also nlike the $5.01 french dip combo

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    i like the Beef ‘n Cheddar

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  31. Heather S says:

    chicken breast sandwich w/Arbys sauce

  32. I like the beef and cheddar oh and curly fries!

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    I like the beef and cheddar sandwich.

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  42. Denise B. says:

    My favorite is the “Ultimate Angus”

  43. Denise B. says:

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  45. Josefine says:

    I like their curly fries.

  46. Lynda E. says:

    I love the Farmhouse Chopped Salad. Eating the salad is how I rationalize getting a Jamocha Shake!

  47. Kathleen says:

    My favorite menu item is their fries!

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