Review: Arby’s Angus Cool Deli Sandwich and $20 Gift Card Giveaway Sam July 19, 2011 Reviews, Sandwiches 28 Comments Summer is in full swing, and fast food chains all over the country are rolling out their “special” seasonal menu items. The Angus Cool Deli Sandwich, which also comes in a whole grain wrap, is Arby’s contribution to the smorgasbord. Keep reading, there may be a $20 Arby’s gift card in it for you… This is what the sandwich looked like in the press release: …and this is what it looked like in real life: Not too different – so far, so good. Although I do feel a little threatened by that hunk of roast beef lurking in the background of the top picture. Back off, buddy. Anyway, this is how Arby’s describes their sandwich: Inspired by classic sandwich shop subs, the Angus Cool Deli sandwich is lean Angus Beef served cool. Topped with crisp lettuce, tomato, red onion, Swiss cheese, mayonnaise, dressed in vinaigrette and popping with banana peppers and pickles. Indeed, eating the classic sub-shaped bread/meat/vegetable combo felt virtually identical to eating at Subway. The bun was nicely toasted and provided a nice wheatey nest within which the roast beef could expel its flavor. The roast beef was smoky and rich – a little better quality than your typical Arby’s roast beef, or your average Subway roast beef for that matter. The meat was a little dry, but the mayo offset that nicely. The lettuce, tomato and onion were of the typical fast food caliber – weak and relatively tasteless, but not unpleasant. As far as vegetables go, pickles and banana peppers were the real winners. The combination of bright banana peppers and savory roast beef is truly one of the holiest deli sandwich pairings out there, and I’m glad Arby’s can recognize this. So sad for the swiss cheese – the Angus Cool Deli Sandwich added yet another chapter to a lifetime of irrelevancy for this bland caseus formatus. The strength of the roast beef and banana peppers all but overpowered it. And I kept wishing it were melted, then had to keep reminding myself this was a cool deli sandwich. But seriously, it would be so much better if it were melted. As far as price goes, at $4.99, it’s a little cheaper than Subway, but the sandwich is a little smaller, too. Overall, I would say the roast beef, the bread and the banana peppers render this sandwich a success. But you might as well go to Subway and get to choose your own toppings. For a chance to win a $20 Arby’s gift card, leave a comment letting us know an item on Arby’s menu you love, like or absolutely despise and why. We’ll pick one of the comments at random to win! Update: A winner of the gift card has been chosen. Congrats to Jenny Loveridge! The following two tabs change content below.BioLatest Posts Sam My name is Sam and all I care about is food. Latest posts by Sam (see all) Quick Bite: French Toast Crunch - March 8, 2014 Eating Styles: Would You Eat Horse Meat? - November 18, 2013 Deep Fried Everything Ep 153 - November 14, 2013 28 Responses Jay July 19th, 2011 My favorite item on the menu is the seasoned curly fries. Reply Amber F July 19th, 2011 I could definitely spend $20 on curly fries and jamocha shakes! Reply lauri July 19th, 2011 Regular Arby’s, no horsie sauce and a jamocha shake. Reply Ashley July 19th, 2011 The best thing at arby’s is the roast beef. I could eat it everyday! Reply Michelle July 19th, 2011 I love their French Dip and Swiss sub, pretty good for fast food. Reply David July 19th, 2011 Jamoca shakes are pretty bomb!!! As are the curly fries. GImme some Arby’s love!!!! Reply Kaylin July 19th, 2011 A regular Arby’s roast beef sandwich with plenty of Arby’s sauce. But the jamocha shakes are definitely a close second! Reply Smokin' July 19th, 2011 Love the Arby’s sauce. They should bottle it and sell it. Reply Shannon July 19th, 2011 My favorites at Arby’s are the curly fries and roast chicken sandwiches. Reply Natalie July 19th, 2011 I could live on Arby’s curly fries and diet coke! Reply Jonathan July 19th, 2011 Curly fries and gobs of horsey sauce Reply Bennett July 19th, 2011 Philly cheese sub and a Jamocha shake. Love it! Reply James Poteet July 19th, 2011 Love just the regular roast beef sandwich. Can’t stand a Jamocha shake. Reply Julie L July 19th, 2011 My favorite is the curly fries thanks Reply Lis July 19th, 2011 Curly fries, french dip, and a shake. Woo. =) Reply Jenn K. July 19th, 2011 I love the Arby’s Melt. Roast Beef and melted cheddar cheese are meant to be together! Reply Kait July 19th, 2011 I love arby’s curly fries! Reply Bran July 20th, 2011 Roasted chicken – Bacon, bird, and honey mustard can’t be beat Reply Marisa July 20th, 2011 Curly fries dipped in Arby Sauce Reply Julien July 21st, 2011 I could survive on Jamocha shakes. Well, maybe I use a loose interpretation of survival. Reply harleytexas July 21st, 2011 The roast beef sandwich with curly fries….soooo good! Reply Jenny Loveridge July 21st, 2011 I love their horsey sauce, so it doesn’t matter what I order – I slather it in the horseradish goodness! Reply Adam July 22nd, 2011 Man, I love the Jr. Ham and Cheddar melt. That cheese sauce is so good in such a cheap and artificial way, words fail to convene my excitment – not to mention the image of my ooey-gooey yellow face – when I eat it. Would love to win this coupon ! Reply SL July 24th, 2011 love the curly fries – crispy and well-seasoned! Reply Carly July 26th, 2011 Nothing beats there Curly Fries in ketchup! I mean, where else do you get fries shaped like this? Reply Casie Gebhart July 29th, 2011 My favorite menu item has always been the Beef n’ Cheddar! It’s a classic. If I’m ordering one of these, I can skip the fries! Reply Roxanne Sterr August 4th, 2011 I just tried the Angus cool deli sandwich today and it was great. Curly fries are always a treat! Just means running an extra mile and a half to get rid of the guilt. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Current ye@r * Leave this field empty Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.