This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Arby's. All opinions are 100% mine.
Not long ago, some of my online friends were talking about King's Hawaiian buns and how great they are. Even people who bake a lot of bread were saying that they buy King's Hawaiian. So I went looking for them. And couldn't find them.
And then I was offered an opportunity to write about the new Arby’s KING’S HAWAIIAN roast beef sandwich.
Woah. It's like the universe heard me, right?
Of course I wanted to write about #RoastBeefatopia and eat some beefs on Hawaiian buns.
My assistant eater and I went to Arby's to sample the two new (limited time only) sandwiches. One was a basic beef sandwich and the other came with Swiss cheese, pickles, and a Dijon spread.
And of course there was the optional barbecue sauce or horsey sauce.
(Can I take a moment to say "YUM! Horsey Sauce"? I love horseradish, and this stuff has a good kick to it.)
Both of the sandwiches are a little larger than the standard beef sandwich, with four ounces of beef instead of the usual three ounces.
Yum. Horsey sauce.
My assistant eater (we'll call him "Bob") opted for the plain beef so he could slather alternately with the barbecue sauce and the horsey sauce.
I got the fully-dressed beef sandwich and I have to say that the addition of the pickles is genius. I love pickles, and that crunch was perfect in the sandwich.
And I might have added some horsey sauce as well. Because, um ... horsey sauce. And we split some of the house-made chips as well.
I have to say that I really liked the buns, too, since they packed a little more flavor than the standard "burger" bun that doesn't add much to a sandwich. They reminded me a little of brioche with a little sweetness and a nice soft (but not too-soft) texture. Yeah, I can see why people like 'em.
I think Arby's should keep these buns. Forever. On their menu always.
Do you want to hear about the SWEEPSTAKES?
Arby's knows that people like giveaways, so they're hosting tthe Arby’s Hawaiian Getaway Sweepstakes.
The grand prize winner will receive a round trip for two with four nights stay in Honolulu and get a a premium group lesson at one of the island’s premier surf schools, Hawaiian Fire.
The sweepstakes runs from April 29 (so it is already running) through May 26. Details here.
So, tell me, peeps, are you familiar with King's Hawaiian bread? Are you a fan? Are you happy that Arby's is using this bread in their sandwiches?