The extremely-popular, sandwich-making, fast-food restaurant known as Arby’s now offers a bowl of Mac and Cheese. According to Arby’s new addition is a must-have cheesy dish that will leave you craving for more.
But how good is Arby’s Mac and Cheese? Read along because this is an Arby’s Mac and Cheese Review.
To do a proper review, we have decided to judge Arby’s Mac and Cheese on four things, price, ingredients, flavor, and texture.
Arby’s Mac And Cheese Review
A single Mac and Cheese bowl will cost you 3 US Dollars. The bowl is 277 grams which can be considered a serviceable size.
For just three US dollars, the amount of Mac and Cheese given by Arby’s is more than enough. Considering other fast-food chains like KFC, Chick-fil-A, Popeyes, etc. have a similar price to product ratio.
But if we’re being honest, a single bowl of Mac and Cheese is not enough if you are eating it as a full meal. If you’re buying it as a side dish with your Arby’s sandwich, then it’s a good enough portion. But if you’re buying it as a full meal, then you’ll need to at least buy two Arby’s Mac and Cheese bowls.
Even with a 6 dollars price tag, two bowls of Arby’s Mac and Cheese are still a money-saving bargain.
Arby’s Mac and Cheese is made with elbow macaroni, white cheddar, milk, and Arby’s Mac and Cheese spice mix.
Since Arby’s is a fast-food restaurant, they are using a powdered mix of cheese and milk to make their Mac and Cheese.
The powdered mix is similar to the mix that comes with a packet of instant Mac and Cheese. Fast-food restaurants never use newly grated cheese and bottled milk. Because using fresh products cost extra money, and as a result, making a 3 dollar Mac and Cheese becomes impossible.
Even though Arby’s is using powdered products and dissolving it in water. Their Mac and Cheese is still miles better than an instant Mac and Cheese.
Unlike typical instant Mac and Cheese, the Arby’s Mac and Cheese is countless times creamier. They achieve extra creaminess by adding artificial cheese flavors and sauce thickeners to their Mac and Cheese powder mix.
- Is Arby’s Mac and Cheese bland or flavorful?
Compared to other fast-food Mac and Cheese, the Arby’s Mac and Cheese has a strong white cheddar flavor.
Since a bowl of Mac and Cheese is just 3 dollars, Arby’s infuse a strong cheese flavor using powdered cheese and artificial white cheddar flavor. It’s basically a powdered roux jam-packed with intense flavors that, upon mixing with water, create a bowl of creamy, flavorful Mac and Cheese.
For the price you’re paying, the Arby’s Mac and Cheese is sufficiently flavorful. It’s not restaurant-grade, but it’s still better than most diner Mac and Cheese. You’ll never, in a hundred bowls, get a proper restaurant-grade experience from a 3 dollar Mac and Cheese bowl.
Arby’s is cutting costs by using powdered ingredients, but fortunately, they’re not sacrificing the most important component which is a fulfilling, hearty, white cheddar flavor.
- Al dente or overcooked?
A fast-food Mac and Cheese will be considered al dente if the macaroni still has a little chew. Fortunately, Arby’s Mac and Cheese has a sufficient amount of chew. But it’s not a perfectly cooked, perfectly al dente, elbow macaroni.
The macaroni is slightly overcooked but a thick cheese sauce helps give it a slight chew. A necessary improvement that ups the Arby’s Mac and Cheese by half a notch.
As a fast-food product, Arby’s Mac and Cheese provides a sufficient amount of chew. It’s not perfectly al dente but it’s still palatable. The Arby’s Mac and Cheese as a fast-food product distinguishes itself from other fast food Mac and Cheese products by having a slightly better chew.
For just 3 dollars, Arby’s is giving you a generous amount of Mac and Cheese. Their Mac and Cheese is sufficiently flavorful, has a great chew, and a thick, creamy cheese sauce that binds everything together.
Even though Arby’s is using cheap alternatives to cut costs, they’re not sacrificing the most important component, which is a fulfilling, hearty, white cheddar flavor.
So is Arby’s Mac and Cheese worth your money? For just 3 US dollars, it’s absolutely worth your money and more.