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Arby’s Mint Shake (minus Andes Mints) is soy free

This was a pleasant surprise. We figured there was no way the kids could have the Mint Chocolate Swirl Shake at Arby’s, minus the Andes mints.

For those of you interested in the components: it’s made from their Vanilla Shake base, mint syrup (shipped in special for this promotion), the chocolate frosting from the chocolate turnovers, whipped cream, and of course Andes mints.

Mint Chocolate Swirl Shake: Vanilla Shake Mix (whole milk, sugar, high fructose corn syrup, nonfat milk, grade A sweet whey, cream, natural & artificial vanilla flavor, mono and diglycerides, cellulose gum, guar gum, carrageenan, dipotassium phosphate, sodium citrate, sodium chloride, sodium carbonate, annatto, caramel color), Mint Chocolate Syrup (high fructose corn syrup, water, corn syrup, natural and artificial flavors, citric acid, potassium sorbate and sodium benzoate [preservatives], polysorbate 80, vanilla extract, yellow 5, blue 1), Andes® Mints (sugar, partially hydrogentated vegetable oils [palm kernel & palm], cocoa [processed with alkali], nonfat milk, lactose, milk protein concentrate, soy lecithin [emulsifier], natural and artificial flavors, peppermint oil, yellow 5, blue 1), Chocolate Swirl (sugar, water, sweetened condensed skim milk [skim milk, sugar], palm oil, high fructose corn syrup, nonfat dry milk, cocoa [processed with alkali], corn syrup, natural and artificial flavor, salt, disodium phosphate, artificial flavor [vanillin], potassium sorbate [preservative]), Whipped Cream (grade A cream, sucrose, corn syrup, nonfat milk solids, monoglycerides, natural & artificial flavors, salt, nitrous oxide gas). CONTAINS: MILK, SOY.

One of the best things about Arby’s is that their ingredient lists are thorough and updated regularly. One of the worst things about Arby’s is that their ingredient lists are thorough and updated regularly, but the old ones are never removed. I swear I can stumble across Arby’s ingredient PDFs from the turn of the century, but have the worst time finding the most current ingredient list. Here’s the most current Arby’s Ingredients – March, 2016, as of this writing. We actually had to piece together the soy-free status of the Mint Chocolate Swirl Shake with the helpful employees at our local Arby’s — Had I been able to locate this on my phone, we could have saved them the effort.




I'm trying to track allergen information for every restaurant that we eat at. With my son's soy allergy, each time we eat at a restaurant, it can take up to 30 minutes to figure out what he can eat. Especially since most restaurants don't accurately represent their usage of soy.

We're tracking what soy free (including soybean oil free) foods our son can eat at all restaurants we go to. If you've got a soy allergy in your family and have any information you can share, please contact us.

Arby’s Updates

Arby’s doesn’t seem to carry the Kraft Macaroni and Cheese any more.

Found a newer ingredient list from December 2014:

http://cds.arbys.com/pdfs/nutrition/USMenuItems_Ingrdnts_DEC.PDF

Interestingly enough, somewhere along the line, Arby’s started frying in corn oil. The potato cakes and onion rings are the only soy free items that they fry in the corn oil. These all contain some form of soy: crispy chicken, curly fries, fish filet, french toast sticks, Jalapeño Bites,  Jalapeño hushpuppies, and Mozzarella sticks.

Most of Arby’s sauces contain soy (most likely soybean oil). The only soy-free sauces are: Bronco Berry Sauce®,Cheddar Cheese Sauce, Ketchup, and Tangy Barbeque Sauce (not to be confused with Arby’s Sauce®)

Most cheeses seem to be okay, except for the pepperjack cheese and Swiss Cheese (Processed Slice) not to be confused with Swiss Cheese (Natural Slice), which is fine.

All of Arby’s bread contains soy but they do (?now?) have a Hearty Grain Wrap that is soy free.

I’ve gone through the entire ingredient list and these items have no Soy in them:

Breakfast Bacon
Bronco Berry Sauce®
CapriSun® Fruit Juice
Cheddar Cheese Sauce
Cheddar Cheese (Sharp Slice)
Cheddar Cheese (Shredded)
Chocolate Shake
Corned Beef
GoGo squeeZ Applesauce
Hearty Grain Wrap
Jamocha Shake
Ketchup
Nestle® Pure Life® Bottled Water
Orange Juice
Pepper Bacon
Peppers & Onions
Potato Cakes – Cooked in Corn Oil (same oil as items that contain Soy).
Roast Beef
Roast Ham
Roast Turkey
Sauerkraut
Sausage Patty
Seasoning Blend
Shamrock Farms® Lowfat Chocolate Milk
Shamrock Farms® Lowfat White Milk
Smoked Brisket
Smoked Gouda Cheese
Steakhouse Onion Rings – Cooked in Corn Oil (same oil as items that contain Soy) — not to be confused with Crispy Onions which has soybean oil.
Swiss Cheese (Natural Slice) — not to be confused with Swiss Cheese (Processed Slice) which has soy lecithin.
Tangy Barbeque Sauce — not to be confused with Arby’s Sauce® which has soybean oil.
Vanilla Shake
Vermont White Cheddar (Sharp Slice)

That’s every individual ingredient on Arby’s list that doesn’t contain soy. I didn’t bother listing the carbonated beverages. As usual all of them are soy free, except for the Mountain Dew that has Brominated Vegetable Oil, which we assume to be soybean oil.

We certainly have some mix and match potential and the kids will be ecstatic to be able to have the potato cakes and onion rings — I don’t think they’ve ever had either of those ever before.

With the hearty grain wrap, we could conceivably not have to bring our own bread to Arby’s, but I think we’ll still carry some, just in case.




I'm trying to track allergen information for every restaurant that we eat at. With my son's soy allergy, each time we eat at a restaurant, it can take up to 30 minutes to figure out what he can eat. Especially since most restaurants don't accurately represent their usage of soy.

We're tracking what soy free (including soybean oil free) foods our son can eat at all restaurants we go to. If you've got a soy allergy in your family and have any information you can share, please contact us.

Arby’s

We get the Roast beef or ham with our own bread.
Swiss Cheese or amazingly the Cheese Sauce is soy free.

We got the apples but found out that the yogurt dipping sauce that comes with the apples contains soy.

And of course the not healthy, but soy free kraft macaroni and cheese.

http://www.arbys.com/food/ingredient-allergens.pdf (dated july 2013)




I'm trying to track allergen information for every restaurant that we eat at. With my son's soy allergy, each time we eat at a restaurant, it can take up to 30 minutes to figure out what he can eat. Especially since most restaurants don't accurately represent their usage of soy.

We're tracking what soy free (including soybean oil free) foods our son can eat at all restaurants we go to. If you've got a soy allergy in your family and have any information you can share, please contact us.