The lowest sugar menu items at Arby's

The Lowest Sugar Menu Items at Arby’s

The lowest sugar menu items at Arby’s. They may “have the meats”, but what exactly are the lowest sugar menu items at Arby’s? In this post, I am going to go through the sugar content of all Arby’s menu items, sauces, meats, and drinks. I will also answer some Frequently Asked Questions when it comes to Arby’s and sugar content.

First, however, let’s answer the question – how much sugar is there in Arby’s food?

How Much Sugar is in Arby’s Food?

As a general rule, the lowest sugar beef items at Arby’s are the Smokehouse Brisket and the Classic French Dip & Swiss Au/Jus, which contain 3g of sugar. The Buffalo Dipping Sauce, Fries, and Chicken Tenders all contain 0g of sugar. There are also 6 zero sugar drinks at Arby’s including diet soda, diet lemonade, iced tea, and water.

The lowest sugar menu items at Arby's - Roast Beef

Is There Sugar in Arby’s Roast Beef?

There is no added sugar in Arby’s roast beef. Arby’s roast beef is made from 4 ingredients – beef, water, salt, and sodium phosphates.

Even though the roast beef itself at Arby’s does not contain added sugar, other components of Arby’s beef sandwiches do contain sugar.

For example, the sesame seed bun contains high fructose corn syrup resulting in all the Roast Beef menu items at Arby’s (classic, double, and half pound) containing 5g of sugar.

How Much Sugar is in An Arby’s Beef N Cheddar?

All Arby’s Beef N Cheddar menu items (classic, double, and half pound) contain 9g of sugar.

This is because both the red ranch sauce and the onion roll in the Beef N Cheddar contain high fructose corn syrup.

The Smokehouse Brisket is a lower-sugar beef menu item as it contains 3g of sugar.

The Classic French Dip & Swiss Au/Jus is the other lower-sugar beef sandwich, also containing 3g of sugar.

So, in summary, if you come to Arby’s for the slow-roasted beef then go for either the Smokehouse Brisket or the Classic French Dip & Swiss Au/Jus, both of which contain 3g of sugar.

What Is the Sugar Content of Arby’s Chicken?

The only meat menu item to contain 0g of sugar at Arby’s is the Chicken Tenders.

The Premium Nuggets are also a lower sugar option at 2g of sugar for a serving of 9 nuggets.

The Chicken Bacon Swiss is the highest sugar Arby chicken option at 9g of sugar and the Buffalo and Classic Chicken both contain 7g of sugar.

Does Arby’s Sauce Have Sugar?

Arby’s sauce does contain added sugar. Arby’s sauce is sweetened with corn syrup and high fructose corn syrup and one serving of Arby’s sauce contains 2g of sugar.

There is one sauce at Arby’s that does not contain added sugar and contains 0g of sugar per serving. This is the Buffalo Dipping Sauce.

I have summarized the sugar content of all of Arby’s sauces below. Essentially the buffalo dipping sauce is the lowest sugar sauce and the Bronco Berry sauce is the highest sugar sauce at 15g of sugar per serving.

Arby’s SauceSugar Per Serving
Buffalo Dipping Sauce0g
Ranch Dipping Sauce1g
Arby’s Sauce2g
Horsey Sauce2g
Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce4g
Tartar Dipping Cup5g
Tangy BBQ Dipping Sauce8g
Bronco Berry Sauce5g

The lowest sugar menu items at Arby's - Fries

How Much Sugar is in Arby’s French Fries?

There are 0g of sugar in Arby’s fries both curly and crinkle and in all sizes small-large. If you add a serving of ketchup to your fries this adds 2g of sugar.

Sugar in Arby’s Market Fresh Items

Out of Arby’s Market Fresh menu options, the Roast Beef Gyro and the Corned Beef Reuben are the lowest sugar options at 5g of sugar. The turkey sandwiches contain three times the sugar content at 15g of sugar.

Arbys’ Market Fresh ItemsSugar Content
Roast Beef Gyro5g
Corned Beef Reuben5g
Greek Gyro6g
Roast Turkey Gyro6g
Buffalo Chicken Wrap7g
Roast Turkey Club Wrap12g
Turkey Ranch And Bacon Sandwich15g
Turkey And Swiss Sandwich15g

The lowest sugar menu items at Arby's - drinks

Low Sugar Drinks at Arby’s

How Much Sugar is in Arby’s Milkshakes?

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Does Arby’s Have Sugar-Free Lemonade?

Arby has a sugar-free lemonade available. Arby’s serves Minute Maid Lite Lemonade, which contains 0g of sugar.

In comparison, there are 27g-78g of sugar in the full sugar Arby’s lemonades (depending on the size and variety).

Does Arby’s Have Diet Drinks?

Arby’s has diet drinks on the menu. These diet drinks are:

  1. Diet Dr. Pepper
  2. Diet Coke
  3. Coca-Cola Zero Sugar
  4. Minute Maid Lite Lemonade
  5. Water
  6. Iced Tea

Does Arby’s Have Diet Dr. Pepper?

Arby’s does have Diet Dr. Pepper.

The Lowest Sugar Menu Items at Arby’s – The Final Bite

The lowest sugar menu items at Arby’s. What have we learned from the above? Well, if you want to order lower sugar from Arby’s then I have some easy-to-follow rules for you.

How to Order Lower Sugar at Arby’s

As a general rule, here is how to order low sugar at Arby’s:

  • The lowest sugar roast beef options at Arby’s are the Smokehouse Brisket and Classic French Dip & Swiss Au/Jus at 3g of sugar.
  • The only 0g sugar sauce is the Buffalo dipping sauce.
  • The only 0g meat menu item is the chicken tenders.
  • The fries contain 0g of sugar.
  • Chicken tenders with buffalo dipping sauce and fries is a 0g sugar meal at Arby’s.
  • The Roast Beef Gyro and Corned Beef Reuben are the lowest sugar “Market Fresh” menu items at 5g of sugar.
  • There are six zero-sugar drinks – Diet Dr. Pepper, Diet Coke, Coca-Cola Zero Sugar, Minute Maid Lite Lemonade, Water, and Iced Tea.

There you go, just following the above you can “have the meats” and a lower (and even a zero sugar) meal at Arby’s.

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