One of the hardest things about having gluten intolerances or allergies is eating out in public. It’s not like home cooking where you can see exactly everything that’s being put into your food. They’re behind the scenes and it’s difficult to tell how safe the food products really are for you to consume.
In some cases, menus don’t even have all of the proper allergy information on them. So, eating out can be a series of searching for that green light of ‘GF’ next to your favorite dish, or asking the waiter about items on the menu.
Arby’s is a fast-food chain based in America, known for its sandwiches and fries. It’s loved by many kids and adults alike. One of the most popular items on Arby’s menu is the curly fries. But are Arby’s curly fries gluten-free?
No, unfortunately, they’re not. So, stay away from these if you’ve got any gluten intolerances or allergies.
Firstly, this is because the product themselves contain gluten in them, which you’ll see later on in the ingredients section. Secondly, in a fast-food kitchen, there’s potentially a high chance of cross-contamination.
While a lot of facilities try to operate in a way that’s suitable for allergies, there’s not always the guarantee that they will be. Because of this, you should also avoid Arby’s crinkle fries, mozzarella sticks, jalapeno bites, and potato cakes.
Vegetable Oil (Contains one or more of: corn oil, sunflower oil, palm oil, cottonseed oil, soybean oil, canola oil), Potatoes, Salt, Onion Powder, Garlic Powder, Enriched Bleached Flour (wheat flour, reduced iron, folic acid, riboflavin, niacin, thiamine mononitrate), Corn Starch, Modified Corn Starch, Spices, Spice and Coloring, Natural Flavor, Leavening (sodium bicarbonate, sodium acid pyrophosphate), Dextrose, Dried Torula Yeast, Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate, Xanthan Gum.
A small portion (128g) of Arby’s curly fries contains 22g fat, 47g carbohydrates, 0g sugar, 5g protein, and 400 calories.