I Tried It: Arnold Select 100% Whole Wheat Sandwich Thins

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By: , SparkPeople Blogger
7/16/2009 2:35 PM   :  487 comments   :  35,691 Views

We're kicking off a new feature on the dailySpark: food reviews written by you, our loyal readers!

Jessica Dudley aka MRSDUDLEY celebrated her first Spark-versary on July 7! Shortly before that remarkable day, she wrote the dailySpark to share with us a new product that she just loves. She wanted us to review it, but we asked her to do the honors, as she has such an affinity for this product. Read on to learn more about the food that gave bread the boot in her house!


By Jessica Dudley

What is the product called?
Arnold Select 100% Whole Wheat Sandwich Thins. They are also available in Multi-Grain, Whole Grain White, and while I have not seen them in the store, their website shows them being available in Seedless Rye. (yummy...I'm thinking Reuben)

Where did you buy it?
Super Wal-Mart in Collinsville, IL (10 minutes east of St. Louis, MO)

How much did it cost?
$2.68

How did you eat it?
I first used the sandwich thin as the bun of my now favorite grilled turkey burger. (Editor's Note: Find the recipe here!) In order to get my cheese fix and my love of mayo on a burger, I use a wedge of Light Garlic & Herb Laughing Cow Cheese and spread it across the bottom and top bun. I then snuggle my grilled turkey burger along with a thick juicy slice of tomato and some nice crisp lettuce inside the sandwich thin. WOW....simply amazing!



Since then I've had several very successful experiments with the Arnold Select Sandwich Thin. Here are a few:

Mini pizzas: Using each side of the roll as the bottom "crust" of my pizzas, I use about 1T of pizza sauce on each, I then divide 1 serving of turkey pepperoni and 2% shredded mozzarella on top of them both....zap it in the microwave for about 30-45 seconds...voilà! Two individual pizzas all to myself! Great for lunch at work!

Breakfast: I use it in place of an English muffin or toast and it's great with my scrambled eggs. I also love a good ole' egg sandwich. The protein from my eggs along with the whole grains in the Sandwich Thin are sure to hold me over all the way until lunch.

Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwich: I don't think there is much explanation needed, but wow, is it good.

Hot Ham and Cheese Sandwich: Again, no explanation... just pure ooey gooey goodness.

They hold up FANTASTIC on a panini press and that pretty much makes the possibilities ENDLESS!

Why did you like it?
Like them...I love them! Truly what isn't there to love? It's conveniently pre-sliced, only 100 calories, 100% whole wheat, no HFCS (high fructose corn syrup), 5g of fiber and most importantly.......THEY TASTE GREAT!!!!

I love the fact that I can have my bun and eat it, too! I normally come across a whole wheat bun only to discover that the bun itself is so big that it has around 300 calories in it and because they are so large you practically need a half pound burger to fill it! Geesh...talk about racking up the calories! With my now favorite grilled turkey burger the total calories come in right around 300 for the ENTIRE burger, which leaves room for a side dish too! (By the way...also try out the Rice Roni Lower Sodium Chicken Flavored Rice Mix.) Normally I am not a heel of the bread kind of gal; however, that is kind of what these remind me of, but WAY better. It really is the BEST thing since....well.... sliced bread. Try them out today!

Don't forget to try Jessy's simple turkey burger recipe. It's this week's Speedy Supper!

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Comments

  • JESSIELYNN1977
    487
    I love these! I don't buy regular bread anymore! - 8/17/2012   2:48:13 PM
  • 486
    These are really good and only 100 calories! - 3/23/2012   11:56:06 AM
  • 485
    These are good, but still a lot of carbs, so will normally have a whole wheat low carb tortilla. - 3/23/2012   11:15:08 AM
  • 484
    I love these! - 3/23/2012   10:42:03 AM
  • LJMRIVERS
    483
    OKay, I have seen these in the store...but aren't they made by Orowheat? not Arnold? The package she is holding, it looks like it states "Orowheat" thanks - 1/5/2012   10:51:01 AM
  • BKJG2010
    482
    please update coments for 2011! - 5/13/2011   7:24:53 AM
  • BKJG2010
    481
    My husband had chemo an radiation for lung cancer,not alot of food that he could eat! I was in walmart in Muncy PA. looking for crustless bread, this bread caught my eye. That night I made hambugers,used the sanwich thins for the bun, an he LOVED it ! It is the only bread he can eat! God love all of you that makes this bread,you are his an mine life savers! - 5/13/2011   7:22:35 AM
  • 480
    i love the arnold's select wheat thins as well! i wondered if the orowheat and arnold's were the same brand, since the logo is the same, but it doesn't sound like it matters one way or the other - they're BOTH good! glad to have found these - i use them for everything. DC - 10/15/2010   11:51:11 PM
  • 479
    I love these. :) They are, to my knowledge, the only vegan variety of flats on the market (what the hey? Why is vegan bread so hard to find?) and I was super excited that *finally* I'd found one I could eat. They are the best. I won't eat my old buns anymore - these are so tasty and healthy, plus lower cal, that I've made a total switch. Sorry Rudi's Organic. Make a better tasting vegan flat and maybe we'll talk. Or not. Arnold's are CHEAP compared to the $4-5 I'm used to spending on bread. I've seen them as low as $2 for 8 buns. Insanity. - 8/20/2010   9:55:07 AM
  • BLUEBRIT
    478
    Ya know! When I had my first colonoscopy about a year ago because of bad intestine problems, they not only found out I had a twist in my intestines but also, I have celica (sp). I know I probably spelt that wrong. Basically, NO WHEAT! I was bummed because I love wheat bread so I do occasionally sneak a slice or two. Don't care about the beer. Don't drink. - 8/4/2010   2:18:36 PM
  • 477
    Tried them, realy like them,, very pricey though,, - 7/17/2010   9:17:21 AM
  • 476
    Yes, I have tried them and absolutely love them. Like she says, they are the best thing since sliced bread. I love them toasted, topped with lean protein like tuna or chicken, a measured amount of Miracle Whip to moisten lightly, and piled high with lettuce, tomato, green pepper and onion.

    These are just the very, very, very best!!!!!! - 6/8/2010   4:35:46 PM
  • SPARKJUNKIE
    475
    I eat these all the time !! I would love to write a review of Silk Pure almond milk !! - 4/29/2010   6:43:08 AM
  • 474
    I Love These! Try them with a Boca Veggie Burger! I just place a couple of pieces of lettuce and a slice of tomato on them with the patty and I never miss a greasy old fatty hamburger! - 4/28/2010   6:49:04 AM
  • 473
    My husband found these a couple months ago at Meijer and figured I might like them since I'm into whole grains and healthy eating the past few years. They are my favs. Perfect as buns since we never buy buns because the mostly go to waste in our house. Also love to micro an egg in a little corning dish that's the perfect round size of the bread and add Alpine Lace cheese and Light Miracle whip for a great lite egg McMuffin type breakfast. Tried other brands that have come out with same type and it's not as tasty. - 4/15/2010   8:51:46 AM
  • 472
    My husband found these a couple months ago at Meijer and figured I might like them since I'm into whole grains and healthy eating the past few years. They are my favs. Perfect as buns since we never buy buns, they mostly go to waste with just 2 of us. Also love to micro an egg in a little corning dish that's the perfect round size of the bread and add lo fat Alpine Lace cheese and Light Miracle whip for a great lite egg McMuffin type breakfast. Tried other brands that have come out with same type bread and it's none hold a candle to Arnold's. - 4/15/2010   8:51:39 AM
  • 471
    I LOVE LOVE LOVE these! And so does our 2 yo..awesome product! - 3/25/2010   12:28:50 PM
  • 470
    When I am taking in carbs from grain, these are some of what I have. Tasty and works great for sandwiches and burgers. - 3/25/2010   5:50:49 AM
  • 469
    Arnold's aren't available in my area but Orowheat has a similar product that I use. I was sorry to give up my favorite sandwhich bread but the difference in calories is worth it. - 3/19/2010   1:14:38 PM
  • 468
    My whole family loves these! - 3/9/2010   8:22:53 PM
  • 467
    Dee-lish! I put a Boca burger in one and nomnomnom. - 3/2/2010   2:54:41 PM
  • 466
    This is now the only bread we buy. Everyone in our house loves it! - 2/24/2010   10:27:05 AM
  • 465
    Veggie burgers, lettuce tomato, lowfat cheese slice, makes a delicous meal. - 1/30/2010   7:24:36 AM
  • 464
    YOU WON'T BELIEVE THIS I HAPPENED TO SEE A BAG OF THE ROUND THIN WHEAT ROLL TYPE BREAD YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT TUESDAY 12/8/09 GOT IT AND BOY OH BOY IS IT GOOD..LIKE YOU SAID NOW WE CAN HAVE OUR SANDWICH WITH SUPER GOOD BREAD...I PLAN TO CONTINUE TO GET THEM..I'M REALLY GLAD YOU WROTE ABOUT THEM FOR IF I HADN'T GOTTEN I SURE WOULD HAVE TOO NOW...BUT THIS LET EVERYONE KNOW ABOUT THIS SUPER GOOD THIN BREAD... - 12/16/2009   4:35:29 PM
  • 463
    I tried them today with a turkey burger. OMG they are wonderful my very very pick eating husband thougth they were good too. - 12/4/2009   8:09:15 PM
  • JCG702
    462
    I have been buying these since I started Spark People and I love them. - 11/23/2009   2:50:09 AM
  • 461
    I LOVE THESE!!! I also use them to make PB and banana sandwiches, egg sandwiches, ham and/or turkey and cheese sandwiches, veggie burgers, turkey burgers...and sometimes I just toast them and spread some hummus or light Laughing Cow garlic and herb cheese on them. You get the top and bottom for a hundred calories, unlike bread! And they taste awesome :)

    Oh and STARPAM, I also live in Central Florida and I get them at Publix :) - 11/3/2009   7:41:37 PM
  • VOWEBB67
    460
    I like these! Typical sandwich bread leaves me feeling bloated. These are the perfect size to kill the hunger without feeling like lead in your stomach afterwards! - 10/30/2009   7:38:45 AM
  • 459
    I love these! They are very tasty and its a nice switch from regular bread. - 10/18/2009   1:31:20 PM
  • 458
    It'd be nice if you included all the nutritional info in the blog, as a photo or something - 10/11/2009   12:12:28 PM
  • 457
    i LOVE these, i get the multigrain ones and make egg white/broccoli/american cheese sandwiches on them for breakfast! - 10/8/2009   10:10:57 AM
  • 456
    I just discovered them this week and I love them. I have also tried Flat Out wraps and La Tortilla Factory rye wraps. I like the whole wheat sandwich thins the best though. They have a good texture. I find the wraps get too gummy and wet especially when I make my lunch the night before and then take it to work and have to store it in the fridge. These though hold up nicely. They are a perfect size too. - 10/7/2009   2:06:41 PM
  • 455
    I love the multigrain! Spread with 1T Smart Balance peanut butter, it is my favorite evening snack! - 10/7/2009   10:07:30 AM
  • 454
    I can't wait to try them - I have to admit, I've seen them in the grocery store but wasn't sure if they'd be good. Yay! - 10/6/2009   11:20:27 PM
  • 453
    I went to the website and found their products are not available in my area. :(

    eta OK I found the Oroweat version. Thanks for the tip! :) - 10/6/2009   12:21:09 PM
  • 452
    I discovered these a few weeks ago while standing in front of the deli section waiting for turkey pastrami...DELISH!!! - 10/6/2009   12:18:45 PM
  • JANC319
    451
    These are great!
    I really dislike whole wheat bread, so I was scepticle when I saw these in the store. I decided to try them since they had no HFCS, and to my surprise, they were delish! Nice to be able to have a burger on a bun again, or fix a scrambled egg sandwich to eat on-the-go (instead of a fast food breakfast). - 10/6/2009   7:53:22 AM
  • 450
    I wish I had gotten them -- saw them, read the label, checked my coupons and did not have a coupon, so I passed them up. Next week I will get them as they sound good enough to buy without the coupon, pretty big deal for me and my frugal ways. - 10/6/2009   6:02:24 AM
  • MALACHAINN
    449
    I tried them just last night, for a bbq chicken sandwich, and I loved them! I have always been a big fan of whole grains, but most of the "healthy" bread tasts like cardboard. These are fantastic. I bought them under the label Orowheat instead of Arnold, though... - 10/5/2009   6:43:43 PM
  • 448
    i totally heart these - they are awesome. Only bread I buy now! - 10/5/2009   4:17:04 PM
  • RWOLFGRAM
    447
    Love them too! Just the right amount of bread for those of us not willing to give up all bread! Love them for breakfast sandwiches! FYI for you Westerners, they're Oroweat in CA. Try them!! - 10/5/2009   2:00:20 PM
  • COOGI29
    446
    Simply amazing these are! I've been telling my friends about these[we're all dieting] These were great with sloppy joes too! - 9/20/2009   12:30:18 AM
  • GRANDMO1
    445
    These taste great and are much better than just bread in a sandwich. - 9/18/2009   1:26:23 PM
  • 444
    These Arnold's Sandwich Thins are the best! I store some in my freezer then pop them in the toaster to use as needed. It allows me to enjoy bread without overdoing it in the calorie department! Now if they would just make a 100 calorie hot dog bun...I'd be in bread heaven!!! - 9/18/2009   9:50:02 AM
  • 443
    These are great - - the only thing I use for my sandwiches! - 9/13/2009   5:48:06 PM
  • MRSBEANS57
    442
    These are great!! Just tried them in the past week or so when we made hamburgers, and have decided to use these instead of ordinary hamburger buns from now on. I also toast them instead of English muffins--they're great with peanut butter and jam. I bet they'd also work toasted with hummus. We may even stop buying regular bread and just use these for all sandwiches. - 9/3/2009   9:21:21 AM
  • CACTUSWRENAZ
    441
    I have found these also...on the West Coast they are under the name Oroweat, and they are FABULOUS!! I use the Multigrain. If you have an Oroweat Thrift Store near you they are only $1.98 p/package...great buy!!! I have used them for breakfast...lunch
    and dinner...LOVE THEM!!! - 9/3/2009   3:11:03 AM
  • 440
    Tasty. Good alternative to wraps, rolls, biscuits that saves calories. - 9/2/2009   7:33:49 PM
  • 439
    I love the wheat toasted with a little fruit spread. - 9/1/2009   4:36:20 PM
  • DRAGONFLY1972
    438
    I LOVE THEM!!!!!
    I used them last week to enjoy my uncle's homemade sloppy joe's, a regular bun was 200 calories, this allowed me to enjoy TWO sloppy joe's. (I know you're thinking sloppy joe's, but it's a great source of tomatoes and you can use ground turkey) - 9/1/2009   1:23:40 PM

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