Arby's New Limited-Time Menu Items: Steakhouse Onion Rings & Chocolate Turnover (Um, Do Not Eat Together)

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Howdy, Arby's! Recently, the Wendy's sibling best known for roast beef sandwiches and curly fries introduced two limited-time items to its menu: Steakhouse Onion Rings and a Chocolate Turnover.

Billed as, "Battered and fried to golden perfection, Arby's Steakhouse Onion Rings are what onion rings are supposed to taste like." Steakhouse? Perfection? A little odd considering Arby's is a roast beef joint and its Steakhouse Sub was a top-shelf fail.

Promises made or promises kept? Let's find out.

Nope. Not good.

Rule number one of a good onion ring: When you take a bite, the onion doesn't come slithering out like a wet noodle leaving you with a handful of husk. Arby's rings were like eating baby eels hatching from breaded birthing bands. Add that to a tasteless batter and a slimy onion and you've got anything but "what onion rings are supposed to taste like." Maybe for Flipper. Stick with the curly fries and call it lunch.

The second new limited-time menu item from Arby's is the chocolate turnover. Filled with a chocolate center made with Hershey's cocoa surrounded by a flaky pastry with chocolate icing, Arby's Chocolate Turnover is part of the hat's value menu.

Save your money.

Too big, too flaky, too dry. And while the chocolate center, once it finally arrives on your taste buds, is solid sweetness, you're damn near choking from the dry pastry, downing what's left of your Sierra Mist, and leaving a flake fest all over your monkey suit. Skip dessert.

What say you, fast-food fans? Have you had Arby's new Steakhouse Onion Rings or the Chocolate Turnover? What did you think?

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