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Mar 25, 2013

Review: McDonald's - Chicken & Bacon McWrap

Apparently, McDonald's new McWraps are meant to better compete with Subway in the sandwich category. I recently tried the Grilled Chicken & Bacon McWrap, which comes with a few slices of a grilled chicken filet, diced pieces of bacon, two half slices of tomato, spring greens, shredded lettuce, shredded cheddar jack cheese, and a creamy garlic sauce.

Regardless of which version you choose, each McWrap is typically sold for $3.99.

The first thing I noticed about the McWrap was its fairly unique packaging. It resembles a much larger version of a McDonald's pie box, but with a tear strip around the center that allows you to easily open it, while leaving half of the box to serve as a sleeve for portable eating.

While McDonald's might have offered the McWrap first abroad, Burger King beat them to the punch here in the US by offering their salads with a whole wheat wrap option starting last year.

My McWrap was about the size of a decent burrito. Inside was a good deal of produce, but only 4 strips of grilled chicken that might have been maybe a third to half of a chicken breast filet of the kind usually found in McDonald's chicken sandwiches and salads. The flavor was just okay and didn't stand out much. There was a good amount of slightly crispy, but very thin, bacon that added a decent note of smoky saltiness.

The veggies were mostly iceberg lettuce, which made a bulk of the McWrap. There's not a lot of flavor between the greens and the slice of tomato.

The shredded cheese was also very mild and lent a bit of creaminess here and there.

A lot of the flavor comes from the creamy garlic sauce, which is a yogurt-based sauce that still tastes a lot like mayo with only a light garlic flavor. I prefer the garlic sauce at a local place called Zankou, which is mostly just pureed garlic, making for an intense and delicious garlic flavor. With the McWrap's sauce, the garlic is a far second thought.

Overall, McDonald's Chicken & Bacon McWrap was just average for me. It reminded me a lot of an over-sized Snack Wrap, but with a good deal less meat in proportion to the veggies. That would be okay if there was more flavor from the vegetables and sauce. A bolder sauce and better veggies would go a long way.

Nutritional Info - McDonald's Grilled Chicken & Bacon McWrap - 9.3 oz (263g)
Calories - 440 (from Fat - 150)
Fat - 16g (Saturated Fat - 6g)
Sodium - 1250mg
Carbs - 40g (Sugar - 5g)
Protein - 33g

8 comments:

  1. just ate one and threw up. who mixes ranch with garlic sauce? i am 22 years old and i have better service through burger king. the teenagers never take their job seriously and i wish it was legal to punch these kids for handing me such garbage and smiling about it

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  2. Thew up? stop being dramatic.

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  3. Garlic and ranch is not an unusual combination...

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  4. You can't handle the truth. Wait, the truth can't handle a McWrap? You are the truth? The truth shall set you free? I give up.

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  5. The McWrap is McCrap! I just got the sweetchili grilled chicken. There was little chicken, no chili flavor, no tomatoes just nasty wilted greens and warm cucumber. No flavor, no cool freshness, just the usual McNasty food. Subway has NOTHING TO FEAR!

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  6. As sad as i was to admit it....these are delicious, Crispy fiesta with extra lettuce ummm delicious , suuuper impressed with these, way to be Mcdonalds lol

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  7. I got one of these yesterday and was pretty disappointed. The bulk of the wrap seemed to be lettuce and sauce. There was very little bacon that I could detect. You'd be better off sticking to McDonald's traditional offerings.

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  8. Just to let everyone know, these do have the same amount of chicken as the salads and sandwiches. The grilled chicken patties are insanely small to begin with. We are required to cut them into fourths. This makes the meager amount look even smaller!

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