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Apr 10, 2013

Review: McDonald's Sweet Chili Crispy Chicken McWrap

McDonald's Sweet Chili Crispy Chicken McWrap
McDonald's Sweet Chili Crispy Chicken McWrap features crispy chicken breast strips, cucumber slices (a first for McDonald's), spring greens, shredded lettuce, sweet chili, and creamy garlic sauce.

These go for $3.99 each.

After trying the rather lackluster Grilled Chicken & Bacon McWrap, I decided to go with crispy chicken for the sweet chili version. Notable differences beyond the chicken are the presence of cucumbers and a Thai-style sweet chili sauce. The packaging is the same neat semi-cylinder made for portable eating (more about that here).

The cucumbers are the most noticeable vegetables in texture and taste in the McWrap. They were on the soft side, but offer a fresh flavor and that almost melon-like mouth feel. I couldn't really taste the spring greens and shredded iceberg lettuce and they offer very little resistance while I was eating. I feel healthier just seeing the spring greens there though.

The sweet chili is mostly sweet, slightly tangy, and just a tiny bit spicy. It's paired with a creamy garlic sauce that's very light on flavor.

The crispy chicken added a serviceable crunch and was available in the McWrap from end-to-end. While not quite juicy, there was a good amount of moisture and a deeper, better flavor than the grilled chicken.

The flour tortilla does its job and holds it all together without getting in the way.

McDonald's new Sweet Chili Crispy Chicken McWrap Close Up
Overall, McDonald's Sweet Chili Crispy Chicken McWrap was pretty solid. While stronger greens would be nice, there's a good amount of tastiness and varied texture to be had from the chicken, cucumbers, and sweet chili sauce.

Nutritional Info - McDonald's Crispy Sweet Chili Chicken McWrap - 9.5 oz (270g)
Calories - 520 (from Fat - 200)
Fat - 22g (Saturated Fat - 4.5g)
Sodium - 1200mg
Carbs - 58g (Sugar - 12g)
Protein - 23g


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12 comments :

  1. There's not supposed to be any cheese for the sweet chili version.

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  2. Surprised nothing was mentioned about the packaging. I thought the packaging for the McWraps was supposed to be a big deal.

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  3. Don't see anything in the review about cheese...

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  4. Sorry I was also trying the Ranch version for a future review and mixed them up. I didn't notice the cheese that one. Thanks for the catch.

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  5. I updated with a link. I wrote about the packaging in an earlier post.

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  6. I hate cucumbers. I'm surprised such a divisive fruit comes standard on this. No thanks.

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  7. What do you hate about cucumbers?

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  8. What marketing genius came up with that name. Say it a few times...McWrap, McWrap, McWrap....


    See what I mean. Very unfortunate...

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  9. Since when is cucumber divisive? It's pretty standard...

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  10. It was almost $4.50 where I picked it up in NJ. Pricier than what I would normally pay, but I was traveling on the road. It was good, but I wasn't floored. I'd like to try the Chicken and Ranch at some point to see how it stacks up. Nice change for McD though. Thanks for the review!

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  11. Yeah, I kinda think of it as something decent with veggies to get at McDonald's. Thanks for reading!

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