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Jun 13, 2013

Review: McDonald's Egg White Delight McMuffin

McDonald's Egg White Delight McMuffin is a new option on McDonald's Egg McMuffin and substitutes the egg and American cheese for grilled egg whites and white cheddar processed cheese. The rest of the sandwich is the same: a toasted English muffin with 8g of whole grains and extra lean Canadian bacon (i.e. smoked ham).

My local McDonald's offers these for $2.89 each.

The English muffin looked like it got a good toasting, but was mostly just soft and chewy. That's pretty standard for fast food though. It tends to vary depending on how long it's been since the bread was toasted.

The egg whites were pretty good. Not fluffy, but soft and a little runny. I didn't miss the yolk much. It's a nice option if you're looking to save a few calories and grams of fat without losing much in taste or quality. I actually like the texture better than McDonald's egg round.

The cheese was super melted and had to distinguish from the egg. It was nice how well it was melted, but disappointing that it added so little flavor.

The Canadian bacon wasn't so good. It was rubbery when I bit into it rather than yielding. The texture is too smooth and the flavor was just okay. I would have just preferred supermarket ham, or even no ham at all.

The overall effect makes McDonald's Egg White Delight just an 'okay' breakfast sandwich. The egg whites were probably the best part of the sandwich, but the Canadian bacon (ham) was sub-par.

Nutritional Info - McDonald's Egg White Delight McMuffin - 4.8 oz (137g)
Calories - 250 (from Fat - 60)
Fat - 7g (Saturated Fat - 3g)
Sodium - 800mg
Carbs - 32g (Sugar - 3g)
Protein - 18g


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6 comments :

  1. I have a coupon to get one of those for a dollar but just the idea of it repulses me so much that I've never used it.

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  2. I've never really liked the Egg McMuffin, so I doubt this will change my mind. But since it's available as an option on all of their breakfast sandwiches, I may try it on a McGriddle one day.

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  3. Yeah, I'm not a huge fan of that Canadian bacon. The egg white option is a nice play if you're looking to cut some calories, cholesterol, and fat, but the yolk also contains most of the egg's nutrients...

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  4. Ok, I tried these for the first time today - they were on special for $0.99/each. I wasn't expecting much, but I was pretty surprised. It actually had a good flavor, and I can't say I really missed the yolk much. The biggest difference was the sandwich was a lot thinner, but the taste made up for it.
    I wouldn't go out of my way to get these, and I certainly wouldn't pay full price for them (I usually only buy on-sale items or dollar menu items anyway). But if I find them on sale again, especially at $0.99, I wouldn't hesitate to get a few.

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  5. I agree. I thought it was terrible all around. The price is higher than the classic and tastes horrendous. I actually prefer the the egg they use in BK.

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  6. William CrabtreeWednesday, July 24, 2013

    Personally, I enjoy this one much more than the OG McMuffin. The cheese is worlds better, the muffin is better, and the egg actually taste better to me. I got mine on a BOGO promotion and both were perfect for what they were (cheap, fast, and available).

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