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Review: McDonald’s McWraps

McDonald's McWrapsMcDonald’s has rolled out (no pun intended) a line of new Chicken McWraps. The wraps come in three varieties: Chicken and Bacon, Chicken and Ranch, and Sweet Chili Chicken. The new McDonald’s McWraps all come in at $3.99 which is quite a bit higher than the snack wraps, but that’s probably due to the fact that these things are huge. For the sake of this review, I tried all three of them, but I would not recommend any other human being eat three of these in one sitting. The cashier who rang up my order looked bewildered as I attempted to assure her that I indeed wanted three of the larger McWraps and not the snack wraps.

The new McDonald’s McWraps come in an equally sizable container that is meant for eating on the go. There is a perforated tab near the center that the diner can tear off to remove the cover off the McWrap. This proves a necessary step because getting the wrap out any other way is close to impossible.

All three of the McDonald’s McWraps have similarities among them – they all contain a choice of grilled or crispy chicken (I chose crispy), a mix of greens, a sauce, and a large flour tortilla. I was going to break this up into three separate articles, but the similarties between the three are so strong that I found it best to combine them into a single article. So how do the McWraps stack up against each other?

McDonald’s Chicken and Bacon McWrap Review

McDonald's Chicken and Bacon McWrap

The Chicken and Bacon McWrap’s main distinguishing features are the inclusion of bacon and cheese This was the first wrap I tried, so it was the one to set the bar for the other two. Well I have to say it was actually a pretty good wrap. There was nothing but tortilla for the first bite or so, so I just tore it away. The crispy chicken was better than I thought it would be and it worked very well, as always, with the bacon. There was a nice balance of vegetables and meat in this McWrap. I felt like there was a nice balance of ingredients and I wasn’t just eating a bunch of veggies in a tortilla with the occasional bit of chicken thrown in. As a matter of fact, there was an ample amount of crispy chicken in this wrap.

The Score

Taste: 7.5/10
Presentation: 6.5/10

McDonald’s Chicken and Ranch McWrap Review

McDonald's Chicken and Ranch McWrap

The Chicken and Ranch McWrap was up next. This one appeared to be nearly identical to the Chicken and Bacon McWrap, but looks can be deceiving. This McWrap had the same problem with too much tortilla on the first few bites. I took the first McWrap I tried out of the cardboard holder and that proved to be a fatal mistake as the McWrap nearly fell apart, so I decided to keep this one in place.

There appears to be vinegar in the Chicken and Ranch McWrap, so much so that it overpowers much of the wrap. I couldn’t really taste the garlic sauce over the vinegar. The chicken and greens were about the same as the first wrap, only this one featured cucumbers. I love cucumbers and they proved to be a welcomed surprise in this wrap. This McWrap seemed more like a salad in a tortilla than an actual wrap. It didn’t taste bad, but the fact that the vinegar overpowered everything was kind of off putting.

The Score

Taste: 5.5/10
Presentation: 6.5/10

*update* I have had another Chicken and Ranch McWrap since this review and they went much lighter on the vinegar this time. Taste score would be bumped up to a 7.5 if it was the one I reviewed.

McDonald’s Sweet Chili Chicken McWrap Review

McDonald's Sweet Chili Chicken McWrap

The Sweet Chili Chicken McWrap, was, in my mind, like saving the best for last since I was looking forward to this one the most. It turns out my “best for last” preconception was correct here. This wrap stands out from the other two by featuring a sweet chili sauce that tastes sort of like a sweet and sour sauce, but less tangy and with a slight amount of spice to it. This wrap also featured cucumbers which I really enjoyed. The sauce was well distributed in this wrap and added an Asian flair that made the whole thing pretty tasty. It featured a nice balance of veggies and chicken, and the sauce wasn’t too overpowering. I never thought I’d eat something like this at McDonald’s, and it kind of felt wrong. This was my favorite McWrap of the bunch.

The Score

Taste: 8/10
Presentation: 6.5/10

Overview

The McDonald’s McWraps are an interesting expansion of their growing line of wraps. McDonald’s McWraps were huge and felt like an acceptable value for $3.99 which is dangerously close to the “expensive” category of fast food. The Chicken and Bacon McWrap was the most satisfying of the bunch, the Chicken and Ranch McWrap felt out of place, and the Sweet Chili Chicken McWrap is one that I hope stays on the menu. This was also the most full I’ve been at the end of any of my reviews, and I ate maybe half of each McWrap.

Other McDonald’s McWraps Reviews:
The Impulsive Buy

Nutrition Facts

McDonald’s Chicken and Bacon McWrap (crispy)
Calories: 600
Calories from Fat: 270
Total Fat: 30g
Sat. Fat: 8g
Trans Fat: 0.5g
Cholesterol: 70mg
Sodium: 1420mg
Carbs: 54g
Fiber: 3g
Sugar: 7g
Protein: 30g

McDonald’s Chicken and Ranch McWrap (crispy)
Calories: 590
Calories from Fat: 260
Total Fat: 29g
Sat. Fat: 8g
Trans Fat: 0.5g
Cholesterol: 60mg
Sodium: 1300mg
Carbs: 56g
Fiber: 3g
Sugar: 8g
Protein: 26g

McDonald’s Sweet Chili Chicken McWrap (crispy)
Calories: 520
Calories from Fat: 200
Total Fat: 22g
Sat. Fat: 4.5g
Trans Fat: 0g
Cholesterol: 45mg
Sodium: 1200mg
Carbs: 58g
Fiber: 3g
Sugar: 12g
Protein: 23g

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Taylor Tamblin

Taylor is a food lover, rock guitar player, programmer, and runs the fast food review website Man Reviews Food.

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7 Comments

  1. I loved the sweet chilli wrap the most out of all of them! I only tried crispy ones, I heard the grilled ones aren’t as great as the crispy ones so I’m not sure if I want to try it grilled yet.

  2. I just had the crispy chicken ranch wrap and didnt like it at all. The “crispy” chicken was not crispy at all the flavor from the cucumber (which I didnt know was in it) was the ONLY thing I tasted. The wrap itself was chewy and tough. Left a bad taste in my mouth when finished with it. I wont be having these again and I will not tell someone to try it either.

  3. I had the sweet chilli grilled chicken one and it was GROSS! The combination of mayonnaise, sweet chilli sauce and cucumber was absolutely disgusting! I ended up opening up the wrap, pulling out the chicken, wiping the sauce off and eating only that. I love McDonalds sweet chilli dipping sauce and assume it would be similar to that and had no clue it also had mayo and cucumber. DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY! I might try the ranch one and get crispy this time.

    • Its not mayo, its a garlic sauce, so next time you eat it, you might want to request they take that off. Yes, it does taste better without it

  4. I tried the grilled ranch one and really enjoyed it. It was filled with vegetables and a good amount of chicken. It felt relatively healthy and was very satisfying.

  5. The one place this wrap fails is in the tortilla. There is absolutely no flavor in a flour tortilla. Opting for a flavorful corn, or at the least grilling the flour tortilla would add a lot complementing this wrap. I Think the biggest threat to MDs in trying to develop a jack of trades chain is that other companies have the upper hand on wraps, and are clearly the winners in this battle.

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