McDonald’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
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.
McDonald’s Chicken and Ranch McWrap Review
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.
*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
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 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
McDonald’s Chicken and Bacon McWrap (crispy)
Calories from Fat: 270
Total Fat: 30g
Sat. Fat: 8g
Trans Fat: 0.5g
McDonald’s Chicken and Ranch McWrap (crispy)
Calories from Fat: 260
Total Fat: 29g
Sat. Fat: 8g
Trans Fat: 0.5g
McDonald’s Sweet Chili Chicken McWrap (crispy)
Calories from Fat: 200
Total Fat: 22g
Sat. Fat: 4.5g
Trans Fat: 0g