Photo: Elizabeth Hait
In early June, Slashfood writer Lindsay Damast attended a product tasting event for McDonald's during which the company unveiled forthcoming menu items such as McCafe Real Fruit Smoothies, McCafe Frappes and Angus Snack Wraps. The smoothies and frappes successfully launched to the public earlier this summer, and McDonald's finally rolled out the snack wraps nationwide yesterday.
Each of the three varieties -- Deluxe, Bacon & Cheese and Mushroom and Swiss -- contains a 100% Angus beef patty wrapped up in a flour tortilla.
Two overall notes on all of the wraps: First, all three contained too much mayonnaise -- it was dripping out of the wrap (as you can tell from the photo above) and onto the wrapper and our desks. We have a big problem with the cheese being overshadowed by the mayo. Secondly, the tortilla wraps themselves were too large. In each instance, we finished the contents of the wrap and found ourselves with leftover tortilla.
Each wrap reviewed in full after the jump ...
Deluxe Angus Wrap
Nutritional Info: 25 grams fat, 410 calories
What's in it: Angus beef, tomato, American cheese, pickles, lettuce and red onions.
Our testers said: "I wasn't sure how I would feel about eating my burger in a wrap, but turns out it wasn't so bad. However, when looking at the calories and fat compared to the actual burger, I might as well go for the full-fat option." "When I think of a 'snack,' I think of something less heavy and something that will boost my energy level. After eating this, I just wanted to take a nap." "My favorite part about this wrap was the crunchy pickles."
Bacon & Cheese Angus Wrap
Nutritional Info: 21 grams fat, 390 calories
What's in it: Angus beef, bacon, American cheese, pickles and red onions
Our testers said: "The ketchup mixed with the fake, stringy bacon produced a pungent taste in my mouth -- close to drinking tomato juice while eating a dry beef burger with waxy cheese -- it's not a good combination." "This wrap left me with no words -- it was that bad."
Mushroom & Swiss Angus Wrap
Nutritional Info: 26 grams fat, 430 calories
What's in it: Angus beef, mushrooms and Swiss cheese
Our testers said: "If there was a grade letter lower than F, this wrap would have received it." "This is a complete mess in my mouth -- the mushrooms tasted like they came right out of a can (with a metal aftertaste)." "I would much rather eat any one of those Taco Bell Cantina Tacos than ever eat this wrap ever again."
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