Fast Food Review: Angus Snack Wraps from McDonald’s

The inevitable “next step” in fast food these days seems to involve taking a successful idea and making it into a more affordable product.  In the case of McDonald’s, they have taken their premium line of Angus Third Pounders and cut the price in half, made it smaller and ditched the bun for a wrap.  What you’ve got now is an Angus Snack Wrap.

Like it’s predecessor, their are 3 choices of Angus Snack Wrap; Bacon and Cheese, Deluxe, Mushroom and Swiss.  Also like it’s predecessor, you’ve got some aspects that work and some that just don’t.   As always, what it boils down to is personal tastes.  What you’re getting with the Angus Snack Wraps is half of a 1/3 pound burger patty stuffed in a flour tortilla with the same ingredients as the Third Pounders.  I think that the McDonald’s line of premium Angus burgers were executed well and should rank up there with some of the better big-chain fast food burgers.  The burger patties were relatively non-greasy, yet flavorful and the sesame seed buns… were of fresh/sturdy and of higher quality than most other buns I’ve had at McD’s.

Bacon & Cheese Angus Wrap: red onion, pickles, bacon, American cheese, ketchup, mustard

For whatever reason, I liked the Bacon and Cheese Snack Wrap version better than the actual sandwich version.  I deducted points from the Bacon and Cheese sandwich because of the lackluster bacon.  There wasn’t anything new about the bacon and I wished McD’s would’ve introduced something improved here… and how about a cheese option?  I think I probably liked the wrap version better than the sandwich version because of the smaller size.  I finished the Snack Wrap a lot faster than the sandwich version so I guess there wasn’t enough time to start to dislike it even more.  Note: I think a McDonald’s employee used a Super Soaker to apply ketchup to my Bacon and Cheese Wrap.

Deluxe Angus Snack Wrap: lettuce leaf, red onions, tomato, pickles, American cheese, mayo and mustard

With the Angus Third Pounders, I liked the Deluxe a lot and the produce was a big reason for that. In my original review (in reference to the produce) I said,  “Looks like it was just plucked from the garden, no foolin’.  I expect fresh lettuce from Wendy’s, but McDonald’s?  Seriously?  Yeah and the red onion and tomato impressed me just as much.”  The wrap version didn’t wow me with the fresh produce like the sandwich versions did.  This really doesn’t make much sense, but I’m just making an observation.  Maybe my McDonald’s was having an off day today?  Plus this thing was PACKED with thick mayo… kinda gross, I had to surgically remove most of it.  The Deluxe is very good as a sandwich and just kinda decent as a wrap… I’m starting to miss the bun.  Note: I’m pretty sure a McDonald’s employee used a large gardening shovel when adding mayo to this wrap.

Mushroom & Swiss Angus Snack Wrap: sauteed mushrooms, Swiss cheese, mayo

The Mushroom and Swiss…well, I’m just not the biggest ‘shroom lover plus there’s a way-too-much-mayo issue again here.  This one will depend on whether or not you like mushrooms.  I can deal in smaller doses but it’s just overwhelming here.  As for Swiss cheese… not really a huge fan of that either, and there is a ton of it.  All I can say is I don’t know how this could be a great seller.  Why not a western style Angus wrap?  You know, burger patty, onion straws, cheddar cheese and a smoky BBQ sauce.  No brainer.  Note: I just can’t be fair to the Mushroom & Swiss Angus Wrap

This is all just a refresher recap for you because ingredient-wise, nothing is changed with the wraps except for bread is now a flour tortilla wrap.  It’s an uninspired tortilla that is void of much taste but does the trick in cutting out carbs and calories… plus it did a nice job keeping the wraps intact.  It’s really inside what counts and it’s all still there.  My opinion hasn’t changed much as far as favorites go… Deluxe 1, Bacon and Cheese 2, Mushroom and Swiss 3.  A decent taste of the originals for $1.99, but I still prefer the actual burger.

Pros: $1.99 each. Variety of 3. Tasty burger and fresh produce.

Cons: Distribution of ingredients was a little off (too much mayo or ketchup) I prefer the sandwich version.

Taste: 7.25/10
Value: 7.25/10
Grubbing on-the-go: 8.00/10
Price: $1.99

Overall GrubGrade: 7.25 (Decent)

More Info: McDonalds.com

11 comments on “Fast Food Review: Angus Snack Wraps from McDonald’s

  1. Jessica Leigh says:

    I think the Deluxe version would be the best and I might try it next time I go to McDonalds! I will agree with you that they must use shovels to put mayo on their wraps. Whenever I order the Chicken wrap, I get it with no ranch, add mayo and they PILE it on (they do this at Wendy’s too) so I’ve started requesting “a little bit of mayo” and they give me a regular amount.

  2. J.B. says:

    As I have stated before I prefer the mushrooms and swiss over the other two wraps.
    I don’t really like the regular burgers, but I like them as wraps for some reason.

    I think the reason they seem to have their stuff applied with a super soaker as you have said is that McDonalds likely uses those pre-measured guns and they probably are pre-measured for the larger sandwiches so when they squirt it out onto the wrap it is double what you really need.
    For me it is great for the mushroom and swiss because it makes it really creamy.

  3. Raiders757 says:

    I doubt I’ll ever try these, as I go to McDonald’s for the standard fries and burgers. Oh, and McNuggets as well. Still, great review.

    You also bring up something that always bothers me about condiments being added to ones food by others. It always seems it’s either too much, or too little. Rarely do they ever get it right. I really wish it was the law to serve food with the condiments and special sauces on the side. I like to add it on my own, be it on burgers or tacos.

  4. rob says:

    Makes me want to order the “extra mayo” version just to see what in the name of God they come up with …

  5. Nick says:

    I love the mushroom/swiss, but I really dig mushrooms. It almost tastes like beef stroganoff. I’ll easily pay the extra fitty cent to get this over my grilled chicken chipotle wrap, and would rather get two of the wraps over one sandwich.

    What I’d like for them to do is make one with the new kind of breakfast steak they have now. It’d be killer.

  6. jason Ambrosino says:

    I have to say that I am not (was not) a fast food eater…with the exception of the occasional 10 piece chicken nugget…nostalgic value…then came these snack wraps. I love them, and my mcdonalds here must take pride in their job, maybe they are thankful they have a job in this economy, but nearly every time I get a wrap it looks just like the pictures…I know hard to believe. But the bottom line is, I love them!! The deluxe is my favorite, the gooey texture of the shroom burger wasnt all that great, and the bacon burger was boring, so I will stick to the Deluxe. I usually rip off the any extra of the tortilla, Im not a big bread fan anyways, and there is a significant calorie savings from not eating the butter soaked buns. McDonalds is doing some great things, and to think just a decade ago their future was looking pretty gloomy. Our McDonlads has just introduced the Mac Wrap, which is a big mac without the bun, I didnt like it, but maybe there are some mac fans out there that would have.

  7. jdlaughead says:

    I thought the Angus beef, with mushrooms, and cheese Wrap, really great, a sandwich to die for. The mushrooms were really fantastic, and the price very reasonable.

  8. Yuki says:

    i only like the mushroom and swiss one but they do put to much swiss cheese on it XP

  9. HannaBanana says:

    Got a coupon to try all three kinds for free and found that the mayo issue made comparisons impossible. I ended up taking all three apart and building my own super wrap.
    After scraping off 1/4-1/3 cup mayo off each of the deluxe and the mushroom versions, I tossed both 1/2 patties into the bacon version. Result: 1.5 patties + 1 strip languishing bacon + few slices tomato + few slices onion + few pickles + 1/2 leaf lettuce + 1.5 slices americanish cheese +ketchup + 1 tortilla= approx 650 calories of almost-edible.
    The bacon should be left to die with the other tortillas and mayo, if you choose to try this. It added nothing. However, a shot of mustard could help. The mushrooms were truly funky, foul, and seemed like the slimy ones that need to be tossed from the fridge.

    Eh. Free made it okay, but paying for it would have had me complaining to corporate.

  10. Rosa says:

    I like it with no cheese, mayo , I put mustard . Does anyone knows the calories with this version

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