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.
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.
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.
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.
Grubbing on-the-go: 8.00/10
Overall GrubGrade: 7.25 (Decent)
More Info: McDonalds.com