Fast Food Review: Big Mac Snack Wrap from McDonald’s

The Big Mac has always been my favorite sandwich at McDonald’s.   At 590 calories and 29 grams of fat, I rarely get it anymore.  Back in March, we posted that the Big Mac Snack Wrap was making it’s debut in Cananda.  It has finally made its way to my local McDonald’s (and apparently Nationwide), so I decided to give it a try.

Big Mac SnackwrapI have to say that I was apprehensive about the Big Mac being served as a snack wrap.   After all, the Big Mac jingle is:

Two all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun.

And its actually a triple-dose of bun.  But this review is about the snack wrap version, not the original.  This item is so new that it isn’t even on the McDonald’s website, so here is how the  Big Mac Snack Wrap was described in our recent post:

Delicious 100 percent pure beef, Big Mac special sauce, lettuce, Cheddar and Monterey Jack cheeses, pickles, and onions on a warm flour tortilla

The ingredients are accurate of the original Big Mac (of course substituting the bun with the tortilla) but in much smaller portions.  You get two sad slivers of beef patty in the Big Mac Snack Wrap. There is a little slice of what appeared to be American cheese (no Monterey Jack or Cheddar to be found), a few pieces of shredded lettuce and of course, the Big Mac “special sauce”.  The “special sauce” was a little off.  It didn’t seem to have the same tangy flavor of what I’m familar with on the original Big Mac.  Honestly, it’s probably the same sauce but it came across a little funny with the wrap.  Of course the standard sour McD’s pickles are also present.  The flour tortilla is pretty average and thankfully didn’t fall apart on me…but there really wasn’t enough in it to be an issue.  The Big Mac Snack Wrap is the same size as the chicken snack wraps McDonald’s carries but on the inside, I felt that it just wasn’t stuffed enough. I guess it’s hard to complain about a “snack” as they’re only $1.59 each.   But as you can see from the pictures…it’s pretty sad and small.

Big Mac Snack Wrap (open)

With a snack wrap taking the Big Mac name, I was at least hoping for the same flavor and satisfaction. This attempt fell short of average and dipped into the realm of mediocrity.  I would rather pay a little extra and get the classic Big Mac (which is currently at a special rate of 2 for $4.00).  I’ll stick to grilled chicken versions of the snack wrap and when in the mood, I’ll splurge on the Big Mac.

Big Mac Snackwrap (open)

Pros: Only $1.59. Might satisfy a Big Mac Attack without all the calories and fat.

Cons: Not enough meat. Special sauce was a little off. Made me want a Big Mac instead.

Taste: 5.50/10
Value: 6.00/10
Grubbing on-the-go: 6.50/10
Price: $1.59

Overall GrubGrade: 5.50/10

More Info: McDonalds.com
Nutrition Facts:
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36 comments on “Fast Food Review: Big Mac Snack Wrap from McDonald’s

  1. Jesse says:

    I definitely have not seen this. I’m a fan of the Big Mac and the Snack Wrap, but I don’t think I’d like them combined. I’ll have to pick one up.

  2. ChrisSh says:

    :( That doesn’t look very good. And all I ever get at McD’s are the grilled chicken snack wraps, so I don’t have anything against wraps!

  3. Adam Bomb says:

    The pic of the wrap opened up looks like the took the food that they found in the floor sweepings at the end of the day and put it on a tortilla!

  4. Ken says:

    How disappointing! I had high hopes for this considering the Big Mac is one of my favorites.

  5. brad says:

    I had this recently and was super disappointed. It’s such a half baked idea implemented even more haphazardly.

  6. TomHandy says:

    I concur. I do like a Big Mac from time to time, and I do like the snack wraps, but a big mac snack wrap sounds and looks horrifying.

  7. SkippyMom says:

    I swear when I saw the picture of it opened up I laughed. What a joke. I know a tortilla can’t hold all the ingredients of a full size Big Mac, but the only ingredient on there that is true to the original is the pickles. You are getting almost less than half a burger!!

    Thanks for the review. I too love Big Macs, but they are too much for me. Now I know to really avoid a lesser version that really? Looks like a minus.

  8. ratbuddy says:

    Eww, looks like the ingredients from half a cheeseburger for double the price.

  9. Justin says:

    That looks gross.

  10. If I hadn’t read this review, I might have made the mistake of trying one of these! It looks dreadful!

  11. Ryan says:

    Looks pretty pathetic…but for $1.59 I will still have to give it a try. The Big Mac Snack Wrap seems to be banking on the Big Mac name for some sales.

    @ ratbuddy … Yeah seriously…maybe even less than half of a cheeseburger. I’d like to weigh this $1.59 wrap against a $1.00 McDouble.

    I’ve only had maybe 2 Big Mac’s in my entire life by the way…but that 2 for $4 deal sounds pretty good. As snackwraps go at McD’s…I like the crispy chicken w/ chipotle BBQ sauce, it’s decent.

  12. Adam Bomb says:

    The more I think about this wrap, the more it disappoints me that they’d actually try to sell it. McDonald’s is like this HUGE corporation, and they must have some really expert people coming up with new product ideas. I mean, those people are probably making big money. And they actually thought this was a good idea? Someone should be fired just for giving this thing the green light, LOL.

  13. Wow, that looked pitiful. The slivers of beef in that last pic looked like 2 manatees eating seaweed.

  14. Pam says:

    Man, that is one sad looking wrap

  15. ratbuddy says:

    FFM buddy, I gotta disagree. It looks like a pair of deuces dropped by someone with a minor bowel obstruction who couldn’t find a bathroom but had a tortilla with a little bit of burger condiments.

  16. Hatchet Homie says:

    I work at mcdonalds and I love the big mac snack wrap. Maybe they just didn’t make it correctly where you got it. The meat in the picture above looks like single meat and the meat that your supposed to use is quarter meat. Don’t let this post stop you from trying one, I’m sure you’ll like it if you like the big mac.

  17. SNACKWRAPLOVER says:

    I do not know what you guys are talking about i love this.

  18. BeanThugLyfe says:

    AdamBomb is right–it totally looks like floor sweepings!

  19. Elizabeth L. Frasier says:

    Any McD’s is disgusting. You literally have to get a bowl movement/after eating any meat products. It all reheated/freeze dried junk they serve to astronauts made out of cow poop. Its sick how many people at because it so easy to access and its cheap.

  20. kellie says:

    woah…i just had one and i didnt look like that at all…mine had a whole patty and in was really good, but i went at like 9 so it wasent busy

  21. gizzm says:

    this thing looks awful…and it does look it came from a garbage can!

    Sorry, I don’t want to eat like the homeless and have to pay for it.

  22. Ga Lunch Mom says:

    I just had a Big Mack Snack Wrap. It had exactly half of one beef pattie, a drizzle of special sauce, two pickles and two shreds of lettuce. I am still hungry! This wrap should be an appetizer for the Big Mac. Not worth my $1.59. At least the cheeseburger on the dollar menu has a full beef pattie.

  23. John Siebert says:

    If you like the Big Mac, then get the Big Mac. You will be disappointed in this snack wrap. Definitely not worthy of the Big Mac name. McDonald’s will pull this from the market soon.

  24. LAWDAWG says:

    It looks like a turd in a tortilla, No THanks.

  25. Elayna says:

    McD’s fan here, but never of the Big Mac. I heard the advertisement for the wrap and thought, “what the heck, that was over 20 years ago that I didn’t like it, and let me give it a try”.
    Tastes change over the years…bye bye double cheeseburgers and quarter pounders. The wrap is the perfect size and taste for me.

  26. Tim says:

    It looks rather anemic compared to their ads and, if McDonald’s claims to have certain items in it, then it should. Think I’ll try it just once and see for myself.

  27. chris says:

    this is a fail BIG TIME. dont waste your pennies

  28. sue says:

    I had one Friday and wanted another today-Sunday-when I had to grab food on the go. I found it to be lighter with the same flavors.
    I liked it! They are $1.49 in Ohio.

  29. David says:

    They should serve these in a barf bag. I think I threw up a little in my mouth just seeing it.

  30. Bryan says:

    Just tried this thing — What I was “expecting” was a “wrap” version of the Big Mac. It’s not advertised that I saw as a “snack” wrap… That said — It tasted ok, but frankly NOT worth the money.

    It was 1/2 of a reg hamburger patty, cut in half, and then a little lettuce and pickles and the sauce.

    If as someone before who said they worked there said it was supposed to be using the 1/4 hamburger — they just ripped me off!
    Had it been made with that, it would have more closely resembled the regular sandwich.

    Would love to see the REAL way they’re supposed to be made, and then compare to what’s reality.

    As other said, reg cheeseburger for the $69 better deal if you don’t want a big sandwich.

  31. Jay says:

    Keep in mind a Big Mac uses standard patties uses in all of McD’s small sandwiches (it’s a glorified Double Cheeseburger) while the Mac Snack Wrap actually uses half of a QPC’s patty.

    So you’re getting about 2 oz. of meat. A normal Mac patty is like 1.7 oz. or something, so you’re getting more meat in a Mac Snack Wrap than half a Big Mac.

    Half a slice of cheese, one shot of sauce instead of two, one pinch of lettuce instead of two… it’s literally a half of a Big Mac, besides the bun.

    My McD’s sells them for $1.75. A Big Mac here is about $3.75 I think, so 2 snack wraps comes fairly close. (Not to mention if you order two, they’ll likely give you both halves of the same piece of meat, one in each wrap).

    Personally, I don’t see the appeal. It’s a cleaner way to eat a Big Mac, which is a tough sandwich to pull out of the box and consume without spilling lettuce everywhere while you’re driving. I really think the evening drive is what it was designed for, nothing more, nothing less. Just because it’s a wrap doesn’t make it any healthier.

    Personally, the only wrap I’d buy is grilled chicken. Every time.

  32. I actually enjoy these, we have had them here, in Ontario Canada for about a year and a bit, they’re a little pricey $1.98 + taxes, but I’ve yet to have a bad one.

  33. WrapsAlright says:

    I just tried one of these last week for the first time. I like many of the posters here didn’t find the idea of a big mac in a wrap appealing. Plus, the fast food tortillas always seem stale, and taste off like they have too many preservatives. I was pleasently suprised when I had it .. you really taste the sauce, which I find is absorbed by the bun usually. The tortilla wasn’t stale, it tasted good but looked a bit glossy and plasticly ..really what else could I expect for McD’s. For those saying it didn’t fill you ..remember it is a “snack” wrap not a “meal” wrap. I would get one again.

  34. Ub says:

    Some of you people are total idiots! It’s a great product and it’s designed for people who like the Big Mac but can’t eat that much. Granted the picture shown does not look great but most of the time they do look much better and they use high quality products.

  35. Adam says:

    McDonalds has a quality products?

    What kind of brainwashed garbage have you been listening to? Their ingredients are all processed frozen crap!

    Idiot.