Fast Food Review: Cool Wraps from Chick-fil-A

There is no shame in the fact that I love Chick-fil-A.  It is by far my favorite fast food joint and I probably average a weekly visit.  I can only imagine how many extra dollars I am saving from the “Closed on Sundays” practice that makes Chick-fil-A  a truly unique quick-serve restaurant.  A place that is more than just delicious chicken sandwiches, Chick-fil-A has a line of three Chicken Cool Wraps that I’ve been grubbing on for years.  It’s time to share my thoughts…

Chick-fil-A Chicken Cool Wraps

From Left to Right: Chargrilled, Caesar and Spicy (in halves)

  • Let’s start off with the traditional Chargrilled Chicken Cool Wrap.  Described by CFA as:

Slices of grilled chicken breast nestled in a fresh bed of Green Leaf lettuce and red cabbage, served with shredded carrots, tomato slices and a subtle blend of Monterey Jack and Cheddar cheese tightly rolled in multigrain flat bread and served with customer’s choice of dressing.  Made fresh daily.

The most traditional of the three cool wraps.  The Chargrilled Chicken Cool Wrap was my first encounter with a Chick-fil-A wrap and to this day remains a solid choice.  The fact that it’s the most traditional benefits this wrap from going really well with just about any dressing.  Pour a little Buttermilk Ranch or Fat-Free Honey Mustard dressing on this wrap and you’ve got a delicious handheld meal.  The combination of cool grilled chicken breast slices mixed with crispy fresh veggies makes for an almost guilt-free lunch or dinner (just go easy on the dressing). As is the case with Chick-fil-A salads, the Cool Wraps are made fresh daily and contain quality ingredients.  My only major gripe would be the multigrain flatbread can be a little on the dry side but something that is quickly remedied by some extra dressing.

Chick-fil-A Chargrilled Chicken Cool Wrap

Chargrilled Chicken Cool Wrap

  • Another Cool Wrap in the trio is the ever popular Chicken Caesar Cool Wrap.  Described by CFA as:

Slices of grilled chicken breast nestled in a fresh mix of Romaine lettuce served with Parmesan cheese tightly rolled in multigrain flat bread and served with Caesar dressing.  Made fresh daily.

Probably the most popular of all chicken wraps would be one that is modeled after a well-liked salad.  The Chicken Caesar Cool Wrap gets by with fewer ingredients than the rest of the bunch, but boasts a big flavor with a hefty amount of Parmesan cheese.  Simply going with grilled chicken, cheese and lettuce, this wrap also gets a lot of fans with the creamy Caesar dressing. The four main ingredients merge to give you one of the most flavorful wraps, but also comes with the added calories and fat. There’s no shredded carrots, cabbage or tomatoes added for the extra dose of vitamins, but you will come away with a smile on your face as this is one tasty wrap.

Chick-fil-A Chicken Caesar Cool Wrap

Chicken Caesar Cool Wrap

Last but not least is the Spicy Chicken Cool Wrap.  Described by CFA as:

Slices of spicy grilled chicken breast nestled in a fresh bed of Green Leaf lettuce and red cabbage, served with tomato slices and a subtle blend of Monterey Jack and Cheddar cheese tightly rolled in multigrain flat bread and served with spicy dressing.  Made fresh daily.

Sort of an oxymoron here with the Spicy Chicken Cool Wrap.  This wrap combines fresh and cool veggies like lettuce, red cabbage and tomatoes and is changed up a bit with seasoned grilled chicken.  This is the only wrap that uses a flavoring to the chicken breast strips.  I’ll be honest, there isn’t anything spicy at all about the wrap by itself.  The “spicy” chicken is simply a light smokey seasoning that brings absolutely zero heat. Where the heat comes in is with the Spicy Dressing.  The Spicy Dressing ingredient list consists of red and green chile peppers for a little bit of spice and also Chipotle peppers for a little smokey flavoring.  For you chile-heads out there, you will be very unimpressed by the heat so heed my warning.  The Monterrey Jack and Cheddar cheese blend works in perfect harmony with the dressing.  While you don’t quite get the spicy you might be expecting, this is one of the tastier wraps and my personal favorite.

CFA Spicy Chicken Cool Wrap

Spicy Chicken Cool Wrap

As I mentioned at the beginning of this review, I’ve been getting these Chick-fil-A Cool Wraps for years.  I recall they used to be packaged in a paper-foil type wrap and they were prone to sogginess.  A little over a year ago, CFA upgraded to the clamshell plastic packaging you see in the pictures above.  It has been a great upgrade and has kept the “cool” aspect intact a lot better.  Also with the upgraded packaging, the flatbread recipe was upgraded to a higher quality multi-grain.  This change has provided for a heartier and tastier wrap.  Some complaints I’ve heard have been issues with the wrap flatbread sometimes falling apart easily and I’ve experienced that from time to time.  I’ve come to expect the falling-apart issues with most wraps and it hasn’t slowed me down from ordering them over and over again. All 3 wraps are under 500 calories and pack well over 30 grams of protein to fill you up. Dropping $4.75 for the wrap alone ($7.35 for a combo) is a little on the pricier side but when a fast food joint is consistently making me some quality grub, I won’t hesitate being a repeat buyer.

Pros: Quality. Fresh and tasty. Nice packaging. Filling. Less than 500 calories each.

Cons: A little pricey. Sometimes falls apart. Flatbread can be a little dry.

Taste: 8.50/10
Value: 5.75/10
Grubbing on-the-go: 5.00/10
Price: $4.75

Overall GrubGrade: 7.75/10 (Chargrilled) | 7.50/10 (Caesar) | 8.25/10 (Spicy)

More Info: ChickfilA.com
Nutrition Facts:
Cool Wraps (w/o dressing) Chargrilled
Calories - 410
Fat - 12 grams
Saturated Fat - 4 grams
Cholesterol - 50 milligrams
Sodium - 1510 milligrams
Carbs - 49 grams
Sugars - 7 grams
Dietary Fiber - 9 grams
Protein - 33 grams
Caesar
Calories - 460
Fat - 15 grams
Saturated Fat - 6 grams
Cholesterol - 60 milligrams
Sodium - 1720 milligrams
Carbs - 46 grams
Sugars - 6 grams
Dietary Fiber - 8 grams
Protein - 39 grams
Spicy
Calories - 400
Fat - 12 grams
Saturated Fat - 4 grams
Cholesterol - 60 milligrams
Sodium - 1320 milligrams
Carbs - 47 grams
Sugars - 6 grams
Dietary Fiber - 9 grams
Protein - 35 grams

11 comments on “Fast Food Review: Cool Wraps from Chick-fil-A

  1. How’s the chicken in these…I’d expect nothing but the best from CFA but typically I find fast food wraps to be dry…is this true here too? I bet I’d love these…all of them. But man, if you don’t find it spicy at all I will think it’s nothing more than a little black pepper :P

    One of the things I find funny is “made fresh daily”….I mean, that’s not really a good or plus point necessarily….now “made fresh to order” to me would be much much much better. When I hear “made fresh daily” I get the idea that they were produced in a local commissary at around 1AM and delivered to all local restaurants. That would mean at 6pm my wrap would’ve still been made “fresh” that day but old as heck. I could be wrong though.

    • CFA employee says:

      I work at chick fil a and the wraps are made fresh daily. But what we do is make them in the morning around 10 (right before we switch to lunch) and then put those in the cooler. Then all of those get ordered by around 2 pm or so and the prep person makes more of them at 2 which we use those up in the afternoon/dinner. Also if you have a special request like you want no cheese in your wrap, we can make one especially for you right then. It just may take up to a ten minute wait depending how busy we are . Hope this helps!

  2. Ryan says:

    The chicken is identical to the chicken found on the salads. Check out the reviews of that for some chicken pics. I’ve had these wraps at lunchtime and even into the late night and it seems just as fresh either way. I’m pretty sure everything is prepared on site.

    I find a lot of wraps to be dry too…but that’s what the dressing is for. :) Most fast food joints have chicken wraps these days…but most seem to be hot/warm wraps so they don’t really have to worry about coming off as fresh. The CFA Cool wraps always taste cool and fresh to me…like a fresh salad in a tortilla. CFA salads are awesome….I highly recommend them. Just imagine that in a multi-grain wrap.

    Prior to the updated plastic clamshell packaging, the wraps were packaged in a paper foil…and they really came off to me as prepped on site. I can understand the new packaging might lead you to believe that it was put together somewhere else though.

  3. P I’m just a hater ’cause I can’t try ‘em, haha

  4. MMM Chick Wraps. Of course you would write this one Ryan :D I hoped you enjoyed you bliss of wraps!

  5. rob says:

    I’ve been eating at Chick fil A since 1978 off and on and I’ve never had anything but their original sandwich, I love it too much. Sometimes I’ll approach the counter with the intent of trying something different but when my mouth opens the words “I’ll have a Chick-fil-A” always come out.

  6. SkippyMom says:

    Those look awfully yummy – the Caesar especially. I love Caesar dressing. mmmmm

  7. cress says:

    I have always been tempted to try the spicy wrap, since there is not a spicy ANTHING except this wrap on their menu. I am glad I read this. I would want a little more heat in the actual chicken than just having a spicy dressing for it. That said, I MAY try this anyway. I know Chick-Fil-A will nationally roll out a Spicy Original Sandwich in the next few months. I wonder if they would consider a spicier reworking to their grilled chicken products.

  8. Heather says:

    I have had the Chicken Caesar Wrap and the Chargrilled Chicken Wrap and the Chicken Caesar is my favorite. I don’t like really spicy foods so I have been reluctant to try the Spicy Chicken Wrap. I might just have to give it a try now that I know the wrap itself isn’t very spicy.

  9. Natalie says:

    I worked at Chick-fil-A during my senior year of high school a few years ago and the wraps were a favorite shift meal of mine (and off shift.) The chicken in caesar and chargrilled is the exact same piece of chicken from the grilled chicken sandwich (same marinade and cooking process) and the SW wrap chicken has added spices on it. This is the same as the salad as well. All wraps and salads were made on-site, though back then we didn’t necessarily make them every day (stuff was always thrown out Wednesday and Saturday nights but we’d often run out during the day so they were constantly being made) so I guess it’s good that changed, though I never experienced issues with freshness.

    I live in a region without Chick-fil-A now and it’s the fast food place I miss the most. I keep begging my mom to ship me polynesian sauce, but she hasn’t yet. One day maybe.

  10. Jeanette says:

    The wraps are definitely a favorite of mine. I am currently working at a Chick-fil-A and can happily say that they really are made every day in the restaurant. Many Chick-fil-A’s have two prep teams… one to prep food for the lunch rush and one to prep foods for the dinner rush. You can be assured that you really are getting the fresh food :-)