Fast Food Review: Dunkin’ Donuts Wake-Up Wraps
Ryan’s prediction in the comments section of ‘Food News: Dunkin’ Donuts Wake Up Wraps’ proved correct. These wraps are quite small. I was close to asking the cashier if she was joking when she handed it to me, but then I remembered I only paid $1.29 (with bacon) for the thing. My expectations weren’t too high, but I was still a bit excited because I’ve been searching for a new staple sandwich at Dunkin’ Donuts other than a sausage egg and cheese on a croissant. I’m getting tired of it. I need something else!
Let me say, I’m really glad I got the wrap at two locations. The first time I bought the wrap, it looked good. The second time (where these pictures are from)… not so much. They tasted just as good, but they just didn’t look so visually appealing. I think it boiled down to how they toasted the wraps. The first location used this cover that looked like a blanket and they put it over the wrap. They then placed it in the toaster. The result was a nice light toasting. The tortilla was still flexible, and had a light buttery flavor. The second location… I noticed no blanket, and it appeared that the wrap became crispier and wasn’t so easy to control. That buttery note was missing as well.
Overall, the ingredients were what you would expect. In the egg and cheese wrap (99 cents), the most dominant flavor was the cheese. There seemed to be more of it, and it was even more gooey which I like. When I got it with bacon ($1.29), the cheese tended to loose it’s gooey-ness, and the bacon flavor takes over. That’s not to say the bacon overpowered the other ingredients, it was just the most noticeable. The egg was your standard egg from a Dunkin Donuts sandwich. Nothing special.
The problem with the wrap is that it just isn’t filling. When I made the first purchase, I only bought one. After finishing it, my stomach needed more. It’s really just a tease. So on my second trip, I purchased two wraps and an iced coffee. (By the way, for those of you who dislike that sugar at the bottom of your Dunkin Donuts Iced Coffee, ask the cashier if they have ‘liquid sugar’. Most locations that I have been to carry it. You can now avoid sucking up grains of sugar!) I think two wraps was a perfect breakfast. I don’t want to over eat in the morning, so two of these wraps provided just enough. I still walked away paying less than if I had purchased a sausage, egg, and cheese with an iced coffee. However, I feel like the egg and cheese wrap could have cost less, and perhaps they could have charged 99 cents for the wrap with bacon. I know, it’s not that much, but it’s still a difference!
Will this be my new staple breakfast sandwich? Unfortunately, no. The price was OK and the ingredients weren’t awful, but it just couldn’t beat my staple sandwich. Perhaps their next item will be able to top the sausage sandwich. I definitely suggest you try it at least once. It won’t break your bank, so give it a try!
Pros: Cheap. When wrap is toasted properly, gives a nice flavor. Easy to eat on the go.
Cons: When the wrap is not toasted properly, you're getting tortilla crumbs everywhere. Not filling.
Grubbing on-the-go: 9.00/10
Price: $0.99 for Egg/Cheese, $1.29 for Bacon/Egg/Cheese
Overall GrubGrade: 7.25/10
More Info: DunkinDonuts.com
Wake-Up Wrap (Bolded numbers represent the wrap with bacon)
Calories - 170/190
Calories from Fat - 90/100
Total Fat - 10g/12g
Saturated Fat - 4g/4.5g
Trans Fat - 0g/0g
Carbs - 14g/14gCholesterol - 105mg/110mg
Sodium - 450 mg/540 mg
Dietary Fiber - 1g/1g
Protein - 7g/9g