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.
I 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.
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.
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.
Grubbing on-the-go: 6.50/10
Overall GrubGrade: 5.50/10
More Info: McDonalds.com
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