McDonalds Premium McWrap

Review of McDonald’s Premium McWraps


premium mcwrapMcDonald’s has created three new wraps. These are the Premium McWrap Chicken & Bacon, the Premium McWrap Chicken & Ranch and the Premium McWrap Sweet Chili Chicken. Each of the McDonald’s Premium McWraps comes with either grilled or crispy chicken.

I want to start by saying that in the past I have not been a fan of wraps. I find them cold, soggy, flimsy, lacking in flavor and not very satisfying. However, McDonald’s with their new Premium McWraps may have solved these shortcomings.

New Packaging for the McDonald’s Premium McWraps

premium mcwrap

premium mcwrapTo solve the cold and flimsy problems with wraps McDonald’s has created premium packaging for the Premium McWraps. Instead of wrapping the Premium McWraps in paper like its Snack Wraps, it now comes in a box that fits the McWrap perfectly. The box comes with a pull tab says “RELEASE THE FLAVOR” and arrows all the way around the middle. When you remove the pull tab completely, you will be able to pull off the top. The box keeps the Premium McWrap warm and keeps it from falling apart as you eat it.

Reviewing the McDonald’s Premium McWraps

To review the Premium McWraps I dinned in at the McDonald’s at 2796 Main Street in San Diego, CA. The restaurant was very busy with lots of customers when I arrived. The lobby stayed busy during my entire visit. Even though the store was very busy, the lobby was clean and the service was fast and friendly.

During my visit, I tried two of the three Premium McWraps. I wanted each Premium McWrap served hot and fresh so I ordered each one separately. I had the Premium McWrap Sweet Chili Chicken with Grilled Chicken first, followed by the Premium McWrap Chicken & Ranch with Crispy Chicken.

McDonald’s Premium McWrap Sweet Chili Chicken (Grilled)

premium mcwrapThe Premium McWrap Sweet Chili Chicken (Grilled) comes with a grilled chicken breast filet cut into pieces, crisp cucumber slices, spring greens, shredded lettuce, sweet chili and creamy garlic sauce, wrapped in a warm flour tortilla.

First impressions are that it looks good and is big enough to be a meal. The tortilla and chicken were warm and stayed warm enough during the meal to remain satisfying. It seams that the box may have helped with that. The Sweet Chili and Garlic Sauce combined well to give this McWrap flavor without being overly spicy. The cold of the crisp cucumber was a nice surprise with each bite.  Unlike Wendy’s Flatbread Grilled Chicken Sandwiches that ran out of chicken before it ran out of bread, the McDonald’s Premium McWrap had chicken in every bite. My only complaint is that the filling did fall out when I got near the bottom. Folding the bottom of the tortilla could have prevented this. The filling did stay in place for my second Premium McWrap though, as it had a fold on the bottom. Looks like someone may have forgot a step with the first one.

 

premium mcwrap
McDonalds Premium McWrap Sweet Chili Chicken (Grilled) Nutrition Facts

Health wise the Premium McWrap Sweet Chili Chicken with grilled chicken is the healthiest of all six McWrap combinations. Except for the sodium, that is a little high at 1030 mg. the rest of the nutrition facts for this McWrap are good. Total calories are only 360 and calories from fat are low at 80. The total fat is low at 9 grams saturated fat is 2.5 grams and there is no Trans Fat. Cholesterol is ok at 65 mg. Total Carbohydrates are good at 44 grams. Dietary Fiber is a little low at only 2 grams. Sugars are 10 grams and protein is good at 27 grams. The known allergens for the McDonald’s Premium McWrap Sweet Chili Chicken with grilled chicken are Soy Lecithin, Wheat, Egg and Milk.

McDonald’s Premium McWrap Sweet Chili Chicken (Crispy)

The Premium McWrap Sweet Chili Chicken (Crispy) comes with a crispy chicken breast filet cut into pieces, crisp cucumber slices, spring greens, shredded lettuce, sweet chili and creamy garlic sauce, wrapped in a warm flour tortilla.

premium mcwrap
McDonalds Premium McWrap Sweet Chili Chicken (Crispy) Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts for the Premium McWrap Sweet Chili Chicken with crispy chicken are: Total calories are only 360 and calories from fat are low at 80. The total fat is low at 9 grams saturated fat is 2.5 grams and there is no Trans Fat. Cholesterol is ok at 65 mg. Total Carbohydrates are good at 44 grams. Dietary Fiber is a little low at only 2 grams. Sugars are 10 grams and protein is good at 27 grams. The known allergens for the McDonald’s Premium McWrap Sweet Chili Chicken with grilled chicken are Wheat, Egg and Milk.

McDonald’s Premium McWrap Chicken & Ranch (Crispy)

premium mcwrapThe Premium McWrap Chicken & Ranch comes with a crispy chicken breast filet cut into pieces, two half slices of tomato, crisp cucumber slices, spring greens, shredded lettuce, cheddar jack cheese, seasoned rice vinegar and buttermilk ranch sauce, wrapped in a warm flour tortilla.

I liked this Premium McWrap equally as well. I was sure that my favorite Premium McWrap was going to be the Premium McWrap Sweet Chili Chicken. However, both were good and I could recommend either one. The rice vinegar and buttermilk ranch sauce was not too thick so it mixed well with the rest of the ingredients to make this a very flavorful meal. The crispy chicken is battered and breaded so the outside has a little bit of crispiness without being too crunchy or hard. The tomato, cool crisp cucumbers and spring greens give some extra texture to the McWrap that also complement the flavor. The Cheddar jack Cheese was hardly noticeable but I am sure it contributed to the overall great taste of this Premium McWrap.

premium mcwrap
McDonalds Premium McWrap Chicken & Ranch (Crispy) Nutrition Facts

Overall, the Premium McWrap Chicken & Ranch with Crispy chicken is still on the healthier side of the fast food menu. However, it is one of the least healthy of the Premium McWraps. Only the Premium McWrap Chicken & Bacon with the Crispy Chicken comes out less healthy. Total calories for this Premium McWrap are 590 and calories from fat are at 260. The total fat is high at 29 grams saturated fat is also high at 8 grams and there is .5 grams of Trans Fat. Cholesterol is ok at 60 mg. Of course, sodium is high at 1300 mg. Total Carbohydrates are good at 56 grams. Dietary Fiber is a little low at only 3 grams. Sugars are 8 grams and protein is good at 26 grams. The known allergens for the McDonald’s Premium McWrap Chicken & Ranch with crispy chicken are Wheat, Soy, Egg and Milk.

McDonald’s Premium McWrap Chicken & Ranch (Grilled)

The Premium McWrap Chicken & Ranch comes with a grilled chicken breast filet cut into pieces, two half slices of tomato, crisp cucumber slices, spring greens, shredded lettuce, cheddar jack cheese, seasoned rice vinegar and buttermilk ranch sauce, wrapped in a warm flour tortilla.

premium mcwrap
McDonalds Premium McWrap Chicken & Ranch (Grilled) Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts for the Premium McWrap Chicken & Ranch with Grilled chicken are as follows: Total calories for this Premium McWrap are 430 and calories from fat are at 140. The total fat is good at 16 grams saturated fat is also ok at 6 grams and there is no Trans Fat. Cholesterol is ok at 80 mg. Of course, sodium is high at 1130 mg. Total Carbohydrates are good at 42 grams. Dietary Fiber is a little low at only 3 grams. Sugars are 6 grams and protein is very good at 30 grams. The known allergens for the McDonald’s Premium McWrap Chicken & Ranch with grilled chicken are Wheat, Soy Lecithin, Egg, Milk and Soy.

McDonald’s Premium Chicken & Bacon (Crispy)

The Premium McWrap Chicken & Bacon (Crispy) comes with a crispy chicken breast filet cut into pieces, hickory-smoked bacon, two half slices of tomato, spring greens, shredded lettuce, cheddar jack cheese, and a creamy garlic sauce, wrapped in a warm flour tortilla.

premium mcwrap
McDonalds Premium McWrap Chicken & Bacon (Crispy) Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts for the Premium McWrap Chicken and Bacon with crispy chicken are: Total calories are 600 and calories from fat are low at 270. The total fat is high at 30 grams saturated fat is high at 8 grams and there is no Trans Fat. Cholesterol is ok at 70 mg. Sodium is high at 1420 mg. Total Carbohydrates are good at 54 grams. Dietary Fiber is a little low at only 3 grams. Sugars are 7 grams and protein is good at 30 grams. The known allergens for the McDonald’s Premium McWrap Chicken & Bacon with crispy chicken are Wheat, Egg and Milk.

McDonald’s Premium Chicken & Bacon (Grilled)

The Premium McWrap Chicken & Bacon (Grilled) comes with a Grilled chicken breast filet cut into pieces, hickory-smoked bacon, two half slices of tomato, spring greens, shredded lettuce, cheddar jack cheese, and a creamy garlic sauce, wrapped in a warm flour tortilla.

premium mcwrap
McDonalds Premium McWrap Chicken & Bacon (Grilled) Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts for the Premium McWrap Chicken and Bacon with grilled chicken are: Total calories are 440 and calories from fat are low at 150. The total fat is ok at 16 grams saturated fat is ok at 6 grams and there is no Trans Fat. Cholesterol is ok at 90 mg. Sodium is high at 1250 mg. Total Carbohydrates are good at 40 grams. Dietary Fiber is a little low at only 3 grams. Sugars are 5 grams and protein is good at 33 grams. The known allergens for the McDonald’s Premium McWrap Chicken & Bacon with grilled chicken are Soy Lecithin, Wheat, Egg and Milk.

Summary

premium mcwrapI started by saying that in the past I have not been a fan of wraps, because I find them to be cold, soggy, flimsy, lacking in flavor and not very satisfying. McDonald’s Premium McWraps have none of these issues. McDonald’s has created a flavorful wrap that is served warm and does not fall apart while eating. At $3.99 each or $6.69 as a combo it is a good value for a satisfying meal.

If you liked this review, please click the “Like” button under the “Find us on Facebook” section. In addition, if you want to keep up on the latest fast food reviews enter your email address under the “To Subscribe to Fast Food Compare” section.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *