Going into a McDonald’s and ordering a meal absent of any farmyard critter feels unsettling . Like going into Jiffy Lube and asking for a colonoscopy. Yet we Canadians are being treated (aka Guinea Pigged) to a couple of brand spankin’ new Signature McWraps from the house that Ronald built. Filling, tasty with need of very little tweaking, you can pick one up for $4.39 or in a combo with a fries and drink ($7.60 for a medium combo). While ordering a veggie wrap might make you feel healthier, here’s the tale of the tape when put up against Mickey D’s signature burger: The Santa Fe Signature McWrap contains 490 calories, 24 grams of fat, 56 grams of carbohydrates, 980 mg of sodium, 8 grams of fibre and 15 grams of protein vs Big Mac’s 540 calories, 29 grams of fat, 44 grams of carbohydrates, 1,020 mg of sodium, 3 grams of fibre and 24 grams of protein. Sure, they’re not going to get too many Jenny Craig kudos, but these new wraps do provide a much needed vegetarian option in one of the fasted growing categories within the fast food industry. The Mediterranean: Loaded with fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, red onions, shredded lettuce and feta cheese, topped with roasted garlic hummus and feta sauce, all wrapped in a warm whole wheat soft-shell tortilla. Tweaks: Black olive option? Don’t be so stingy on the hummus yo. Lose the lemony crunchy strips adorning the wrap. Too much bite. B+ The Santa Fe: Bursting with fresh tomatoes, red onions, shredded lettuce, fire roasted corn & black beans, with crispy tortilla strips. Topped with monterey and cheddar cheese, with chili lime glaze and southwest sauce – all wrapped in a warm whole wheat soft-shell tortilla. Tweaks: As the description attests, this wrap has a lot going on and it works, on all levels. Messy, filling, spicy, with some residual heat, this is a damn tasty wrap. A- In a fast food landscape barren of meatless alternatives, these new Veggie McWraps certainly do offer a delicious, flavorful option for hungry, fast food fans looking to feel a little less guilty, but much more happy with their choice. I wholeheartedly recommend both even to the most loyal of burger fanatics. Ps: You can add chicken and/or bacon for extra $$$ (Ain’t I a stinker?) The following two tabs change content below.BioLatest Posts Andy Latest posts by Andy (see all) Say Whaaaaat? McRib Won’t See National Roll Out. - November 20, 2013 Quick Bite: McDonald’s New Veggie McWraps - August 29, 2013 Quick Bite: Lay’s Canada “Do Us A Flavor” Finalists. - August 1, 2013 3 Responses dagrappler September 2nd, 2013 Nearly $8 for a meal that doesn’t have any meat in it, I suppose to add chicken would make it around $10. Making something completely out of vegetables should make it CHEAPER and not more expensive. I’ll pass… Reply Einstein September 23rd, 2013 Dagrappler-if you r so concerned about the money why don’t you just order it without fries and a drink? Sounds a lot smarter then whining about the cost of all the add-ons. I suspect losing the extras (as well as your negative attitude) would be beneficial to your health. Reply Einstein September 23rd, 2013 Dagrappler-if you r so concerned about the money why don’t you just order it without fries and a drink? Sounds a lot smarter then whining about the cost of all the add-ons. I suspect losing the extras (as well as your negative attitude) would be beneficial to your health. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Current ye@r * Leave this field empty Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.