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.

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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.

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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+

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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.

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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-

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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?)

 

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3 Responses

  1. dagrappler@aol.com'
    dagrappler

    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…

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  2. Aisleate@gmail.com'
    Einstein

    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.

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  3. Aisleate@gmail.com'
    Einstein

    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.

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