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McDonald's Premium McWraps

chris1621 Apr 12, 2013 04:55 PM

Has anybody tried one of these yet? I read somewhere that the approach McDonald's is taking with these is to try to steal market share from Subway by creating healthier meal options.

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    mollyschmolly RE: chris1621 Apr 12, 2013 06:00 PM

    I had the Sweet Chili variety...the sauce is good but it had cucumber in it (which i HATE).

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      L2k RE: mollyschmolly Apr 15, 2013 11:15 AM

      You can ask for it without the cucumber. I get mine without the tomato. Get a grilled one without the sauce and you're actually talking a relatively healthy (and tasty) meal.

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        alkapal RE: mollyschmolly Apr 20, 2013 05:51 AM

        i, on the other hand, loved the crunchy cucumber.

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        pine time RE: chris1621 Apr 13, 2013 02:26 PM

        Since they've ditched the fish McBites (which we actually thought were palatable), may need to try these. Are they big enough to split for 2 not-too-hungry-hounds?

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          alkapal RE: pine time Apr 20, 2013 05:50 AM

          i wouldn't want to split one, but for two not-so-hungry hounds, maybe.

          and they've nixed fish mcbites????

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            indelibledotink RE: alkapal Apr 26, 2013 02:24 AM

            got a sweet chili and a ranch because they were 2 for 1. they were small, i had to eat both because 1 wasn't enough.

            surprisingly i liked the cucumber slice (there were 1 or 2) because i don't usually like raw cucumber.

            they tasted alright, but def nothing special. i would absolutely not order again.

        2. alkapal RE: chris1621 Apr 20, 2013 05:49 AM

          i loved the ranch one with the fried chicken. it was super fresh. got it when they were promoting it for $2!!! now i think it is $4.

          the chili one was too sweet for me. (this was with the grilled chicken, so that was also a bummer factor).

          the bacon one had bacon that wasn't freshly cooked -- nor was it cooked enough to be crispy. (also the grilled chicken…meh meh meh!)

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            latindancer RE: chris1621 Apr 21, 2013 07:36 AM

            I had the bacon one on a whim through the drive-thru.

            It was so bad (I think it was from the taste of the bacon that didn't appear freshly made and the whole first bite that tasted too sweet) I pulled over and gave the entire thing less one bite to a crow.

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              BiscuitBoy RE: latindancer Apr 23, 2013 08:40 AM

              Bet you made that crow very happy

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                drongo RE: latindancer Jun 10, 2013 05:21 AM

                LOL... I have this image of a flock of crows lining up along the McDonalds exit road waiting for people to hand over their unwanted McWraps. :)

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                  jrvedivici RE: drongo Jun 10, 2013 05:52 AM

                  Perhaps this was the original opening scene of the great Hitchcock's "The Birds", which was cut and left on the editing room floor. It would explain what caused the birds behavior, Mc'Withdrawl.

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                    tracylee RE: jrvedivici Jun 15, 2013 12:22 PM

                    Too scary even for Hitchcock? Hahaha

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                    pine time RE: drongo Jun 19, 2013 01:20 PM

                    My first trip to India, and I was eating a samosa in front of an open restaurant window. A monkey swung into the window frame, grabbed my samosa, and swung away.

                    Sheesh, I would have been happier to see a Hitchcock crow!

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                  pine time RE: chris1621 Apr 21, 2013 07:54 AM

                  Is the "wrap" the same bland tortilla that's used on the $1 mini-wrap? I found the $1 one inedible, both from the tortilla and the too-sweet sauce on the chicken.

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                    alkapal RE: pine time Apr 22, 2013 02:04 AM

                    it is a flour tortilla. they usually are bland, no? in any event, the tortilla is bland, but thicker than the one on, say, breakfast burrito.

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                    laskiblue RE: chris1621 Apr 28, 2013 09:46 PM

                    I tried the chicken and bacon one and was very, very disappointed. The bacon in particular was not bacony at all, and the whole thing was a sloppy mess to eat (I was in the car). When my car threw a rod at 228K miles just a few minutes after I ate this atrocity, I attributed the event to the wrap. (Just kidding, but the two unpleasant events are now permanently tied together in my mind.)

                    1. alkapal RE: chris1621 May 5, 2013 06:07 PM

                      mcwrap is on sale now, buy one, get one 99 cents. so, i guess that makes each one about $2.50? i'll only get the fried chicken ranch one, since i've tried the other "flavors." by the way, a bacon egg and cheese biscuit this morning reminded me that i'm not happy with their new (?) bacon -- it has too much flavoring.

                      my husband and i were joking that mcwrap sounds just like mc-crap. (now you're saying it to yourself, huh? LOL).

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                        tracylee RE: alkapal May 7, 2013 07:14 PM

                        That's all I've ever been able to think every time I drive by McD's and see the McCrap advertised!

                        I do admit to going through their drive through, especially now that they have the Spicy McChicken back on the menu for $1.

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                          mrsfury RE: alkapal May 8, 2013 06:48 PM

                          McCrap LOL love it. I had my annual Big Mac today and enjoyed it very much as it seemed to have extra sauce and crispy lettuce. I'm not sure where the meat was. The fries were wonderful.

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                          Cameraman RE: chris1621 May 7, 2013 07:09 PM

                          One and done.

                          1. jrvedivici RE: chris1621 Jun 10, 2013 06:19 AM

                            Interestingly enough CNBC is doing a segment on these new menu items and how Mc'D sales are unexpectedly up for May. It will take a month or two to see if the sales trend continues, the initial boost could be just curiosity shoppers, as it seems this thread proves.

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