Thursday, August 26, 2010

Taste Testing the New McDonald’s Angus Beef Wraps

“Coming back for more…”

A few weeks ago, McDonald’s sent me a few coupons to try their Angus beef wraps, the newest item on their menu. NY editor Anne gave financefoodie.com readers the first peak at these babies a few months ago, and I was salivating after reading her review (As many of you know, I try to eat organically and support local restaurants most of the time – BUT McDonald's is totally my kryptonite – I swear the sweet aroma of their fries hypnotize my brain cells!)

The Angus snack wraps come in three flavors and are $2.00 each – I had all, sans mayo:
1. Mushroom and Swiss (mushrooms, swiss cheese, mayo, ½ angus patty, tortilla wrap)
2. Deluxe (tomatoes, onions, lettuce, American cheese, mayo, mustard, ketchup, ½ angus patty, tortilla wrap)
3. Bacon and Cheese (tomatoes, bacon, American cheese, mayo, ½ angus patty, tortilla wrap)

Although I liked all of them, my favorite was the mushroom and swiss. The well-seasoned mushrooms and sharpness of the swiss cheese gave the wrap flavor and heartiness. Even though it was the oiliest and most caloric out of the three (one wrap=~400 calories), it was the perfect afternoon delight to get me through the mid-afternoon doldrums. Plus, it was small enough to not give me a complete “grease headache” - although it left me craving more!

The one qualm I had about the wrap in real life looks nothing like the ads (especially the deluxe wrap). I know they “jazz up” food for ad purposes but wow – no words. See below for a comparison.
The advertisement
The Real Life
Even though the Angus wrap isn’t the most attractive of menu items (but really, does anyone eat at Mickey D’s for the presentation?), it’s still an affordable and innovative snack to be enjoyed in moderation.

***Giveaway***


Congrats #16 and #31 - Doubtful Dawn and Derk Thomas
"I have tried the mushroom and swiss it was good. I would like to try the deluxe." "Mushroom and Swiss for me, 2 things I like in one wrap."
Please email financefoodie [at] gmail [dot] com to claim your prize within 48 hours! 

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McDonald's want to give TWO financefoodie.com readers the chance to try their three snack wraps (i.e. two winners will win three coupons each for free snack wraps)

You can enter up to THREE times:

1. REQUIRED: In my comments section, tell me which snack wrap you want to try - or if you have already tried one - which one is your favorite. (Mine is the Mushroom and Swiss - see above)
2. Follow Finance Foodie on Twitter (leave a separate comment telling me this)
3. Reblog / Retweet this giveaway (leave a separate comment telling me this)

Contest ended Tuesday, August 31 at 5pm EST. Winners will be chosen via random integer generator on random.org announced on the financefoodie.com site shortly afterwards that night!

61 comments:

Danielle said...

o0o0oo Mushroom and Swiss is the one i would get so I could give it to hubby he loves thier angus burgers.
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Hyosun Lee said...

Deluxe!

slb3334 said...

mushroom and swiss

Theron said...

Mushroom and Swiss. That and a cold beer.

Amber said...

I haven't tried one yet but I'd love to try the Deluxe!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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Amber said...

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Thank you for the giveaway :)
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Kirstin Elaine Myers said...

mushroom and swiss please kirstinelaine@gmail.com

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

mushroom and swiss looks good mrs.mommyyatgmail

Beverly said...

I would love to try the Bacon and Cheese Angus Beef Wraps.

freddie said...

If I was to have a favorite, it would be the Deluxe. It sounds yummy. dwelchert@yahoo.com

freddie said...

I follow you on Twitter/flipper211 dwelchert@yahoo.com

freddie said...

Tweeted giveaway. http://twitter.com/flipper211/status/22244352434 dwelchert@yahoo.com

debbie said...

I think the mushroom and swiss sounds the best.
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Shannon a said...

I want to try the mushroom and swiss, it looks so good


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llinda29 said...

Mushroom and Swiss is a must eat

Doubtful Dawn said...

I have tried the mushroom and swiss it was good. I would like to try the deluxe.

traciet said...

I would love to try the mushroom and swiss! I love mushrooms! tracietrump@yahoo.com

5webs said...

I would most like to try the Deluxe Wrap. ( I haven't tried any of them yet)
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Katie R. said...

I want to try the Bacon and Cheese.

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SalanderServant said...

Would love to try the deluxe!

SalanderServant said...

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SalanderServant said...

Tweeted here: http://twitter.com/Fatally_Flayed/status/22496291646

susan said...

i would love to try the mushroom and swiss. It sounds yummy! suelee1998 @ gmail.com

Lisa said...

I'd like to try the Bacon and Cheese!!

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Anonymous said...

I would like to try the bacon and cheese.
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blueeyeleo said...

the Bacon and Cheese sounds really yummy I have been wanting to try one of these since I seen the commercial

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blueeyeleo said...

i followed you on twitter username blueeyeleo

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blueeyeleo said...

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Shawn said...

I would most like to try the Deluxe.

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ktgonyea said...

Mushroom and Swiss :)

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Derk Thomas said...

Mushroom and Swiss for me, 2 things I like in one wrap.

Gail said...

I LOVE Mushroom & Swiss Burgers, so I best this wrap will be a WINNER!

theolotto said...

I'd love to try the mushroom and swiss.

gnwg said...

I would love to try bacon and cheese
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gnwg said...

I follow you on twitter. gnwg

liliesrnice said...

mushroom & swiss!

Gianna said...

I'd love to try Mushroom and Swiss.

Valancia said...

Deluxe I picked

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Tracey said...

Mushroom and Swiss is my favorite, too.
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purango said...

I want to try the Bacon And Cheese. garrettsambo@aol.com

Gerrie said...

I want to try the mushroom & swiss...that is my favorite sandwich so I am sure the wrap is good too!
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Gerrie said...

twitter follower
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Gerrie said...

I retweeted your tweet
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Julie said...

I have had the Deluxe before-oh my its making my mouth drool now thinking about it ;)

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Jeanine said...

i'd love to try the bacon and cheese one!

Jeanine said...

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Tasha said...

My fave is the bacon and cheese. It was really good.

Smarti said...

Bacon & chesse - yummo!
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Smarti said...

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Smarti said...

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freeandfantastic said...

bacon and cheese 4 me
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freeandfantastic said...

i follow you on twitter as udelled
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freeandfantastic said...

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Bakersdozen said...

I want to try the mushroom and swiss. vidomich(at)yahoo(dot)com

Atreau said...

I want to try the Bacon and Cheese.

Anonymous said...

mmm bacon and cheese-pretty please
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annemarie562000 said...

I would love to try the Bacon and Cheese!

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annemarie562000 said...

I tweeted.

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