REVIEW: McDonald’s Egg White Delight McMuffin

McDonald's Egg White Delight McMuffin

When I saw the marketing photos of McDonald’s new Egg White Delight, I thought it looked as if someone took a photo of a regular McDonald’s Egg McMuffin and then added a sepia tone or an Instagram photo filter to it. Thanks to its egg whites, white cheddar cheese, and Canadian bacon on a whole grain English muffin, the breakfast sandwich doesn’t have much color.

McDonald's Egg White Delight McMuffin with Egg McMuffin

The Egg McMuffin is the healthiest McDonald’s breakfast sandwich. Well, WAS the healthiest because the Egg White Delight is being marketed as a healthier-for-you Egg McMuffin. A regular Egg McMuffin has 300 calories 12 grams of fat, 5 grams of saturated fat, 260 milligrams of cholesterol, 780 milligrams of sodium, 4 grams of fiber, and 18 grams of protein. An Egg White Delight has 250 calories, 7 grams of fat, 3 grams of saturated fat, 25 milligrams of cholesterol, 800 milligrams of sodium, 5 grams of fiber, and 18 grams of protein.

Hmm, 40 percent less fat, 90 percent less cholesterol, and 50 fewer calories? Sounds like it’s going to be 40 percent less fun, 90 percent less contentment, and 50 fewer satisfying chews. But, surprisingly, the Egg White Delight was kind of nice.

McDonald's Egg White Delight McMuffin Innards

There’s a noticeable flavor difference between the two breakfast sandwiches. With the Egg McMuffin, the egg and cheese stand out more, but with the Egg White Delight, I thought the Canadian bacon and cheese were front and center. The egg whites do have a little flavor, but they mostly freak me out because they look like a pale lettuce leaf that was peeled from the inner most layers of a lettuce head.

I’m glad the Canadian bacon’s flavor shines through in the Egg White Delight because in the Egg McMuffin the Canadian bacon is being…well, Canadian. It’s being nice and letting the egg and cheese be at the forefront. The lean meat’s saltiness does well with the saltiness and flavor of the white cheddar. As for the English muffin, just like most Egg McMuffins I’ve had, it has crispy edges and does a wonderful job with containing the sandwich, making sure nothing falls out.

The white cheddar, which was also used on McDonald’s Grilled Onion Cheddar Burger, has a slightly better flavor than the orange American cheese. Or my taste buds feel that way because they’re tired of eating the orange stuff with Big Macs and McDoubles and are happy about the change. While the white cheddar is slightly better tasting, it doesn’t melt as well as the American cheese slices. Any part of the cheese that was caressed by the warmth of the toasted English muffin, egg whites, and Canadian bacon was somewhat melted. But any part of the cheese that stuck out of the sandwich was hard.

I’m surprised by how much I enjoyed the McDonald’s Egg White Delight because I thought it was going to taste as awful as their McLean Deluxe. But then again, maybe I shouldn’t be so surprised because I’m used to eating egg whites and egg substitutes. So I guess all I have to say is:

Gonna buy that baby, gonna take a bite,
gonna grab some Egg White Delight.
My motto’s always been; if it’s lite, it might be all right.
Why eat something that could make your pants tight.
When you may chew on something healthier to start your day.
And they help compensate for the hash browns anyway.

Thinkin’ of you’s workin’ up my appetite
looking forward to a little Egg White Delight.
Fryin’ Canadian bacon and toastin’ muffins make taste buds ignite
and the thought of eatin’ you is getting so exciting.

10:30 AM isn’t in sight. Egg White Delight. Egg White Delight.

(Nutrition Facts – 250 calories, 7 grams of fat, 3 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 25 milligrams of cholesterol, 800 milligrams of sodium, 32 grams of carbohydrates, 3 grams of sugar, 5 grams of fiber, 18 grams of protein, 4% vitamin A, 25% calcium, and 10% iron.)

Item: McDonald’s Egg White Delight McMuffin
Purchased Price: $3.89 (The price is higher than you’ll probably pay because I live on a rock in the middle of the Pacific Ocean)
Size: N/A
Purchased at: McDonald’s
Rating: 7 out of 10
Pros: Canadian bacon and cheese stand out. As good as an Egg McMuffin. It’s healthier than an Egg McMuffin. Toasted English muffin with slightly crispy edges. Afternoon Delight.
Cons: Cheese doesn’t melt very well. Doesn’t have much color; looks like someone put an Instagram filter on it. Egg looks like pale lettuce. McLean Deluxe.

18 thoughts to “REVIEW: McDonald’s Egg White Delight McMuffin”

  1. I can only eat eggs if there’s some kind of hot sauce or salsa involved. This doesn’t look bad though, I might give it a try if I can convince them to give me some salsa to put on it.

    1. I won’t eat eggs unless it has ketchup on it, preferably Heinz. Two packets are usually enough for me.

  2. Nice pics Marvo. I had to take mine at around 6am without natural light so they all have a fluorescent Instagram filter look to them 🙁

    1. Haha yea, i’m with Ryan, I had early 7:30 am pictures so everything looks pretty disgustingly blue in my shots from the early dawn sunlight. You’re pics turned out great.

        1. Neither of you will have excuses next week w/iPhone 5s! The 5s looks so good they’ll be making ice cream cakes in its image.

  3. I bet Burger King is going be following with an “healthier” crossiant wich.

    Sorry to be a little bit off the point:

    Burger King needs to take it easy with their “new” menu items because seemed most of them are “flops”

    -Turkey Burger “DRY!”

    -Bacon/Cheddar Stuffed burger “dry and not enough flavor”

    -Donut Holes great concept but should be in a different way. My idea: take the frozen dough already cut into pieces fry them to order. Glaze them while hot. This idea should had blown all of the donut chains donut holes out of the water.

    -Lattes tastes like piss <— I'm serious very weak flavoring it just like 7-11 flavor but weaker. 7-11 has better latte

  4. Apparently you can mix and match the egg and cheese with all the breakfast sandwiches, for say a bacon, egg white and white chedder biscuit etc. Plus you can get round egg (aka ‘real egg’) on the biscuit sandwiches instead of the folded egg thingy without an upcharge, although your mileage may vary.

  5. This is a great in-depth review. I may go get one now, solely based off of reading this. Keep up the kick-ass food writing!

  6. I’m an occasional fan of the egg mcmuffin. I tried the new egg white mcmuffin and wouldn’t feed it to my dog. Tasteless creation not worthy of putting in your mouth.

  7. I guess Hawaii abode? I just paid $2.99 for one in the middle of NYC!
    Actually two. I have many BOGO coupons. Excellent product. I didn’t save any calories, but 250 cal just does not satisfy me.

  8. I know these have been out for awhile but I needed to rant… I prefer the taste pf the delight to the egg mcmuffin. However, other than the slight amount of fiber added to the muffin, I don’t really think they are healthier unless you are trying to avoid egg whites… and the last I heard there was a switch on that saying that the benefits of eating the yolks outweighed the cholesterol in them… So much conflicting information in the nutrition world! The sodium levels in both McMuffins are despicable. And the Canadian bacon is the same in both sandwiches, I think the cheese is full fat in both sandwiches. My reason for preferring the delight is that the cheese is a bit sharper. *shrugs*

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