Over the last few weeks, an overwhelming amount of attention has been paid to McDonald’s breakfast menu — specifically, to the Golden Arches finally ceding to popular demand and serving that menu all day.
Sadly, despite being bombarded with news articles and ads, we don’t get to partake in your newfangled “all day breakfast” up here in Canada. So I had to suffer the indignity of leaving the house before 10:00 AM. On a weekend. Like a farmer.
I think the first thing I have to note is that the name of these wraps just does not make sense at all. More-Ning? What does that even mean? What’s a Ning? Why would I want more of it? I guess it’s supposed to be a pun? Apparently someone at McDonald’s didn’t get the memo that puns are supposed to make sense.
Inscrutable wordplay aside, McDonald’s has introduced two breakfast wraps: Sausage & Hash Brown, and Kale & Feta.
I went with the Kale & Feta, which consists of scrambled eggs, feta cheese, baby kale, and a few slices of tomato, all wrapped up in a whole wheat tortilla. That’s it. No sauce, no seasoning — it’s literally just those four ingredients (mostly kale) crammed into a dry tortilla.
This was especially off-putting in the first few bites, which consisted entirely of plain kale and tortilla; it was surprisingly horrifying. There are some vegetables that can be eaten on their own without any dressing or accompaniment; kale is not one of them.
Things improved somewhat once I got to the other three ingredients at the centre of the wrap… but not by much.
There’s something missing here; it doesn’t taste good. It’s not the quality of the ingredients, which were fine. The scrambled eggs were a little dry and way underseasoned, but they were decent enough. And they were downright gourmet when you compare them to the rubbery yellow slabs of sadness that they pass off as eggs at some other fast food joints (Tim Hortons, I’m looking squarely in your direction).
The kale and tomatoes were both reasonably fresh, and the crumbled feta gives the wrap a bit of a salty kick, trying valiantly bring some flavour and personality — an uphill battle that it just can’t win.
It’s odd; though the ingredients are all okay, they don’t taste particularly good in this configuration. I’m gonna be blunt: this thing tastes like you went dumpster diving at a health food store and then crammed a few ingredients at random into a tortilla.
What this wrap really needs is something — anything — to lubricate things and provide some flavour. Maybe if the kale had been tossed in a vinaigrette, or if it had been cooked, then this wrap could have been half-way edible. But here — raw, undressed, and abundant — it was a bit of an endurance test.
I actually really enjoyed McDonald’s last foray into the world of kale, the I’m Greek-ing Out salad (which also had the benefit of being named with a pun that actually made sense), so I’m not inherently biased against kale at McDonald’s.
But though that salad was ostensibly healthy, it had enough dressing and other tasty bits to remind you that you were at McDonald’s, and not the cafeteria at your local gym. The Kale & Feta McWrap, on the other hand, tastes like health food through-and-through. It’s tastes like the type of health food that gives health food a bad name.
It might just be the worst thing I’ve ever had from McDonald’s — and I tried the McOnion Bits.
(Nutrition Facts – 400 calories, 19 grams of fat, 7 grams of saturated fat, 0.4 grams of trans fat, 420 milligrams of cholesterol, 840 milligrams of sodium, 37 grams of carbohydrates, 7 grams of fibre, 3 grams of sugar, 21 grams of protein.)
Item: McDonald’s Kale & Feta More-Ning McWrap (Canada)
Purchased Price: $3.99 CAN
Purchased at: McDonald’s
Rating: 3 out of 10
Pros: Decent eggs. Fresh veggies.
Cons: Tastes like a health food store dumpster. Ingredients don’t work well together. Dry. Raw kale overload. Desperately needs some kind of dressing. McOnion Bits flashbacks.
15 thoughts to “REVIEW: McDonald’s Kale & Feta More-Ning McWrap (Canada)”
Weird. No sauce at all? How did this get through testing?
Uggh..looks like someone pulled the weeds out of their yard and put scrambled eggs on top!
Maybe it should be called the Kale & Feta Mourning McWrap instead.
I hate it when they try to cater to people that wouldn’t go to McDonald’s anyway.
Ew! Thanks for sharing! I had really wanted to try their wraps, now I really do not! The sausage one looks OK however…
Despite the consequences to nutritional stats, I bet this would be 100032234364% better if you throw a hash brown and some ketchup in this.
I can see this being decent with their hot sauce or whatever it is that comes with the breakfast burritos on it.
I’m sure I’d still like it because I’m into that shit but I’m not here to argue. I’m here because… Raw burgers on the tray decoration? I’m not Squeemish, but that seems off putting!
I absolutely love that wrap! I find it very flavorful 🙂
let the grease run down your chin,seams like most of the comments made are negative towards healthy eating.
If you don’t like something good for your body,stick to the grease,and your special sauce.
Just had my first kale & feta McWrap and am still full. Admit I dipped it in some ketchup as I ate it though ketchup not healthy; next time I’d ask for some packets of salsa. Great that there is no high caloric sauce as on the various burgers. Great value, fresh, kale was crisp not limp unlike the lettuce in Junior Chicken burgers doused with some sort of creamy sauce. Next time i’d hold the hash brown patty. Would rate it 8 of 10, 10 of 10 if salsa offered.
I’m so sad for you that you had to act like a FARMER!!! God no!!! Not a FARMER!!!!
Actually, try eating anything at all without a FARMER. Oh, what’s that?? You DO eat???
Do not bother trying to make anything healthy at Mc Donald’s.
A kale feta wrap with19 go of fat and 400 calories. Fuget about it.
Nobody that cares about the food they eat will eat that.
Seems like McDonalds isn’t really interested in making decent food.
As a mcdonalds employee I can tell you that wrap wad made entirely wrong according to quality standards. They put far to much kale and far less of everything else especially your eggs which you have less than half the suggested serving
The feta is creamy enough to act as a sauce. This was a great option for people that don’t just want oil in the morning, although the McMuffin is good too if you don’t get the unnecessary margarine., or the ELT Bagel with breakfast sauce. I like McDonalds, but I don’t always want something gross from there and this was good for those times.
Thanks to comments like these, it is now an Feta and Tomato wrap – no kale, and mayo included. I don’t know if you realize how disgusting the combination of feta and mayo is, but I’m sure you couldn’t tell even if you tried it. Also, the fat and calories likely come from the egg and feta – and they are good fat and calories, it’s not just bad stuff making up those components.
You put ketchup or salsa with feta? That’s disgusting, you have destroyed your palates and I can’t imagine what the rest of your meals look like. Kale is not gross, you just have to eat food to know that.
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