Taste Test: We Feed McDonald’s Steak McWrap To A Professional Food Critic

The Steak and BBQ McWrap is the latest addition to McDonald’s premium “Real Choices” menu. Its main claim to fame is the use of real rump steak which is supposed to transform Aussie lunches from “ordinary to extraordinary”. To put these lofty claims to the test, we enlisted the taste buds of Simon Thomsen, a professional food critic who has sworn off McDonald’s for decades. Things get a little messy.

Simon Thomsen is the executive life editor of our sister site Business Insider and one of Australia’s foremost culture and food writers. Thomsen was previously a co-editor of The Sydney Morning Herald’s Good Food Guide and has travelled the world as a chef and waiter. He therefore knows a thing or two about great-tasting grub.

Enter the BBQ Steak McWrap. According to McDonald’s, this is a game-changing product that uses 100% Aussie rump steak for the first time in the company’s history. Here’s the accompanying blurb:

A steamed tortilla filled with tender 100% Aussie rump steak, tomatoes, crisp lettuce and mouth-watering BBQ sauce.

We asked Simon to sample the BBQ Steak McWrap and share his informed critique with the masses. To make things fair, we also got Allure Media’s resident fast food fan Eric Swenson to offer up an “everyman” opinion. Check out the above video for their verdicts!

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