The Ingredients in the Dunkin Wake Up Wrap Might Shock You

In recent years, Dunkin has been trying really hard to appeal to their more health-minded customers with their latest menu offerings like Avocado Toast and some of their healthier drink options. So, when the new Dunkin Wake Up Wrap was announced as their latest and greatest creation, we had to take a bite into their latest, healthier breakfast offering. 

How could you go wrong with egg and cheese in a tortilla, right? Well, it’s not so much about the quantity of the ingredients, but more of the quality of the ingredients that make up the egg, cheese, and tortilla they chose to put in the Wake Up Wrap. 

Dunkin Wake Up Wrap Ingredients

At the heart of the matter, the Wake Up Wrap, is really a simple breakfast sandwich with only three ingredients (before you add bacon, sausage or turkey sausage in the mix). However, the laundry list of ingredients used to make those three simple ingredients is comparable to their Coolatta or Frozen Coffee ingredients – a bunch of gobbledygook aka preservatives, salt, oils, and unnecessary sugars.

Let’s break down the ingredients for the Wake Up Wrap at Dunkin

Dunkin Wake Up Wrap Ingredients

Egg Patty: Egg Whites, Egg Yolks, Soybean Oil, Water, Contains 2% or less of: Corn Starch, Salt, Natural Flavor, Xanthan Gum, Cellulose Gum, Citric Acid

While the egg in this breakfast wrap is a great source of protein and healthy fats, why the need for all the additives? An egg really isn’t that complicated, is it?

Flour Tortilla: Bleached Enriched Wheat Flour (Flour, Malted Barley Flour, Niacin, Reduced Iron, Thiamin Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Water, Vegetable Oils (Soybean Oil and Hydrogenated Cottonseed Oil), Contains 2% or less of: Leavening (Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate, Baking Soda, Corn Starch, Monocalcium Phosphate), Sugar, Salt, Fumaric Acid and Calcium Propionate (Preservatives), Mono and Diglycerides, Dough Conditioner (Sodium Metabisulfite)

What was once an innocent tortilla turned into a chemical mess in their test kitchen. A healthier alternative would have been using whole wheat flour vs. bleached enriched flour, but hey, we don’t work at Dunkin. 

Pasteurized Process American Cheese: American Cheese (Milk, Cheese Cultures, Salt, Enzymes), Water, Cream, Sodium Citrate, Salt, Sodium Phosphate, Sorbic Acid (Preservative), Citric Acid, Annatto and Oleoresin Paprika (Colors), Acetic Acid, Sunflower or Soy Lecithin.

When it comes to cheese, there are plenty of options, so why did Dunkin Donuts have to go for the absolute worst kind? Probably because of the price per slice is so low and also because it is used in other breakfast menu items. Nevertheless, American cheese is almost plastic in nature, tastes fake, and is an abomination to the cheese community (we said what we said). 

Carbs in the Wake Up Wrap at Dunkin

Carbs in the Wake Up Wrap at Dunkin

The Wake Up Wrap at Dunkin offers 14-15% of your daily value of carbohydrates, making it a great, low-carb option (despite how the ingredients were made). If you are looking for a low-carb breakfast option at Dunkin this might just be the best option on the menu.

Type of Wake Up Wrap No MeatBaconSausageTurkey Sausage
Carbs14g15g15g15g

Calories in the Wake Up Wrap at Dunkin

Calories in the Wake Up Wrap at Dunkin

If you are cautious about calories, the Wake Up Wrap is a low-cal option across the board, whether you choose no meat, bacon, sausage, or turkey sausage. Pair any one of these options with a healthy drink at Dunkin and you’ll be starting your day on the right foot.

Type of Wake Up Wrap No MeatBaconSausageTurkey Sausage
Calories180220290240

Nutrition in the Wake Up Wrap at Dunkin

Despite the questionable ingredients in the Wake Up Wrap at Dunkin, this breakfast sandwich offers some nutritional value, specifically in their no meat and turkey sausage options. This breakfast sandwich offers reasonable daily values of carbohydrates, iron, calcium, and proteins. However, cholesterol, sodium, and saturated fats could be improved across all four varieties. All in all, if you are stranded in a food desert, on a road trip, or just feeling plain lazy in the morning, the Dunkin Wake Up Wrap is the 2nd best option for breakfast on their menu (next to their avocado toast, of course).

For a complete breakdown of the Wake Up Wrap’s nutritional value, visit Dunkin.com

Type of Wake Up Wrap No MeatBaconSausageTurkey Sausage
Calories180220290240
Total Fat10g13g21g15g
Saturated Fat4g5g8g6g
Trans Fat 0g0g0g0g
Cholesterol95mg105mg120mg115mg
Sodium 470mg590mg710mg680mg
Carbohydrates14g15g15g15g
Fiber0g0g1g0g
Total Sugars1g1g1g1g
Protein7g10g10g11g
Vitamin D1mcg1mcg1mcg1mcg
Calcium132mg134mg146mg145mg
Iron1mg1mg2mg2mg
Potassium74mg112mg128mg122mg

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