Big Mac, McChicken... McDonald's must-have burgers all have a Nutri-Score, a nutritional classification system. One wrap and one burger have Nutri-Score A as of September 2022. Which ones? What Nutri-Score for Children's Happy Meal? How many calories at McDonald's?
In September 2022, McDonald's famous fast food chain offers two new sandwiches with a Nutri-Score A : the McWrapTM Chicken, Red Cabbage and Onion Pickles and the Signature Charolais Red Cabbage and Onion Pickles. A first for a fast food restaurant! To see things more clearly and help consumers make the right choices, the Nutri-Score nutrition labeling system (implemented in France in 2017) was, in July 2021, affixed to the burgers, salads and side dishes of McDonald's™ . Nevertheless, even products with Nutri-Score A or B must be consumed in a reasonable and going to McDo must remain exceptional . To classify each product and assign it a letter and a color, the Nutri-Score takes into account for 100 grams of product I had it in nutrients and foods to favor (fibers, proteins, fruits, vegetables, pulses, etc.) and the content of nutrients to limit ( saturated fatty acids , added fat, salt, sugar...). Foods classified A and B are the most nutritionally favorable. Foods classified D and E of lower nutritional quality. So, what are the best Nutri-Score products? What are the most caloric sandwiches? The lowest calories? The healthiest? Fries or potatoes? What about salads? Ranking.
Since September 6, 2022, two sandwiches have displayed a Nutri-Score A : Chicken McWrap™ , Red Cabbage and Pickled Onions as well as the Signature Charolais Red Cabbage and Onion Pickles . To achieve this Nutri-Score, ' the idea was to incorporate more than 40% raw vegetables - 153 g of raw vegetables (red cabbage, tomato) for the burger and 137 g (red cabbage, tomato and salad) - for the wrap, as well as more fiber, especially in the bread, control sodium balance , sugar and saturated fatty acids, to work on the quality of the sauce and to remove the cheese ', explains Clémence de Raulin, Director of Innovation McDonald's France, to the Journal des Femmes Santé. For the burger, the meat is 100% French Charolais and the wheat flour is 100% French Label Rouge, which contributes to a better Nutri-Score.
No McDonald's burger displays a Nutri-Score E.
The Nutri-Score is visible on McDonald's app and website , but also at order terminals at points of sale. Of the 355 products that had their Nutri-Score calculated in 2021, 65% of them were rated A, B or C .
Burgers with a Nutri-Score A are considered 'Most Friendly': Chicken McWrap™ , Red Cabbage and Onion Pickles as well as the Signature Charolais Red Cabbage and Onion Pickles. They are followed by burgers with a Nutri-Score B: McFish, P'tit Wrap Ranch and the McChicken.
It's not always easy to make the healthiest and most nutritionally correct choices at McDonald's.
McDonald's also lists the Nutri-Score of the foods that make up Happy Meal children's menus.
' On a daily basis, do not try to consume only Nutri-Score A and B products , makes a point of specifying the site of Manger-Bouger. Foods classified D and E can be part of a balanced diet, provided they are consumed in small quantities and not too often . '
Sources: McDonald's.fr-Nutri-Score / Nutri-Score sheet from Public Health FranceSource journaldesfemmes.fr