Snack Food Scares Reader – Tuesday January 19th

Dear Poor Lucky Me,


Have you seen the ads for the new McDonald’s Big Mac Snack Wrap? I saw it the other night and have had this really unsettled, vomity feeling ever since.


Is this a snack for people who can’t take the time to eat a burger? Or is it for people who can’t afford the actual burger? I just can’t figure out why anyone would create or consume such a thing.


Please lend some insight if possible. I can’t sleep.




Dear Disturbed,


The Big Mac Snack Wrap and the Taco Bell Diet both made me feel like I should join a church after all. If these aren’t two of the four horsemen of the apocalypse I’ll be a monkey’s uncle (I was going to say “I’ll be damned” but don’t want to risk it).


I was also was tipped off that an evil presence was behind both concepts because the commercials made sense. If a Taco Bell Diet and a burger wrapped in a tortilla make sense to you, you know that you’ve been gripped my the devil. Or his non-religious equivalent.


But to answer your question: I think the Snackwrap is targeted towards people who want a calorie dense snack they can eat with one hand. The most important thing about fast food these days is that you can eat it with one hand, keeping the other hand free for driving, surfing the internet, talking on the phone, or smoking. Even the Taco Bell Diet food selection is primarily one handed.


I wish I could tell you it’s no big deal; a Big Mac Snackwrap should be personally threatening to you. But this time I think it’s right to feel threatened and scared.


Poor Lucky Me

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  1. shannon says:

    I am VERY afraid of the Mcdonald’s Big Mac Snack Wrap…glad to know that I am not the only one!

    Shannon – ICLW

  2. Daria says:

    Seriously? Do people think that it’s ‘healthier’ because it is on a piece of flatbread rather than a bun? Sure, it’s only one piece of bread as opposed to three, but REALLY? A Big Mac you can hold in one hand?

    I think I want to crawl in/ under my bed and pull the blankets up over my head for a while. The bad people can’t get me there…


  3. Christian says:

    This question sums up my feeling exactly. I can’t even look at it directly when the commercial comes on. Ick.

    the subfertile frugalista


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