Consumer Reports tried egg sandwiches from Burger King, Dunkin' Donuts, McDonald's, Starbucks and Subway – and deemed Subway's Egg White and Cheese on Mornin' Flatbread as the best tasting.
Consumer Reports also evaluated the nutrition of egg sandwiches from those chains, as well as Wendy's. Subway's offering featured a decent nutritional makeup. However, while breakfast sandwiches from Burger King and McDonald's rated "Good" for taste, none of them scored better than "Fair" for nutrition.
The full report is available online at ConsumerReports.org and will appear in the June 2012 issue of Consumer Reports, which goes on sale May 8.
The report states: "The components of Subway's three-inch Egg White and Cheese on Mornin' Flatbread blended well – its flatbread was tender and its egg whites flavorful. The other egg sandwiches tasted had one or more drawbacks. The cheese in both Starbucks sandwiches – the Chicken Sausage Wrap and the Turkey Bacon and White Cheddar Classic – was sauce-like. The egg in McDonald's Egg McMuffin was slightly rubbery."
In Consumer Reports' tests, tasters visited at least three locations per chain in the New York area, and sandwich quality often varied from one location to another within a chain.
Only six of the 106 sandwiches earned Consumer Reports' "Very Good" rating for nutrition – all of them from Subway.
Those that earned a "Good" rating included:
- Dunkin' Donuts Wraps: Egg White Turkey Sausage, Veggie, or Western; Egg & Cheese;
- Starbucks Sandwich: Turkey Bacon & White Cheddar Classic;
- Starbucks Wraps: Chicken Sausage; Spinach, Feta & Egg White;
- Subway Muffin Melts: Steak or Bacon, Egg, and Cheese; Breakfast BMT with Egg or Egg White;
- Subway Mornin' Flatbreads: Egg or Egg White & Cheese (with or without Bacon, Ham, or Steak);
- Subway Subs: Sunrise Melt with Egg or Egg White.
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