How Many Calories in McDonald’s McRib Sandwich?

The McRib has returned to a drive-thru near you …

Mickey D’s has just reintroduced its McRib Sandwich. It was first introduced in 1982.

So, what can we expect in terms of nutrition?

Not a whole lot. I’m sure they have the taste down fine. No, I haven’t actually eaten one. I’d rather not use up a quarter of my caloric budget for the day on a single sandwich. Fortunately, I don’t need to eat the thing to run down its nutritional breakdown.

Calorie count offers the following breakdown:
450 Calories, of which 216 are from fat.
24 grams of fat, of which 8 grams are saturated.
890 mg of Sodium.
2 grams of fiber.
24 grams of protein.

In terms of calories and fat, it isn’t as bad as the Big Mac which boasts 540 calories and 29 grams of fat.

On balance, I am put off by the amount of fat, 24 grams, and especially the fact that 8 grams, 33% is saturated fat. I know John would be put off by the 890 mg of Sodium in it. Actually, that’s a lot even for me. The normal daily requirement is 2400 mg so this is more than 33% of your daily allotment. On the positive side, there are 24 grams of protein. That is worthwhile and amounts to nearly half what you need in a day.

Check out what the CSPI says in, McDonald’s McRib additives rated by CSPI.


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