How Many Calories in McDonald’s Mighty Wings?

Mickey D’s has announced it will roll out its newest creation – “Mighty Wings” – next month. The Wings have been tested in three big markets since the beginning of the year. My town, Chicago was one of them.

The wings will come in three, five and 10 piece orders and there will be nine different sauces available. Prices start at $2.99.
Their national debut is scheduled for September 9.

Of course, many of us want to know about the nutritional content of these new creations. I checked with the Mc Donald’s website and could not find anything. This is interesting as they are already promoting the dish. However, there are figures around the web.

My Fitness Pal
offered the following breakdown for a five piece serving:

Calories 480
Total fat 31 g
Sat fat 7 g
Cholesterol 145
Sodium 1450 mg
Carbs 20 g
Fiber 2 g
Protein 30 g

Fat Secret offered the following breakdown for a five piece, 157 gram order:

410 calories,
27 grams fat,
40 grams carb and
2 grams protein.

As these are not official, it is difficult to comment on them, so it would behoove Mc Donald’s to get some info out there that is accurate. I will nonetheless offer these thoughts on the information we have.

I would be concerned about the fat content – 27 to 31 grams is high and 7 grams of saturated fat is not desirable.

Likewise, the Sodium content appears troublesome. The 1450 mg is just under the daily recommendation for folks over 50.

As I wrote back in June discussing Mickey D’s new quarter pounders “Last but not least, is the Sodium. The guidelines issued by the government say that adults should reduce daily sodium intake to less than 2300 mg per day. For those over age 51, or with a medical condition like diabetes or hypertension, salt intake should fall below 1500 mg. The American Heart Association puts the limit at 1500 mg per day for the entire population.Last but not least, is the Sodium. These new quarter pounders all push the envelope on Sodium.”

Regarding the 30 grams of protein reported by My Fitness Pal, I think that has to be a misprint. These are chicken wings after all, not thighs. I am sure there is less protein than that in a five piece serving.


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