Product Snapshot: Woolworths Soft wraps with 65% less carb

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Wednesday, 27 January 2021.
Tagged: health, healthy eating, healthy lifestyle, low carb, lower carb, nutrition, Product snapshot, review, wraps

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Low carb products are all the rage at the moment. Those on keto and low carb diets are always on the lookout for low carb versions of their favourite foods such as breads and wraps. We’ve already reviewed low carb breads and low carb potatoes and now we’re now giving you a quick look at these soft wraps from Woolworths which have 65 per cent less carbs.

These wraps are made with grains and seeds and come in a pack of five with supposedly the same great taste as the regular full-carb ones. 

Take a look at what we thought

 Woolworths 65% lower carb soft wraps are great and easy to store and use. One wrap weighs 45 grams. There are 5 wraps in the 225 g packet. 

Pros 

  • Wrap with Chick filiing 3Good for protein – 9 grams in one wrap
  • You eat fewer carbs – only 5.6 g per wrap compared to around 18 g for a regular wrap
  • Very high in fibre – almost 10 grams per wrap
  • 5 Health Star Rating which is great
  • In a resealable bag so it’s easy to take out one
  • Do not split or tear when made up – unlike other similar wraps
  • Great serving suggestions with photos for a Rainbow Wrap and a Falafel Wrap on the package
  • Handy for vegetarians
  • No added sugar - less than 1 g sugars per 100 grams

 

Cons

  • Long ingredient list to make it 65% lower in carbs of which water, wheat starch and wheat protein are the first and biggest three. The wraps contain 27 ingredients but 12 of these are part of the cereal mix which includes wholemeal flour, rye flour, linseed and oat fibre.
  • They are made in Australia but use only 58 per cent of Australian ingredients 

Wraps Back cover

Ingredients 

Water, modified wheat starch, wheat protein isolate (wheat gluten, mineral salt 339, acidity regulator 270), cereal mix 9% (wholemeal wheat flour, rye meal, wheat flour, rice flour, maize semolina, barley flour, linseed, soy flour, oat fibre, flax seed, vitamins (thiamin, folic acid)), wheat gluten, vegetable oil, cultured wheat flour (wheat flour, vinegar), iodised salt, raising agent 501, mineral salt (450, 341), acidity regulator 297, vegetable gum 412. 

I have three questions re these ingredients:

  1. Why do these need three kinds of mineral salts i.e. 339, 450, 341?

        339 = sodium phosphates

        450 = sodium pyrophosphate

        341 = calcium phosphates 

  1. Why do these need two lots of gluten?
  2. Why do these need two different kinds of acidity regulator?

         270 = lactic acid

         297 = fumaric acid

Wraps Bare Hand

Any allergens?

These wraps contain gluten and soy flour so not suitable for anyone on a gluten-free diet or with allergies to wheat or soy.  More details here. 

 Price

These wraps cost $5.00 for a pack of five. This is on a par with Mission lower carb wraps but they have almost half of the carbohydrate of the Mission brand.

My verdict?

A good product if you like and use wraps regularly and wish to manage your carb intake. They are also an excellent source of fibre, source of protein and are free of added sugar. Sure sounds like a win-win to me!

Catherine Saxelby

About the Author

Catherine Saxelby has the answers! She is an accredited nutritionist, blogger and award-winning author. Her latest book Nutrition for Life 2020 Edition is a fresh new update on all the things you've read about or heard in the last year. Think insects, collagen, vegan eating, Keto dieting, vitamin B12, fast food and cafe culture.  It has plenty of colour pictures and is easy to dip in and out of. Grab your copy NOW!