Hormel’s been busy airing commercials for their Rev sandwich wraps. The commercials are all about physical fitness, being the best you can be, participating in sports and achieving goals. Somehow or another an ad agency managed to connect the dots between those things and a sandwich wrap. Go figure.
While FoodFacts.com might not see the sense behind that connection, Hormel does. Supposedly their Rev wraps are just the thing anyone needs to be able to maximize performance. All 8 varieties deliver between 15 and 17 grams of protein … enough to power plenty of physical activity. Sounds great, right?
Before you go grabbing a Rev wrap on your way to the gym though, you might want to read on and find out what’s going on beyond all that protein.
Let’s take a look at the Italian Style Rev Wrap. There are actually 81 ingredients in this one. That’s a lot for a wrap that contains pepperoni, genoa salami, mozzarella cheese in a rolled flatbread. Here’s the list:
Flatbread (Flour Enriched [Wheat Flour, Barley Malted Flour, Niacin Vitamin B3, Iron Reduced,Thiamine Mononitrate Vitamin B1, Riboflavin Vitamin B2, Folic Acid Vitamin B9] , Water, Wheat Gluten Vital, Soy Flour, Contains 2% or less of the following: [Sugar Brown Liquid, Oats Fiber,Soybeans Oil, Olive Oil Extra Virgin, Spices, Baking Soda, Prunes Juice Concentrate, Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate, Wheat Protein Isolate, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Propionate, Yeast,Cellulose Gum, Fumaric Acid, Salt, Guar Gum, Calcium Sulphate, Carrageenan, Xanthan Gum, Maltodextrin, Annatto Color, Enzymes] ) , Cheese (Cheese Mozzarella Low Moisture Part Skim [Milk Part Skim, Cheese Culture, Salt, Enzymes] , Cheese American [Milk, Cheese Culture, Salt, Enzymes] , Water, Cream, Sodium Phosphate, Salt, Sorbic Acid) , Salami Genoa(Pork, Beef, Salt, Contains 2% or less of the following: Citric Acid [Dextrose, Water, Spices,Sodium Ascorbate Vitamin C, Lactic Acid Starter Culture, Sodium Nitrate Nitrite, Garlic Powder,BHA, BHT, Citric Acid] ) , Pepperoni (Pork, Beef, Salt, Contains 2% or less of the following: Citric Acid [Water, Dextrose, Spices, Lactic Acid Starter Culture, Oleoresin of Paprika, Garlic Powder,Sodium Nitrate Nitrite, BHA, BHT, Citric Acid] )
We can easily live without plenty of the ingredients in this wrap. Curiously, though, it contains only 290 calories. We’re going to assume that there isn’t much meat and cheese inside that flatbread. It also contains 20 grams of fat, 10 mg of saturated fat, 55 mg of cholesterol, and 960 mg of sodium. So besides those 15 grams of protein, there’s really not a whole lot else in there that’s doing much for your body — or fueling your workout or sports performance.
It’s our considered opinion that a different option that contains leaner protein, better fats, and real ingredients would be a better boost. Nice try Hormel, but we’ll “rev” up without the wraps.