The 'healthy' McMuffin: McDonald's launches yolk-free version with 40 fewer calories

Published On: Mar 14 2013 10:59:57 AM EDT
OAK BROOK, Illinois -

McDonald's is rolling out a yolk-free version of its Egg McMuffin this spring. The world's biggest hamburger chain says the 'Egg White Delight' will be made with a whole grain muffin, Canadian bacon and white cheddar cheese.

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It will be available nationally April 22 and clock in at 260 calories, compared with 300 calories for a regular Egg McMuffin.

--Classic Egg McMuffin is 300 calories

The Oak Brook, Ill.-based chain says the egg whites will be cooked on the grill with a spatula.

Customers can request the egg whites for other breakfast sandwiches as well.

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When asked whether there would be an extra charge for the egg white substitutes, McDonald's spokeswoman Ofelia Casillas said in an email that the company doesn't stipulate pricing to franchisees.

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