Friday, October 19, 2012

Reds All Natural Burrito Review

I like burritos from restaurants like Chipotle and Moe's Southwest grill.  I also like frozen meals that are easy to make at home.  So when I saw a new frozen burrito product available at Target, I thought I would give it a try.  I went with the Red's All Natural Bean and Rice burrito.  It was on sale for about $2.50, regular price, $3.50.  The burrito is big, comparable to those at the restaurants I mentioned.  A look at the nutrition facts reveals that it is pretty healthy with not too much saturated fat or sodium, especially for a 510 calorie meal.  The ingredients are healthy and natural too.

So I took it home and tried it.  It took about 4 minutes to cook in my microwave.  They recommend 3 minutes on each side.  It was kind of watery when I took it out and cut it open.  Then for the taste test.  To my surprise it was very spicy, much too spicy for my tastes.  After a few bites my mouth was already on fire.  The packaging didn't mention anything about it being very spicy.  I couldn't really taste anything besides the heat which was disappointing.  I ended up just eating the outside tortilla and some of the black beans, but I had to toss the rest because it was too hot. 

Overall I think this product has potential if they cut down on the spice.  I looked at the ingredients and it has chili pepper, cayenne pepper, and white pepper, so that is probably what is contributing to the taste.  If you like spicy foods, give this one a try. 

The only other product I have tried which is similar to this is Amy's frozen burritos.  The have a bean and cheddar burrito which is smaller, but pretty good.  They usually sell for around $2.50.  I buy these sometimes when they are on sale.

Red's has several other varieties of burritos such as steak, chicken, pork, and turkey but unfortunately I will not be trying them after being let down by the bean and rice burrito. 

1 comment:

  1. I have tried the chicken burrito. Yes, it is thick with a lot of healthy ingredients, but it tasted nothing like any burrito I have ever eaten! I think it was too much cumin, plus the other spices, that made it taste very bitter for me! I finished it by adding sour cream on top of it, because I didn't want to dump it in the trash. But I disliked it very much.