Product: Udi’s Gluten Free Spicy Southwest Veggie Breakfast Burrito – $3.49+
It all began at Expo West…which I always dream about attending but know that it is highly unlikely. The best part about Expo West is that all the companies who are in attendance usually announce and promote their new products that are set to hit stores throughout the coming year. I try to follow my Twitter feed closely while Expo West is happening, just waiting for one of the gluten-free companies or a gluten-free blogger who is there to post what they are releasing or what they have seen at the booths of certain gluten-free companies.
So, when I saw not only freezer meals but also gluten-free burritos pop up from Udi’s Gluten Free…you better believe I perked up and took interest. Of course, it took until now for me to find the burritos in my area…but it happened yesterday. I made a random stop off at my local Meijer and discovered these little delights hidden in the freezer section. I scanned the boxes…seeing so many of them to choose from, but most of them with meat. And then…I spotted the two versions that did not include meat.
One was a breakfast burrito and the other one for lunch/dinner. My roommate spotted the Udi’s Gluten Free Chicken Apple Sausage Breakfast Burrito, so it was decided that today, after we went swimming, we’d come home and have breakfast burritos for breakfast before running some errands and whatever else needed to be done. So, I grabbed the vegetarian version – the Udi’s Gluten Free Spicy Southwest Veggie Breakfast Burrito, and we checked out.
And I was excited. My laps in the pool couldn’t end soon enough. And when they did…I changed…I drove home…and I was totally ready to eat. For real.
Preparing the Udi’s Gluten Free Breakfast Burritos is super easy. Remove from the freezer, and take out of the wrapper. Wrap the small (it is small) burrito in a moist paper towel and microwave for 1 minute and 35 seconds on high. My microwave is old…so I did it for 2 minutes to ensure they were warm all the way through. Allow the burrito to sit for 1 minute before removing it from the paper towel and devouring.
My roommate had hers done first. And as I threw mine, wrapped in a paper towel, into the microwave, I asked her what she thought. She said that the tortilla was nothing special but the filling was phenomenal. So, that was good. YAY! Made me feel good about mine as it cooked through. When mine finished up, I allowed it to sit, and then, for blogging photo purposes, I cut mine in half. It was still a little frosty on the inside, so I tossed it, now unwrapped, back into the microwave for an additional 30 seconds. That worked. Time to eat.
I sliced into my burrito, having not had a burrito in ages. Seriously. Ages. Years. Since I have been a Celiac. So…I was just…dying to try it. I took my first bite and was…slightly underwhelmed. It wasn’t bad at all. It just…didn’t have much flavor to it. It felt like it was lacking seasoning or something. A dash of something just to elevate the flavors. But…it wasn’t bad. I could taste all of the vegetables that were inside, and loved the various textures that they brought to my palate. But, I actually think the tortilla was my favorite part of mine. If I had thought about it while eating, I would have put some hot sauce on the burrito…but it didn’t even occur to me. Weird, because I always put hot sauce on breakfast things that involve veggies and potatoes and eggs. I guess I was focusing on eating it…seeing what I liked and what I didn’t. The tortilla was soft and delicious. The inside was stuffed, for sure, with all the egg whites, vegetables, potatoes, and even some cheese. It was a good breakfast, for sure. Filling and ultimately good…but I just thought a little dash of something…cayenne or salt or something…might just make it great. And…I found this more mild than spicy for sure. No spice at all. Hence…add your own hot sauce. For real.
So…let’s talk ingredients, shall we? The Udi’s Gluten Free Spicy Southwest Veggie Breakfast Burrito is best examined in two parts. The filling of the burrito is made up from cooked egg whites, roasted potatoes, cheese sauce, heavy cream, butter, water, potato flour, onions, rice starch, parmesan cheese, tomatoes in juice, poblanos, corn, cheddar cheese, jalapenos, tomatoes, bell peppers, onions, garlic, corn starch, lime juice, salt and spices. The tortilla is made from water, tapioca starch, modified food starch, sweet rice flour, powdered cellulose, tapioca syrup, palm oil, egg whites, pea protein, tapioca maltodextrin, cane sugar syrup, glycerine, gum, cellulose gum, cultured corn syrup solids, citric acid, lactic acid, salt, enzymes, fumaric acid. Whew…it’s a laudnry list of ingredients…and not all of them sound like real food, right? So…yeah…there are some chemical-ish sounding things in there…but a majority of the ingredients are real food.
As for the nutritional information, a serving is 1 burrito. This burrito will provide you with 200 calories and 5 grams of fat. Not bad for a breakfast burrito, right? You will also be consuming 5 mg cholesterol, 400 mg sodium, and 4 grams of sugar. Finally, you will be eating 5 grams of fiber and 8 grams of protein. Like I said…filling!
So, the filling wasn’t much to scream about, but the tortilla was delicious and cooked up to perfection, without getting dry and hard in the corners or anything. Love that. Would I purchase this product again…maybe…if I needed something easy and fast. But next time, I’ll have my own hot sauce ready. Don’t believe for a moment that these flavors bring any sort of spicy heat…but that is really my only complaint. A little more flavor will bring this to breakfast perfection!