Evol Burritos - Mini-review

First let me say that I realize I'm the only person in the world that would buy a frozen burrito because it's owned by someone that was once on Survivor. But hey - I'm a reality-tv junkie and I'm not ashamed to admit it.

So yes - I bought an Evol Burrito because Brendan from Survivor is one of the company's owners...Sue me.

There he is...don't even ask me what season he was on. He was also one of the founders of Bear Naked Granola and sold that off...

I heard about them a while back - they pack over 20 grams of protein - which is pretty unique for a frozen burrito!

I ran across the Egg & Sausage recently on a trip to Biggs and decided to try it. It costs $3.99 so it's NOT cheap!

Listen to the description: Scrambled eggs, house-made chorizo sausage, herb roasted potatoes, pinto beans, monterey jack and cheddar cheeses and an authentic tomato salsa - all hand rolled together in an insanely tasty flour tortilla.

Sounds great - eh?

Well today - I nuked it and had it for breakfast. The verdict?

Eh - it wasn't too good. I'm very full but I think the potatoes just made it all mushy. I didn't taste the cheeze or the salsa - which were my two hopes that this would be good - all I tasted was potato and an occasional bite of chorizo. That's the problem with a lot of frozen burritos - they just are glumpy. Is that a word? Maybe not - but say it - GLUMPY - that's how it tastes. Dry and not much flavor.

:-(

I had high hopes.

They have a ton of flavors like Cilantro Lime Chicken, Tofu & Spinach Saute and Veggie Fajita (those are non-breakfast obviously) - so if I run into one of those - I might give it a try. The ingredients are much "healthier" than the other frozen burrito options and they are big on the "green" movement.

And 21 grams of protein - I mean - that's like one of those god-awful protein bars that Larry eats! I'll take a glumpy burrito over that any day!

14 comments

  1. Frozen burrito--enough said.

    :)

    Do what my nephew does...cover it a half a jar of hot salsa then nuke it.

    Tirz

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  2. That's too bad. I really love those cheap, 80-cent frozen burritos that are in the bottom bin at Kroger's. I forget what they're called, but you'll know 'em when you see 'em. :)

    Also, check out this article on frozen burritos. Such a fun topic!

    http://www.asylum.com/2008/05/05/the-heat-in-the-icebox-our-frozen-burrito-bonanza/

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  3. I have to admit - the El Monterrey Beef & Bean are my favorite.

    http://www.elmonterey.com/mexicanfood/burritos-family-packs/beef-bean-burritos/

    My secret recipe (well Larry's secret recipe) is after they're cooked put slices of swiss cheese on top - then sour cream and hot sauce.

    DELISH!

    And yeah - they're fattening and bad for you - but I really don't give a rats. They taste damn good!

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  4. I am sorry to hear your first experience with our product wasn't completely amazing. While most people react to our product as though they have found the holy grail, every now and then a burrito dud comes off the line and this one unfortunately landed on your plate. I am not asking to change your opinion, but I would like to give you a chance to try our burritos again for FREE and see if your experience is not a little better. If you have one available, I am also going to suggest sticking your burrito in a panini press for a few minutes after microwaving to achieve toasted tortilla perfection. We have a whole list of ways to cook our burritos at: www.evolfoods.com. Let me know if you would like some free coupons: danielle@evolburritos.com

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  5. You just happened to get a dud.

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  6. you should check out Sweet Earth burritos in the refrigerated section of stores like Whole Foods. they are delicious, fresh and flavorful... and still pack 20 g of protein. they care about ingredients, so only the best stuff is in there. i love them for lunch and they keep me full through the day.

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  7. LOL, @Danielle, "You just happened to get a dud..." So to make it better, you should buy a panini press??? Who the hell has one just lying around?

    Nice review, by the way. Still waiting for a frozen burrito that packs some taste.

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  8. I love Evol burritos. They have good ingredients and no preservatives or anything like that. I've had the beans and rice, chicken and rice, shredded beef, egg and potato and they are all delicious!

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  9. i too have found the evol burritos with potatoes to be underwhelming. the potatoes take up too much space and add no flavor. they also get much hotter than the rest of the filling. however, the non-potato varieties are delicious!
    instead of sour cream, try them with plain greek yogurt. tastes just as good and doubles the protein.

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  10. Even if you don't have a panini press, you could toss it on a grill like the george foreman for a few minutes...most people that I know have something similar to that for quick cooking.

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  11. I and a partner own a burrito company, Tracito's Square Burritos and I am confident to provide a sample and it will never be a 'dud'. Frozen burritos do not have to be 'glumpy'.

    lmj@colorado.edu

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  12. Not good! We bought 20 of them because they were on sale at Kroger and I will be returning them. We have had 3 of the 20 between me and my two teen sons and they are pretty tasteless! :( Amy's burritos are vegetarian (except for the cheese ones) and they ROCK!!!!

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  13. Evol burritos are full of spice, and potatoes rolled up in a white flour tortilla. That's pretty much it. While eating their breakfast burritos it's challenging to find any egg, cheese, or sausage in their sausage, egg and cheese burrito and it will sit in your stomach like a rock.

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  14. I just had one of the Cilantro Lime Chicken Evol burritos. And I immediately hopped online to see if there were any reviews out there. This is the first Evol review that popped up. And I completely agree with it. The Cilantro Lime Chicken burrito may as well be named he stale rice, corn and black bean burrito. There was very little chicken and what was there was crammed at one end. Not that it mattered, because the whole thing lacked any flavor save for the faintest hint of lime. Terrible frozen burrito. Quite possibly the worst I've ever had. I bought two when I got them at Target, so I'll try the other one and see if there's an improvement, but I'm not confident there will be.

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