The pros: Trader Joe's Pollo Asado Burrito is the newest addition to the refrigerated aisle and an otherwise weak section at Trader Joe's: the wraps.
The cons: I'm not sure why the decided to pretend like this burrito is two servings? Perhaps to make the calorie count appear less.
The verdict: For $3.99 you get a burrito that is supposedly two servings. Realistically, if you are grabbing this, it will likely be only one serving. This product seems very similar to Trader Joe's Black Bean and Cheese Burrito, with some noticeable differences. Yes, there are lots of black beans and some cheese, but that is where the similarities end.
Within the white tortilla there is tender chicken which has a slight acidity. There is some rice as well. In addition there is some corn salsa, but I only felt there were a few teaspoons of it used here. There is a slight spice, but nothing that isn't pleasant. This burrito is best served warm to hot. I tried it cold and preferred it microwaved briefly.
This burrito suffers the same flaws that the Pork Carnitas do. The contents are not distributed evenly and I was wishing for a better balance of the ingredients. There wasn't a lot of chicken, but there was a lot of black beans. So on some levels this did not stand out from the black bean and cheese burrito. It seemed more like a progression or a different variety.
Overall, this is good, but not great. It won't be any threat to your local Mexican eatery. For under $4 for lunch, you'll be hard pressed to get a burrito at the same price.
The package of Trader Joe's Pollo Asado Burrito:
The nutritional information and the long list of ingredients:
How to prepare:
Out of the package and cut in half you get:
Would I buy this again? I personally preferred the Carnitas with Salsa Verde, but this was good too. I'd buy this again.
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Ryan Sturm says
That's crazy that they consider this two servings. Even compared to the other wraps it is right on-par if it were 1 serving -- even less fat than most of the others!