Forgive me. I had full intentions of making a spectacular quiche from scratch, including a homemade gluten-free crust…but, then I had a glass of wine and couldn’t imagine doing anything beyond nibbling on cheese and savoring each sip. Since I hate drinking on an empty stomach, however, I had no choice but to eat something pre-made. Result of my laziness: another Amy’s Kitchen dinner for me and another product review for you!
The Good: As with all of the Amy’s Kitchen products that I’ve tried, I can actually pronounce all of the ingredients. I chose the toaster-oven method of preparing the Burrito and was quite surprised that the wrap didn’t completely crumble (although it did end up exploding in the middle, forcing me to use creative means to prevent a sloppy mess of beans from spreading onto my wine glass). The wrap was sweet in flavor, but its flavor did not overpower the rest of the ingredients. By far, one of the best-textured gluten free wraps that I have had to date. Too bad the rest of the Burrito fell way below expectations.
The Bad: If you are looking for an authentic Burrito meal, you will be very disappointed. Unlike most of Amy’s Kitchen products, the Burrito’s fresh and healthful ingredients were code for “bland” taste. There were no spices to bring the bean mixture to life and it lacked salt. This Burrito also left my craving for a cheesy meal unsatisfied. I even checked the package twice to make sure I picked up the Burrito with cheese. One the other hand, the lack of cheese in this “Cheese Burrito” gave me the perfect excuse to indulge in another glass of wine. But, since I love cheese more than wine, I would have preferred more cheese and would have adjusted for the extra calories by drinking a little less wine.
The Verdict: Overall, an easy to prepare meal with a decent wrap flavour that earns extra points because of its use of animal free enzyme and rennet free cheese….just a little more of it would have been nice: 3.5.
The Nutritional Test
The Good: Unlike Natalka, I can’t say enough good things about this amazing Burrito! It is an amazing unique pre-made product that is mainly organic and gluten-free. This is a low-caloric, on the go low-fat meal and is fairly nutritious. This is a great alternative to other pre-made wraps as it contains zero trans-fats! Other commercial wraps usually contain hidden fats in their ‘secret’ sauces and ingredients.
The Bad: There are no obvious downsides to this gluten-free Burrito. However, the sodium content is on the higher side so those with high blood pressure or individuals needing to watch their salt intake and might consider a homemade version of this wrap.
The Verdict: This gluten-free wrap scores high on the nutritional scale having no preservatives, no MSG and no trans-fats with 87% organic ingredients. But, it looses points for its high sodium content. My rating: 4 out of 5.
Overall Verdict: This product rates 7.5 out of 10. Great alternative for a wrap, but if you want more flavour, think of adding some of your own favourite spices!