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PJ's Organic Chicken Burrito Review

Reviewed by Tanya Jackson | Mar 15, 2011
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PJ's Organic Chicken Burrito
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I almost always have a frozen burrito of some form camping out in my freezer. They are perfect when I need something quick, well rounded and filling to help me power through a day full of lectures, labs and studying. The other day, I had an hour to whip up a quick lunch and tackle some Calculus homework, so I threw a PJ's Organic Chicken Burrito into the microwave and got my books all set up.

NUTRITION FACTS
Serving Size: 1 burrito (170 grams)
Calories: 340
Total Fat: 8 grams, 12%
Saturated Fat: 1.5 grams, 8%
Sodium: 820 mg, 34%
Carbohydrates: 51 grams
Fiber: 3 grams, 13%
Sugar: 0 grams
Protein: 13 grams

When taking the burrito out of the microwave, I could tell that this was not your average frozen burrito. The tortilla was very "flour-y" and reminded me of a cast (that you get put on your arm/ leg/ limb, when it's broken) - odd comparison I know, but it was very thick, hard and overbearing in some areas and too doughy in others. The inside was tasty, but this supposedly has chicken in it - being a chicken burrito and all - but it must be shredded and ground super fine, because I couldn't see it. I had the same issue with Cedarlane Low Fat Chicken Burrito, but the nutrition facts are better, so Cedarlane has the upper-hand.

Each 6 ounce PJ's Organic Chicken Burrito provides 340 calories, 8 grams of total fat, 1.5 grams of which is saturated fat (12% & 8% of the daily value), 820 mg of sodium (34% of the DV - wowza), 3 grams of fiber (12% of the DV), no sugar and 13 grams of protein. The ingredients is organic, of course, starting with unbleached wheat flour for the tortilla and organic cooked white chicken meat, organic black beans, water, organic white short grain rice etc. for the filling.

I paid $1.79 for PJ's Organic Chicken Burrito and, although it may be a few cents cheaper than its frozen competitors, I think I will stick with some of my tried and true favorites to sustain my emergency burrito stash, such as Cedarlane Beans Rice & Cheese Style Burrito and EVOL Veggie Fajita Burrito.

{Website: PJ's Organics}

Rating
Taste: 2.5
Nutrition: 4
Price: 2.5
Overall: 3
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