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Amy’s Kitchen Gluten Free Burrito Review

I made an impromptu stop at my favorite local co-op today (La Montanita on Rio Grande Blvd. for my fellow ABQ. peeps) and I hit the jackpot!  I have been looking EVERYWHERE for Amy’s new gluten-free burritos and today was the big day!  I only found the non-dairy version, but that was just fine by me especially since my tiniest tot is dairy-free.  For all my egg-allergic friends out there, this is your lucky day too because the Amy’s Gluten Free, Non-Dairy Burritos are also VEGAN! :-D

See that?  No GMO’s, Woo-Hoo! :-D

Now, I am not a nutritionist or anything, but I think this product looks like a winner as far as convenience foods are concerned!

The serving size is one entire burrito (so no trickiness with multiple serving sizes that require a calculator to tally up the actual damage!), and each burrito has:

240 calories

6 grams of Total Fat; 0.5 grams being Saturated Fat (To learn more about fats, see: “Dietary Fats Know Which Types to Choose” on the Mayo Clinic website).

430 mg of Sodium (If you would like to learn more about sodium, including the daily recommended intake, check out this article on sodium from the Mayo Clinic).

38 grams Total Carbohydrates (See ‘Carbohydrates’ on the Mayo Clinic’s guide to Nutrition and Healthy Eating).

5 grams Dietary Fiber (to learn more about fiber, including the daily recommended intake, check out this article about fiber from the Mayo Clinic).

3 grams Sugar (one of the best articles I’ve read that really helped me to understand how much sugar is in a product was an article by Dr. Robyn Silverman titled, “Pour Some Sugar On It: How Much Sugar is in My Child’s Food?” I HIGHLY recommend it).

7 grams Protein (See ‘Protein’ on the Mayo Clinic’s guide to Nutrition and Healthy Eating).

See how Evaporated Cane Juice (a.k.a. Sugar) is at the bottom of the list?  That is a good thing (at least from what my non-nutritionist mind understands).

The “mom” in me is thinking that this is a really good choice for those inevitable days when time just slips away and you need a little pre-made help in the kitchen! :-D

The photos above are of the still-frozen burrito.  The tortilla reminds me more of a crepe than of an actual flour tortilla, but if I weren’t scrutinizing it for this review, I would never have noticed!  The gluten free non-dairy burrito has a seasoned bean and rice filling (no cheese substitutes) and the texture is wonderful!  I don’t want to toot my own horn just yet, but I think I could actually taste some cumin!  Is there such a thing as a ‘taste mirage?’ ;-)

The real victory for a gluten-free alternative is when it tastes like “the real deal” (well, at least in our memories).  The first thing my husband said when he took a bite was, “it tastes like a burrito.”  Then I asked if it was gummy, too bland…all the things we’ve come to expect from a pre-packaged GF substitute.  All he could say was, “No, it just tastes like a really good burrito.”

Yes!

“Mom, I love being gluten-free.”

YES! :-D

Have you tried the new gluten-free burritos from Amy’s Kitchen yet?  If so, I would love to hear your thoughts!

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Comments

  1. Diane says:

    YUMMY!!! I need to find these, even if I drive the hour to Whole Foods to get them !!

  2. My husband would love these. Perfect for him to take to work for lunch. I haven't seen them at our grocery store, yet. I'll keep looking.

  3. Dena says:

    I need to find that Co-op! Have never heard of it. But I would really love to get him the Cheddar cheese ones. Thanks for the review, we will definately be getting some soon!

  4. Jennie says:

    These look great! I'm hoping to find them at a store near me so I can try them for myself.

  5. Mariel says:

    I tried them & agree – they just tasted "like a really good burrito"! It seriously blew my mind as I'm so used to putting up with mediocre taste or texture in GF products. Suffice it to say, I have eaten a dozen of these burritos so far this month!

  6. Jennifer says:

    THANK YOU THANK YOU

  7. Jenny H. says:

    Hi Heidi,

    Thanks for your review. I was just on the Amy’s website and I saw that they starting making GF burritos. I have Celiac and I am lactose intolerant, so I was really excited to see the GF and dairy-free burritos. I went over to my local natural foods store and picked up two of the GF/DF burritos for dinner tonight. I am very familiar with Amy’s products and usually eat them at least three times a week. I am a HUGE fan of the Black Bean Enchilada Whole Meal. I could literally eat it every night and be completely happy. To me it tastes better than most restaurants. I am in love with it…anyway, I digress! ;)

    My husband is not GF or DF and he usually eats the Amy’s regular Bean & Cheese Burrito. I have been cooking them for him for years, and they always smell so so so good! I am jealous of him. Anyway, I got my GF/DF burritos and popped them in the oven. I was a little surprised at the texture of the tortillas…they looked a little porous to me. Whatever…

    I always cook our meals in the oven, so I followed the instructions carefully and was ready to eat after 50 minutes of cooking. Overall I really liked them. It was a lot of food for little old me. I was only able to eat 1 ½ burritos and the a little corn chips and guacamole. Very filling.

    Speaking of the filling…I loved the insides of the burrito! VERY VERY tasty! Can’t say enough of the inside of the burrito. The only slightly negative thing I will say is that I was not totally in love with the tortilla itself. It was good, but not great. It tasted a little plain to me, and the texture was just one touch off. I am not a big complainer, and overall I really liked the burrito. I just wasn’t over-the-top crazy about it. I will buy them again and eat them again, no doubt! I am glad Amy’s came out with this new product. They are very nutritionally sound, as you pointed out. The taste was very good…especially the filling of the burrito.

    Thanks for this good blog. I will have to visit you more often!

  8. lciaravi says:

    Hi there…So glad I found your blog…looks like a lot of interesting reading here. YES! I have tried the Amy's Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free burritos and they are delicious. I am vegan and I used to get the dairy free burritos, which were good , but I like the gluten free ones so much better because they are lot lighter. I keep a few in the freezer for a quick meal if I need it!

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