It’s a rainy Friday here in Boston and I wanted to grab something quick at Dunkin for breakfast. I went out last night for a couple of glasses of wine and am super tired and I knew cereal at my desk wasn’t going to cut. So I ended up seeing the sign for the new breakfast burrito at DD.
It is under $3 and you can choose veggie or steak. The advertisement on the website says: “Try the Southwest Veggie Burrito, filled with fire-roasted vegetables and southwest spices. Or, go big and add steak for the hearty Southwest Steak Burrito. Give your taste buds a bold wake up.” I thought for sure veggie would be the healthier option and ordered it asap. Bad move really. This is a good example of researching the food before you order.
The nutritional stats are not looking good. The tiny little burrito has 330 calories, 17 grams of fat, 30 carbs, and 2 grams of fiber. In Weight Watcher’s Points Plus that is 9 points! Yikes is all I have to say. If it was ridiculously good, I would not have minded and could just eat a smaller lunch or snack today and add in a longer work out, but I really was not crazy about it and will probably not be giving it another chance.
I always check out the ingredients list in my food and I was not pleased to see this!! I don’t even know what half of those things are! Yes I see some promising items in there like eggs, cheese, black beans, sweet potatoes, corn, and peppers with spices. Check it out from their site:
NGREDIENTS: Burrito Filling: Processed Eggs [Pasteurized Whole Eggs, Nonfat Milk, Soybean Oil, Modified Food Starch, Salt, Xanthan Gum, Citric Acid, Butter Flavor (Maltodextrin, Natural Butter Flavor, Annatto and Turmeric added for color), Pepper], Corn and Black Beans [Corn, Black Beans (Water, Black Beans, Salt), Poblano Chiles, Red Bell Pepper, Contains 2% or less of Extra Virgin Olive Oil], Shredded Processed Pepper Jack Cheese [Monterey Jack Cheese (Pasteurized Milk, Cheese Culture, Salt, Enzymes), Water, Jalapeno Peppers (Jalapeno Peppers, Salt, Vinegar), Milkfat, Sodium Phosphates, Salt, Sodium Hexametaphosphate, Cellulose Powder (added when shredded to prevent caking), Potassium Sorbate and Natamycin (Preservatives)], Processed Monterey Jack Cheese [Monterey Jack Cheese (Milk, Cheese Culture, Salt, Enzymes), Water, Milkfat, Sodium Phosphate, Salt, Sodium Hexametaphosphate, Cellulose Powder (added when shredded to prevent caking), Potassium Sorbate and Natamycin (Preservatives)], Sweet Potatoes, Seasoning [Spices, Dehydrated Vegetables, (Onion, Tomato, Garlic), Maltodextrin, Paprika, Sugar, Natural Hickory Smoke Flavor (contains Maltodextrin), Natural Grill Flavor (from Vegetable Oil), and Silicon Dioxide added to prevent caking], Seasoning (Maltodextrin, Cultured Dextrose, Sodium Diacetate, Sodium Chloride, Egg White Lysozyme, Nisin); Flour Tortilla: Bleached Enriched Wheat Flour (Flour, Malted Barley Flour, Niacin, Reduced Iron, Thiamin Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Water, Soybean Oil, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil (Contains one or more of the following: Cottonseed Oil, Soybean Oil) with Mono and Diglycerides and/or Citric Acid added (to preserve freshness), Contains 2% or less of the following: Sugar, Salt, Leavening (Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate, Sodium Bicarbonate, Corn Starch, Monocalcium Phosphate), Potato Starch with Monoglyceride, Vital Wheat Gluten, Calcium Propionate (to preserve freshness), Monoglycerides with Citric Acid (to preserve freshness), Glycerine, Fumaric Acid, Dextrose, Dough Conditioner (Wheat Flour, Calcium Sulfate, Sorbic Acid), Cellulose Gum, Potassium Sorbate (to preserve freshness), Enzyme Complex (Salt, Wheat Starch, Enzymes, Microcrystalline Cellulose).
Yea, pretty intense list right ? Have you tried either of the options yet? What did you think? I think I will pass on this one next time and go for their wake up wraps or other light options.