By July 11, 2007

So much for the Big Burrito

That’s not my stripper stage name, that’s what I used to order at Chipotle. Chicken burrito with rice, black beans, corn salsa, and lettuce. Sure, the burrito weighs over a pound, but how bad could it possibly be?

It’s like eating a pound of death, that’s how fucking bad it is. has a calculator you can use to determine how many calories your favorite item has. In my case, it’s over a thousand calories. Items of nutritional interest include over 2700mg of salt and a retarded 138g of carbohydrates. Hoooly shit. Well, the good news is I’ll go back to my low-carb triple cheeseburgers at Five Guys. Thanks to Fishsprout for pointing this out to me.

If you are a current/past Chipotle consumer, how much does your favorite item weigh?

Chipotle Nutrition Facts
Serving Size:
1 Burrito

Amount Per Serving

Calories 1024 Calories from Fat 260
% DV*
Total Fat 29g
Saturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 96mg
Sodium 2759mg
Total Carbohydrate 138g
Dietary Fiber 12.5g
Sugars 4g
Protein 54g
Vitamin A 108%
Vitamin C 35%
Calcium 23%
Iron 28%

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  1. fishsprout says:

    Sad! My little chicken taco with chips and guac is 1500 calories, 73g of fat, and 150g of carbs! Outrageous!

  2. Holy crap! How do they even succeed in fitting that many calories in there?! Do they lace the meal with super-sugar and they deep-fry it? o_O

    I have to admit the burrito sounds delectable, but deary-me!

    Mmmm… Burrito….

  3. rawcode says:

    Only 1300 calories for my normal Burrito.

  4. I like the Barbacoa. If I get it in a bowl (no wrap):
    Total Fat 51g
    Saturated Fat 19.5g
    Cholesterol 144mg
    Sodium 1861mg
    Total Carbohydrate 38g
    Dietary Fiber 12.6g
    Sugars 3g
    Protein 55g

    If I drop the sour cream and cheese, but keep the guacamole side (also included above):
    Total Fat 32g
    Saturated Fat 6.5g
    Cholesterol 74mg
    Sodium 1651mg
    Total Carbohydrate 35g
    Dietary Fiber 12.6g
    Sugars 1g
    Protein 46gTotal Fat 32g
    Saturated Fat 6.5g
    Cholesterol 74mg
    Sodium 1651mg
    Total Carbohydrate 35g
    Dietary Fiber 12.6g
    Sugars 1g
    Protein 46g

    Still not exactly healthy…

  5. drfaulken says:

    The sodium is still crazy on both of those, but at least the total carbs are low. How many calories does each of those have?

  6. Oh, I didn’t copy the total lines, I guess. I mainly look at sodium, carbs, and fat.

  7. chuck says:

    ummm i got 1210 cal
    heres the problem. dine-in restrants are, in general, BAD FOR YOU!!!! burgers at dine in restruants reach well over 1000 Cal. Those burgers weigh half as much as a burrito. The problem with restraunts is they make you think their burgers are better because they cost more. but your just paying for extra salt and butter not nutrition.

    If You want to eat healthy never eat out or eat the same burrito for all of you meals and snack lots

    check restraunt nutriotion facts here

  8. Dogmatix says:

    Salt aside, which isn’t as huge a concern if you don’t have blood pressure problems (though those #s are still pretty ridiculous), those numbers are prefectly in line for 1 subtsantial meal. Those carbs #s aren’t at all ridiculous for what you are ordering: the wrapper, beans and rice are all carb-heavy, with the rice and wrap being nothing *but* carbs. (I’m a diabetic; this is something to which I must pay attention). Cheese, guac, and sour cream are basically 100% solid fat, so I never quite understood why anyone would order all 3 on anything. While I’m not knocking anyone’s personal preferences, it just strikes me as similar to putting butter as well as cream in your coffee.

    When the wife and head out for a Chipotle run, 90% of the time, it’s the only meal we end up eating that day other than toast and coffee/tea for breakfast. Generally, we can hardly move after eating the thing, which is usually a pretty good sign that it’s plenty enough calories.

    Frankly, I suspect, you’ll get very close to those same numbers if you cooked the same meal yourself at home [close to 900mg of the salt in that mix is in the burrito wrapper itself; there’s also a substantial amount of salt in the salsas], so Chuck, while I mostly agree with your point, I would emphasize that most people’s *food choices* are. That burger you eat at home, made from tasty tasty 85/15 ground beef is damned near as bad for you as the one you buy at from any McFood joint. Again, you’ll use less salt at home and probably a hair less cooking fat, but, no matter what you do, it’s still cholesterol-heavy fatty red meat. Just because it was cooked on your stove doesn’t actually make it any better for you.

    If folks want to eat healthy, they need to learn how to (1) read a nutrition label and (2) actually learn how to cook (i.e., tearing open the side of a Lean Cuisine or Hot Pockets box and tossing it in micro isn’t “cooking”). Otherwise, all you do is eat as poorly at home as you do in a restaurant.