I know this isn’t necessarily a new item, but I saw some advertising for the Chorizo Egg and Cheese Burrito from Carl’s Jr, and I wanted to give it a try.
At first sight, it looks and feels really big. I figure it is about 1 to 1 1/2 pounds. Very hearty, and looks like I will be full for both breakfast and lunch. I also noticed that it didn’t stay together very well. Unlike breakfast burritos from other restaurants, the tortilla shell keeps opening up. This makes it a little awkward to eat, especially at the end.
A peek inside lets us see the hash browns (these actually the hash browns from the regular menu), the salsa, egg, and the chorizo sausage. Apparently this has cheese on it as well, but as you can see from the picture, there really isn’t enough to make it even noticeable.
On first bite, the flavor and spice of the chorizo is over powering. It isn’t incredibly spicy, but it really over powers the flavors of the other ingredients. The flavor and texture of the chorizo sausage is more like taco meat (actually I thought it was taco meat at first). The hash browns are nice and crunchy. They bring an interesting texture to the overall presentation. The egg and pico de gallo salsa are really non factors. Both are overpowered by the meat, and the cheese was virtually nonexistent. Also the ingredients are very uneven inside. Some bites were all egg, while some were all sausage, while some were mostly hash browns.
I would have preferred they tone down the spice of the meat, while adding a few more textures. I felt the whole thing was a little dry, and maybe could use some sauce or maybe some melted cheese.
Hunger Filling Grade: B+ – It was a very large burrito and very filling with the egg, sausage and tortilla. It has quite a few carbs to make you feel full for a long time.
Value Grade: C – I paid $3.99 for the Chorizo Egg & Cheese Breakfast Burrito, and comparable to other items I can get from Carl’s Jr, or other breakfast burritos I can get from other places, I felt I was paying a little too much.
Bottomline – It was a surprising change to other breakfast burritos on the market, although it was too spicy, and tasted more like a soft taco with egg in it. The spiciness overpowered the other ingredients. I probably wouldn’t get it again, and I would much rather have the breakfast biscuit offerings from Carl’s Jr instead, that are cheaper and almost just as filling.
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