Breakfast Burritos have been my favorite morning meal for as long as I can remember. There is just something comforting about having all of the essential breakfast foods wrapped into a soft tortilla shell.
While I definitely prefer making my own, due to the creative and artistic freedom presented by the nature of the burrito, there are times when I just don’t feel like putting the effort into making one, nor do I possess the initiative required to drive to Sonic or Hardee’s. That’s why I recently picked up these microwavable Sausage, Egg and Cheese burritos from Bob Evans.
Upon opening my box of burritos, I found that each one was individually wrapped in its very own little plastic sock, sealed away from the outside world to ensure freshness prevailed. Each burrito’s wrapper was partitioned and designed to be be easily opened, which makes life super easy for burrito gobblers who don’t have time to fuss with scissors.
After removing an individual burrito from its plastic holding cell and microwaving it for the time specified, I burnt myself. I won’t take points away from the product for the fact that I’m mentally challenged, but it still hurt and I wanted to get it off my chest. I didn’t cry, though, and my mom said she was very proud of how maturely I handled the situation.
After the tiny wrapped delicacy finally cooled to the point where I could handle it, it was time to dig in.
The first bite, which many say is the most crucial part of any burrito, yielded nothing short of disappointment to the most severe degree. I was treated to a bland, dry, and crunchy tortilla shell with very little filling. I was insulted, in fact, at how the miserably the tortilla’s edges handled the microwaving process. I followed cooking directions exactly, so I accept no blame. This was my primary fear though, and I would’ve been even more surprised had this not happened.
The rest of the burrito was pretty delicious and definitely served as a saving grace. The sausage maintained a nice texture and was seasoned just right, holding a great amount of savory spice. The scrambled eggs were less impressive but still pretty good. Despite their nice flavor, the grainy, crumbly texture detracted a bit from the overall eating experience. Luckily there was an abundance of cheese to make up for that. Also inside of the shell resided a mixture of onions and bell peppers, which both turned out better than I had expected.
The burritos came in a box of six for about $3, which is definitely a fair price. Though the burritos are a little on the skimpy side, they are definitely worth the 50¢.
Going into these, I had anticipated the problems. Experience from reheating taco bell told me that the shell would end up dried out and distastefully crispy and a few run ins with Aunt Jemima was a pretty good indication of what to expect from the eggs.
Surprisingly though, once I got past that first bite I rather enjoyed the Bob Evans microwavable breakfast burritos. The filling was flavorful and satisfying, and the cheap price tag helped a lot as well. While they certainly can’t compete with homemade breakfast burritos, these are a very acceptable substitute.
- Delicious sausage, flavorful egg, bell peppers and onions under an abundance of cheese
- The filling is used graciously
- Fairly affordable
- The tortilla’s edges are crispy and unappealing
- Eggs possess a crumbly, grainy texture
Score: 7.5/10 (Good)