Review: Sausage Breakfast Burrito from Chick-fil-A
Chick-fil-A wants you to “Eat Mor Chikin”, but did you know there are some non-chicken animals on the menu? Actually just the delicious pig is the victim, the cows are still safe. I’m convinced that a lot of the general public fails to look at Chick-fil-A as a legit quick-service breakfast spot. The recent Chick-fil-A “Free Breakfast Giveaway” campaign hopefully will open some eyes to the delectable options pre-10:30am. Since we’ve covered pretty much every chicken product on the CFA menu, here’s a little change up and review of the Sausage Breakfast Burrito.
The Chick-fil-A Sausage Breakfast Burrito is described like this:
Chunks of pork sausage gently mixed with scrambled eggs, fire-roasted onions and peppers and a subtle blend of Monterey Jack and Cheddar cheeses – all wrapped in a soft flour tortilla and served with our spicy salsa.
You know, some of the toughest food pictures to take are burritos. They never seems to come out looking all that great. When you’re stuffing 6+ ingredients into a tight tortilla, things just get a bit messy. I must say, I think I did justice to this Sausage Breakfast Burrito. In the photo below, you can clearly see the buttery golden chunks of egg, the diced pork sausage, the shiny glow of melted Cheddar and the hint of roasted green and red peppers. This is a good example of what a well put together fast-food breakfast burrito is all about. It’s a tight package of well thought out flavors that doesn’t suffer from any watery runoff of sauces like I’ve experienced with other breakfast wraps.
Every ingredient shines with the Sausage Breakfast Burrito. The inclusion of peppers and onions give you a real “burrito” feel rather than just another breakfast wrap. This also holds true with the Jalapeno Salsa packets served alongside it. While more tomatoey and less peppery, the Jalapeno Salsa is a decent addition for a little added moisture and flavor. It’s not just a packet of hot sauce, the Jalapeno Salsa does have some substance to it, just none of the heat some might be looking for. With Chick-fil-A’s recent direction towards Spicy Chicken sandwiches and spicy breakfast offerings, it would be nice to see a mild/medium/hot salsa option be introduced sometime in the future. Not to say the Sausage Breakfast Burrito is necessarily “boring”, its just one of two options of breakfast burrito available (the other being chicken). Don’t get me wrong, it’s a good representation of a breakfast burrito, but it would be cool if the customer had some customization options… like maybe added hashbrowns perhaps?
At a price of $2.39, the Sausage Breakfast Burrito is priced right. The ingredients are plentiful and there is some good weight in the 23 grams of protein. If you’re not quiet digging chicken for breakfast, the Sausage Breakfast Burrito might be more of your thing. It doesn’t wow me in any specific ways, but the Sausage Breakfast Burrito a good act to emulate if you’re wanting to follow how this sort of grub should be done.
Pros: >: Priced right. No ingredients or flavors get lost, great distribution. A non-chicken breakfast option at CFA. This is how a breakfast burrito at a fast food joint should be done. Finally a photogenic burrito
Cons: Would like some future customization options. Jalapeno Salsa is too mild, even for me.
Grubbing on-the-go: 6.00/10
Price: $2.39 entree, $4.99 combo with Hash Browns and OJ
Overall GrubGrade: 7.50/10
More Info: ChickfilA.com
Sausage Breakfast Burrito
Calories - 510
Total Fat - 29 grams
Saturated Fat - 12 grams
Cholesterol - 265 milligrams
Carbs - 40 grams
Sodium - 930 milligrams
Dietary Fiber - 2 grams
Sugars - 2 grams
Protein - 23 grams