Sweet Earth Burrito Review: The Santa Cruz

Sweet Earth Santa Cruz Burrito

Sweet Earth’s Santa Cruz burrito offers a familiar taste with a little bit of that Sweet Earth twist.

The composition of this burrito is heavily reliant on its pinto beans, which means as far as taste goes, this is probably the closest thing Sweet Earth has to a traditional frozen burrito. That’s not necessarily a bad thing.

There is some seitan in the mix as well, but with the strong flavor of the beans, cheese, and chili peppers, you probably won’t even notice the presence of seitan at all.

Sweet Earth Santa Cruz Burrito

Our one complaint is that, depending on how you thaw and cook the Santa Cruz, the pinto beans can be a bit too dry. They sometimes have an unpleasant crunch to them that takes away from the satisfying texture of the rest of the filling.

At 330 calories (70 from fat), the Santa Cruz falls neatly in line with its cousins at Sweet Earth, though its 720 mg of sodium makes it a bit more sodium-heavy than Sweet Earth burritos like the Curry Tiger (540 mg) or even the Peruvian (640 mg). If you’re trying to keep your sodium low, you might want to eat one of the alternatives instead.

For everyone else, though, the Santa Cruz is a great-tasting, slightly healthier version of the classic frozen burrito we’ve all grown to know and love.

For nutrition information and ingredients, see the package scans below.

Sweet Earth Santa Cruz Burrito

Sweet Earth Santa Cruz Burrito