Alpha Plant-Based Chik’n Fajita Burrito Review

Alpha Plant-Based Chik'n Fajita Burrito

It’s been a while since we reviewed a proper frozen burrito, so we thought we’d get back into the swing of things today. See, we actually started off just reviewing frozen burritos before we broadened our focus to reviewing all types of frozen food. The burrito phase didn’t last long, but we still look back on those days with much fondness.

Today, we’re checking out the Alpha Plant-Based Chik’n Fajita Burrito, which, to be honest, has been a bit tricky to come by. We’ve reviewed a couple of Alpha’s other products (one burrito and a pot pie), but we always struggle to find more of them. They’re quite elusive, especially during a pandemic and several major supply chain issues. But we did it. We found this one, and we’re going to happily give it a taste.

So let’s cook this thing up!

Now, normally we’d post images of the cooking instructions, but the way our package was glued, the instructions weren’t visible. So we went to the official Alpha website and looked there. They list two options: oven and microwave. For oven enthusiasts, you’ll want to preheat to 400 degrees Fahrenheit, then remove the wrapper and place the burrito on an oven-save dish or pan of some sort. cook for 12 to 15 minutes, then flip the burrito over and cook for another 12 to 15 minutes. Make sure you let it cool before digging in.

For less patient folks (admittedly, we find ourselves in that category today), you can also use the microwave. Remove the wrapper, then place the burrito on a microwave-safe plate and heat for 70 to 90 seconds. As you probably guessed, we went with the microwave for this particular review.

Alpha Plant-Based Chik'n Fajita Burrito

Admittedly, our burrito ended up pretty soggy on the bottom. We do think that’s probably on us, though, because cooking this in the oven, which is the recommended method, would probably mitigate that issue. We just weren’t feeling patient today!

The faux chicken meat is probably not going to trick any carnivores, because it doesn’t have the texture of real chicken, but flavor-wise it works really well with this burrito. That’s mostly thanks to the vegan spicy cheddar, we think, as it gives this an almost creamy flavor, yet one with some southwestern zing.

Then there’s a tomato-based sauce, which is used sparingly, but it adds a little bit of sweetness to the whole affair, and that’s what really ties this thing together.

So how spicy is this? Well, we honestly didn’t even notice that it was supposed to be spicy at all until we were most of the way through it, so you can probably surmise that this is pretty mild on the spectrum of spice. It’s definitely not going to satisfy folks who are looking for something extremely spicy, but spice-ophobes can probably eat this without feeling too nervous about it.

One burrito contains 290 calories and 430 mg of sodium. That’s pretty much what we’d expect for a frozen burrito of this size, but we should also point out that this isn’t incredibly filling. You could probably eat two of these in a sitting with a decent appetite. Oh, and we should point out that this burrito is vegan-friendly.

The Alpha Plant-Based Chik’n Fajita Burrito is quite tasty. While the faux meat and vegan-friendly cheese won’t fool anyone, the overall flavor of the burrito as a whole is really good. This is a good pick for vegans and non-vegans alike, though only if you can actually find one. Picking up one for this review wasn’t exactly easy.

To learn more about the nutrition content or ingredients in this frozen burrito, check out our package scans below.

Alpha Plant-Based Chik'n Fajita Burrito
Alpha Plant-Based Chik'n Fajita Burrito
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1 year ago

I got tricked into buying one of these (the fact that it’s “plant based” escaped my notice, it sat in the “real” burritos section). It was bland and lacked texture, I ate one of the “chik’n” bits by itself just to see and it did not remind me of chicken in any way. The only resemblance it bore to a retaurant fajita was that it contained Bell pepper bits (that and the tortilla).

So I guess it’s just another (unnecessary) innoculation against “plant based” in general and all I can say is “fool me twice, shame on me”.

7 months ago

Got two of these, ate both. Tasted pretty good. Chik’n wasn’t that similar to chicken, but it was still rather nice! I haven’t eaten many “plant-based” products, so I don’t have a frame of reference for what they usually taste like, but this was nice.

Last edited 7 months ago by Sam
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