Trader Joe’s Roasted Turkey & Sweet Potato Burrito Review

Trader Joe's Roasted Turkey & Sweet Potato Burrito

If Trader Joe’s releases a new burrito, we’re going to try it. In fact, it doesn’t even matter if that burrito is frozen or not; we’re going to put in our two cents. That’s just how things work here at Freezer Meal Frenzy.

Last year, TJ’s celebrated the Halloween season with the Turkey & Pumpkin Mole Burrito, which we quite liked. This year, they have another non-frozen burrito up their spooky little sleeves, the Trader Joe’s Roasted Turkey & Sweet Potato Burrito. When we discovered this, we knew right away that we absolutely needed to try it. How could we resist?

We should reiterate that this is not a frozen burrito. We found this in the refrigerated section of our local Trader Joe’s, near where you’d find the cold wraps and things of that nature.

You can cook this in the oven or in the microwave, and we were feeling kind of lazy so we went with the microwave this time around. (You can read the full cooking instructions for both methods by scrolling down to the bottom of this review and checking out our package scans.)

Trader Joe's Roasted Turkey & Sweet Potato Burrito

If you microwave this like we did, you might end up with a soggy tortilla, but we found that if you flip over the burrito once it’s done cooking and let it cool with the moist side up, then that dampness should go away by the time this is cool enough to eat.

And we definitely need to warn you that this comes out of the microwave with a brown-sugary scent due to the sweet potatoes, making it quite the temptation. So be careful that you don’t bite in before it’s had a little time to cool, because you don’t want to burn your tongue!

The sweetness that you smell will be a through line through this whole burrito, as this filling has an almost sweet-BBQ flavor due to the delicious cranberry salsa. We were expecting the sweet part of the flavor palate to be a bit more subtle, but we were pleasantly surprised by this. Of course, this might end up being too sweet for folks who want the more savory side of that turkey-sweet-potato combo.

And speaking of turkey, the stuff here is delightful. It comes in decently thick chunks that have that leftover-Thanksgiving-meal taste to them. The texture is absolutely incredible as well, and the portion size was pretty good too. Some burritos skimp out on meat, but this one feels fairly generous.

You’ll also find some of the usual suspects lurking inside this burrito, like rice and black beans, but it seems like those things are more for texture than for flavor. It’s the Thanksgiving-themed ingredients that speak the loudest here.

This burrito contains 520 calories and 750 mg of sodium, which means it’s not really built for calorie-conscious consumers. Then again, as a Thanksgiving-themed meal, this one is for folks with feasting on their minds rather than super-fit calorie-counters.

The Trader Joe’s Roasted Turkey & Sweet Potato Burrito is another freaking fantastic burrito from Trader Joe’s. Thanksgiving enthusiasts are really going to find a lot to love here, though we do think the sweetness might turn away folks who can be a little sensitive to sweet foods. For everyone else, though, this burrito is a real winner.

You can learn more about the nutrition content, ingredients, and cooking instructions for this frozen burrito by checking out our package scan below.

Trader Joe's Roasted Turkey & Sweet Potato Burrito
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