Sweet Earth Awesome Cheeseburger Burrito Review

Sweet Earth Awesome Cheeseburger Burrito

As many of our longtime readers already know, Freezer Meal Frenzy began in concept as a frozen burrito review site, but it quickly spiraled into other frozen foods. So some of the first items we ever reviewed for this site were Sweet Earth burritos way back in 2016. While some of those old reviews are a little painful to read all these years later (after we’ve refined pretty much everything about our review process), we still have a lot of nostalgia for the Sweet Earth brand.

So we were surprised to find a Sweet Earth burrito that we hadn’t tried before, just sitting there in the freezer at our local Whole Foods store. So today we’re finally checking out the Sweet Earth Awesome Cheeseburger Burrito, something that’s probably long, long overdue.

We should point out that we weren’t able to find this burrito listed on the Sweet Earth website, but we did find it on the Whole Foods website, as well as the Kroger website. That’s worth mentioning in case you’re looking for one of these. Our guess is that Whole Foods or Korger would be the best places to check for these.

Anyway, there are two cooking methods on the wrapper, one for the oven and one for the microwave. We had a bit of free time today, so we thought we’d go with the oven, even though it takes about 50 minutes. That’s longer than we generally like to wait for a burrito, but we were feeling patient. (If you want to read the full cooking instructions for this frozen burrito, check out the package scans at the bottom of this review).

Sweet Earth Awesome Cheeseburger Burrito

The title of the burrito refers to the fact that this uses Sweet Earth’s “Awesome” burger meat substitute, meaning this is a vegetarian-friendly burrito (everything in Sweet Earth’s line is vegetarian-friendly). It is not, however, vegan-friendly, as it does contain cheese.

Now, we found this burrito to be kind of a disaster. All of the ingredients kind of clump together, so we had a hard time breaking them apart and trying them all individually. Because of this, we’re just going to talk about the burrito as a whole.

The shell is tasty, and we admire the concept of this burrito, but the filling has this weird almost cottage-cheese-like consistency, and there’s this fake ketchup-and-mustard flavor that permeates the entire thing. We appreciate what they’re going for — simulating a cheeseburger flavor by adding mustard powder — but this weird sweet mustard flavor started to trigger our gag reflexes, and we had to really muster up some determination to even finish this.

One burrito contains 440 calories and 600 mg of sodium. That’s kind of a lot, and we don’t think this burrito is quite filling enough on its own to be a meal. Then again, you might be tempted to throw this away halfway through, which will cut those numbers substantially.

The Sweet Earth Awesome Cheeseburger Burrito is just not for us. Yes, we typically love the Sweet Earth brand, and we were looking forward to trying something new from them. But this burrito is really, really bad. Our reviewer did end up finishing it, but only through the sheer force of will. We just can’t recommend this one.

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

Sweet Earth Awesome Cheeseburger Burrito
Sweet Earth Awesome Cheeseburger Burrito
Sweet Earth Awesome Cheeseburger Burrito

Because the ingredients are super hard to read, here’s the list:

Filling: Sauce (Water, Ketchup [Tomato Concentrate {Water, Tomato Paste}, Sugar, Vinegar, Sea Salt, Dehydrated Onion, Natural Flavors, Garlic Powder], Canola Oil, Dijon Mustard [Vinegar, Water, Mustard Seed, Salt, White Wine, Citric Acid, Tartaric Acid, Spices], Dill Relish [Pickles, Water, Distilled Vinegar, Salt, Natural Flavors], Rice Wine Vinegar, Corn Starch, 2% or Less of Faba Bean Protein Powder, Cayenne Pepper Powder, Sugar, Mustard Powder, Sea Salt, Lemon Juice Concentrate, Guar Gum, Potato and Psyllium Fiber), Kale, Awesome Grounds (Water, Textured Pea Protein, Coconut Oil, Natural Flavors, Canola Oil², Methylcellulose, 2% or Less of Pea Flour, Distilled Vinegar, Dried Malted Barley Extract, Sea Salt, Corn Sauce [Cultured Corn Starch, Salt, Water], Thiamine Hydrochloride [Vitamin B1], Potassium Chloride), Tomatoes, Monterey Jack Cheese (Pasteurized Milk, Cheese Cultures, Salt, Enzymes), Onions

Wrap: Water, Flour, Enriched Wheat Flour (Flour, Niacin, Reduced Iron, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Malted Barley Flour, Ascorbic Acid, Canola Oil, Toasted Sesame, Sea Salt, 2% or Less of Yeast, Wheat Gluten, Baking Powder (Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate, Sodium Bicarbonate, Corn Starch, Monocalcium Phosphate)

Allergens: Milk and Dairy, Tree Nuts, Wheat

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