In that glorious, blissful moment when you’re shoving that massive Burrito stuffed with steak, rice, sour cream, cheese and guac, as every bite brings you closer to food climax, are you ever thinking about how much of your daily calories you’re expending in one meal? Hell no. Never. But according to this study from the New York Times, you may want to keep it in the back of your mind.
If we are to believe this alleged “study,” the average meal at Chipotle clocks in at about 1,070 calories; for those of you keeping score at home, that’s a little over half of the recommended daily caloric intake for humans. Also, the majority of meals hit your daily sodium requirements, and 75% give you a full day’s worth of saturated fat, in one meal. Flirting with cardiac arrest never tasted so damn good. For comparison’s sake, a Big Mac super value meal at McDonalds with fries and a Coke has 1,120 calories in it.
That’s not to say you can’t eat healthy at Chipotle. You could eat one of the few meals that comes in at under 600 calories, which include Steak Crispy Tacos with sour cream and salsa, or a Veggie Bowl with rice, pinto beans, sour cream and cheese, and those both top off at 535 calories. You could CERTAINLY eat those…if you’re some kind of pantywaist food snob. Veggie burritos, soft tacos and chicken burrito bowls all contain less than 900 calories, in case you always go for max flavor.
Do you really want to think about being calorie conscious at Chipotle? No. Never. If you’re gonna go Chipotle, you better go big. If you’re counting calories, you pretty much have no business being here. You want healthy? Go eat a salad like a rabbit.
There’s only one way to do Chipotle. Chicken Burrito, load it up with the works, and get yourself some chips and guac to go with it. That’ll be 1,795 calories, 113% of your daily saturated fat, and 119% of your day’s sodium requirement. That’s right. Above 100% of the daily recommended intake of salt. You want steak? That’s 2090 calories. Or try the Quesarito, which is currently unable to be measured on any kind of nutritional system devised by man or God.
Then go wreck your office toilet. You earned it, champ.
[via New York Times]