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Anyone recall the name of the burrito place that was featured as unhealthy in a Toronto Star article in the last few weeks (or months)?

Ediblethoughts Sep 9, 2010 06:43 PM

A friend told me about this and I was wondering which burrito place it mentioned... (hope this post is in the right place---it is specific to Toronto?)

  1. mrsleny Sep 9, 2010 07:32 PM

    It's the steak burrito from Burrito Boyz.

    http://www.healthzone.ca/health/dietf...

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    1. re: mrsleny
      Ediblethoughts Sep 9, 2010 07:46 PM

      Thanks!

    2. duckdown Sep 9, 2010 07:49 PM

      In all fairness is a steak burrito EVER healthy, though

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      1. re: duckdown
        Ediblethoughts Sep 10, 2010 06:53 PM

        Actually, I've since heard the burrito featured was actually a veggie burrito and someone had it for their "Friday dinner treat" or something like that. So I'm still wondering which burrito place it was...

        1. re: Ediblethoughts
          mrsleny Sep 10, 2010 09:27 PM

          OH ... you're talking about the saag paneer roti. Here's the article:

          http://www.healthzone.ca/health/dietf...

          I was pretty stunned by the amount of calories and fat. It looks massive in the pic.

          1. re: mrsleny
            Ediblethoughts Sep 11, 2010 07:01 PM

            She said it was a burrito but I'll ask her if this was it... I don't like that Indian cheese so probably not something I'd go for. Yes, it looks enormous.

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              maritimah Sep 12, 2010 12:59 PM

              When I used to live out in that area, this used to be my usual "to hell with healthy" comfort food meal. I still get cravings but since they've changed their hours to weekdays only, I never have the opportunity to hook myself up with some gut-busting roti.

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                lacunacoil Sep 12, 2010 01:08 PM

                that looks amazing.

            2. re: duckdown
              Googs Sep 11, 2010 08:57 AM

              Steak can often be the lowest-fat, lowest calorie option on a menu. I suspect the culprits here are the too-large size, cheese, guacamole, and sauce. It isn't the burrito's fault. It's the tricked-out-food trend's fault.

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                Snarf Sep 11, 2010 12:26 PM

                Yes, burritos don't kill, people do. (Note good-natured sarcasm here).

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                  piccola Sep 11, 2010 05:32 PM

                  Well, in the sense that people make infant-sized burritos. :)

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                    lacunacoil Sep 12, 2010 01:08 PM

                    better than burrito-sized infants, i'd venture

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                      piccola Sep 12, 2010 03:42 PM

                      Ha! Well played.

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