Dec 16, 2014

Review: El Pollo Loco - Cheesecake Chimichanga

El Pollo Loco's Cheesecake Chimichanga features cheesecake and chocolate wrapped burrito-style in a flour tortilla and quickly deep-fried. A chimichanga is basically a fried burrito.

I bought one for $2.49.

As you can see, there was some filling leakage from when the Cheesecake Chimichanga was taking a hot oil bath.

The filling is roughly 90 percent cheesecake and 10 percent chocolate. The cheesecake turned out a little oozy from the heat of frying but was otherwise creamy and sweet with just a little bit of a tang. The chocolate imparted a very light flavor that's mostly just bittersweet.

The flour tortilla developed a thin, crispy, and greasy shell that's quite crackly and enjoyable. It did a decent job of holding most of the filling inside (beyond the stuff that escaped during frying anyway).

Overall, El Pollo Loco's Cheesecake Chimichanga was good and offers a portable but still somewhat messy way to eat your cheesecake on the go. The crispy shell is a nice addition to the traditional version but the chocolate is a bit lacking. It might be nicer rolled in some cinnamon-sugar.

Nutritional Info - El Pollo Loco Cheesecake Chimichanga - 4.4 oz.
Calories - 380 (from Fat - 190)
Fat - 21g (Saturated Fat - 13g)
Sodium - 400mg
Carbs - 40g (Sugar - 14g)
Protein - 14g

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