As the Cambridge weather nears freezing and our workloads call for all-nighters, one thing remains constant in the life of nearly every Harvard student's diet: the burrito. In this mini-series, we’ll be posting detailed reviews and rankings of grilled chicken burritos from four different establishments (Boloco, Chipotle, Qdoba, and Felipe's) while judging on criteria ranging from temperature to tortilla thickness. By the end, we hope to have made the lives of inebriated wanderers and starving studiers a little easier, while offering an easy tool for Reading Period procrastination—burrito rankings.
Burrito #1: Boloco’s original classic Mexican burrito
Includes: Chicken, tomato salsa, cilantro, cheese, pinto beans, and Boloco rice, all wrapped in a flour tortilla.
+25 points for giving the rice a special name.
-200 points for changing the menu and draining poor college students’ bank accounts.
Weight: 1 lb, 3 oz.
+75 points for a sizable portion.
Tortilla: Flavorless and exceedingly chewy. Does not sufficiently retain heat.
-100 points for an odd stretch factor and for failing to keep the burrito toasty warm.
Rice: Moist, but lacking zest.
+100 points for adding succulence, -50 points for nonexistent flavor.