Chipotle is now serving a menu completely free of preservatives and other additives. This new menu includes revamped tortillas for burritos, tacos, and chips!

After two years of research and development, Chipotle finally updated their menu for the better! All of its food is now preservative free, making it the only national restaurant brand with no added colors or flavors in any of its ingredients. The favorite fast food Mexican chain announced on Tuesday, March 27 in a press release that they completed their goal of making better food accessible to everyone. This change applies to all Chipotle restaurants in the United States, however it does not include drinks. [caption id="attachment_12195" align="aligncenter" width="640"]chipotle photo courtesy of Chipotle Mexican Grill Facebook[/caption] The entire menu now features only 51 ingredients. In comparison, a single menu item at other fast food chains can contain 40 or more ingredients. This doesn't come as a surprise, since Chipotle has been boasting of their fresh and organic ingredients for years. The new flour tortillas are now made with flour, water, canola oil, salt and yeast, while the corn tortillas used for chips are made with corn masa flour and water. You can view Chipotle's ingredients here.
We have always used high quality ingredients and prepared them using classic cooking techniques. We never resorted to using added colors or flavors like many other fast food companies do because these industrial additives often interfere with the taste of the food... I've been on a quest for a better tasting tortilla for years, and we finally achieved a tortilla made the way you would make them at home, and they are simply delicious." -Steve Ells, Chipotle's founder, chairman and CEO
Chipotle has struggled as of late due to the food-borne illness outbreaks that occurred in 2015, but this news of their new preservative free menu seems to help restore its once grand reputation.
This menu change has customers wondering if there's a difference in the taste... Only one way to find out! What do you think? Is this simply a bid to preserve Chipotle's now tarnished reputation? Or something different? Share your thoughts with us in the comments! And if you plan on visiting Chipotle any time soon, let us know what you think of their updated menu! Featured photo courtesy of Chipotle Mexican Grill Facebook.

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