It’s literally been years in the making, but Chipotle has finally accomplished its goal of serving a menu totally free of preservatives and other chemical additives with the introduction of all-new preservative-free tortillas.
Chipotle’s new recipes for corn and flour tortillas now contain between two and five ingredients – flour, water, canola oil, salt and yeast. The corn tortillas used for the chips are made only with corn masa flour and water.
The new tortillas were tested extensively at select Chipotle locations across the country beginning in January, and are now being served in all the chain’s US restaurants.
In a statement, Chipotle said the change make it “the only national restaurant brand with no added colors, flavors or preservatives in any of the ingredients it uses to prepare its food (except for lemon and lime juices which can be used as preservatives, though Chipotle uses them only for taste).”
With the introduction of its new tortillas, Chipotle now touts only 51 real ingredients used to prepare all of the food on its menu.
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