Does Chipotle add sugar to their food? In this post, I am going to be talking about the sugar content of Chipotle food items. In it, I will share how much sugar is added to each of the Chipotle menu items, including sides and drinks. And don’t worry I will also be looking at Guacamole (because who doesn’t love Guacamole?).
But, first, we need to answer the question – does Chipotle add sugar to their food?
How Much Sugar is in Chipotle Food Items?
As a general rule, Chipotle is a great place to go for no sugar-added food. None of the food at Chipotle has sugar added (apart from the honey vinaigrette dressing which contains honey). Some of the menu items contain 0g of sugar and the rest of the menu items contain 5g or less of naturally occurring sugar.
Is There Sugar in Chipotle?
There is no added sugar in any of the food at Chipotle.
The only food item that contains any sweetener is the honey vinaigrette for the salad which is sweetened with honey. Chipotle makes all their food from 53 ingredients – sugar is not one of these ingredients. Some of the Chipotle food ingredients contain 0g of sugar and some of the ingredients contain naturally occurring sugar.
Most of the drinks at Chipotle contain sugar apart from the diet sodas and unsweetened iced tea.
How Much Sugar is in a Chipotle Bowl?
There is no added sugar in any Chipotle bowls as Chipotle does not add sugar to their food. How much naturally occurring sugar is in a Chipotle bowl depends on what ingredients you choose. You can see the sugar content of the main Chipotle bowl ingredients below.
|Chipotle Bowl Items Containing 0g of Sugar||Chipotle Bowl Items Containing 1g of Sugar||Chipotle Bowl Items Containing 2g of Sugar||Chipotle Bowl Items Containing 4g of Sugar||Chipotle Bowl Items Containing 5g of Sugar|
|Brown rice||Pinto beans||Black beans||Roasted chili corn salsa||Sofritas|
|White rice||Fresh tomato salsa||Fajita vegetables|
|Chicken||Guac||Tomatillo green chili salsa|
|Steak||Queso Blanco||Sour cream|
|Tomatillo red chili salsa|
Does Chipotle Salsa Have Sugar in it?
None of the salsas at Chipotle contain added sugar. The tomatillo red chili salsa contains 0g of sugar, the fresh tomato salsa contains 1g of naturally occurring sugar, and the tomatillo green chili salsa contains 2g of naturally occurring sugar.
Does Chipotle Steak Have Sugar?
Chipotle contains 0g of sugar. The steak at Chipotle is made of beef, black pepper, chipotle chili, cumin, garlic, oregano, rice bran oil, salt, and water.
Does Chipotle Guac Have Sugar?
The guacamole at Chipotle contains 0g of added sugar. The guacamole at Chipotle is made of avocado, cilantro, jalapeno, lemon juice, lime juice, onion, and salt.
A small serving of the guacamole contains 1g of naturally occurring sugar and a large serving contains 2g of naturally occurring sugar.
What About Other Fast Food Chains?
Do you want to know the low sugar and sugar-free options at some of your other favorite fast-food chains? If you do, check out some of my other posts below:
- 10 Low Sugar Drinks at McDonald’s
- Sugar-Free Drinks at KFC
- The 9 Lowest Sugar Drinks at Taco Bell
- Low Sugar Drinks and Sauces at Chick-Fil-A
- Sugar-Free Drinks at Wendy’s
- Everything You Want To Know About Sugar in Drinks at Sonic
- The Sugar Content of Subway Breads Ranked
Does Chipotle Queso Have Sugar?
Chipotle’s Queso Blanco does not contain sugar as an ingredient.
The Queso Blanco at Chipotle is made of chipotle chili, white cheddar, cultured cream, garlic, Monterey jack cheese, milk, onion, poblano pepper, salt, serrano pepper, cornstarch, tomato, and water. An entree-sized portion of the Queso Blanco contains 1g of naturally occurring sugar, a side of the Queso Blanco contains 2g of naturally occurring sugar and a large Queso Blanco contains 5g of naturally occurring sugar.
Does Chipotle Sour Cream Have Sugar?
Chipotle’s sour cream does not contain added sugar. The sour cream at Chipotle is just made of cultured cream. A serving of the sour cream contains 2g of naturally occurring sugar.
Does Chipotle White Rice Have Sugar?
There is no added sugar in Chipotle’s white rice. The white rice at Chipotle is made of white rice, bay leaf, cilantro, lemon juice, lime juice, rice bran oil, salt, and water. A portion of the white rice at Chipotle contains 0g of sugar.
Sugar Content of All Chipotles Menu Items
The below table lists the total sugar content of all Chipotle menu items. Whilst there is no added sugar in the food items, they do contain naturally occurring sugars which the table below shows. The amounts specified are per serving.
|0g of Sugar||1g sugar||2g of sugar||4g of sugar||5g of sugar||12g of sugar|
|Flour tortilla (burrito)||Pinto beans||Black beans||Roasted chili corn salsa||Sofritas||Honey Vinaigrette|
|Flour tortilla (taco)||Fresh tomato salsa||Fajita vegetables||Queso Blanco large|
|Crispy corn tortilla||Guac side||Tomatillo green chillie salsa|
|Brown rice||Queso Blanco entre||Sour cream|
|White rice||Super greens mix salad||Guac (large)|
|Chicken||Chips regular||Queso Blanco side|
|Tomatillo red chili salsa|
Sugar Content of Drinks at Chipotle
In this section, I will look at the sugar content of the drink selection at Chipotle.
Does Chipotle Lemonade Have Sugar?
Chipotles Lemonade does contain sugar.
How Much Sugar is in the Lemonade at Chipotle?
There is the following sugar in the various lemonades at Chipotle.
|Cup Size||Sugar In Tractor Hibiscus Lemonade||Sugar In Tractor Lemonade||Sugar in Lemonade Blue Sky||Sugar In Minute Maid Lemonade|
Is Chipotle Agua Fresca Sugar-Free?
Chipotle’s Agua Fresca contains sugar.
How Much Sugar Does Chipotle Agua Fresca Have?
There is the following sugar in Chipotle’s Agua Fresca.
|Cup Size||Berry Agua Fresca||Mandarin Agua Fresca|
Does Chipotle have Diet Coke?
Chipotle has both fountain versions of Diet Coke and Diet Coke Caffeine Free
Zero Sugar Drinks at Chipotle
As a general rule, if you want a zero-sugar drink at Chipotle stick to the unsweetened iced tea and diet sodas. The four zero sugar drinks at Chipotle are:
- Unsweetened Iced Tea
- Diet Coke
- Diet Coke Caffeine Free and
- Coca-Cola Zero
Does Chipotle Add Sugar to their Food? – The Final Bite
Does Chipotle add sugar to their food? In short, no. When it comes to sugar and food Chipotle is amazing. None of their food items contain added sugar (except for their vinaigrette which is sweetened with honey). This is a huge win for me because I love Chipotle. However, sugar is added to some of the Chipotle drinks – this includes their lemonade and Aqua Fresca drinks.
How to Order Low Sugar Chipotle
As a general rule, if you want to order low sugar at Chipotle do the following:
1. Avoid all drinks apart from the zero sugar/diet cokes and unsweetened tea.
2. Skip the honey vinaigrette dressing if ordering a salad.
3. If ordering vegetarian, order veggies over sofritas (but to be honest sofritas are still a low sugar option).
4. Stick to a side or entre portion of Queso Blanco.
5. Choose Tomatillo red chili salsa over tomatillo green chili salsa.
Ingredients and/or manufacturing processes may change. Always double-check ingredient lists and nutritional information before purchasing any food items.
WANT TO FIND MORE LOW SUGAR OPTIONS?
Do you want to learn about some other low-sugar options at your favorite coffee chains, fast food, or restaurant joints, or just while you are shopping for groceries? If you do, then check out some of my other articles below: