Taste Test: Whole Foods 365 Chicken Taquitos

Not bad, but guacamole really helps
Jane Bruce

To paraphrase Woody Allen, the filling's not that great, and there's not enough of it either.

Whole Foods offers several varieties of taquitos, rolled and fried corn tortillas with a meat filling. We sampled some of their chicken taquitos, and all agreed that while they were far from bad, they’re best when not eaten without the aid of condiments like sour cream, salsa, or guacamole.  

Fresh out of the oven, the taquitos looked crispy and delicious. The texture was partially crispy, but other sections were tough and a little chewy. As for the filling, that’s where we had some issues. It didn’t fill up the entire taquito, and while it was supposedly shredded, is came across more as mush, unfortunately. The ingredients claim that the chicken is seasoned with black pepper, paprika, and garlic powder, but we could only taste the black pepper. It would have been nice if Mexican-oriented spices, like cumin, were involved. We all agreed that a little guacamole would have gone a long way.

If you were to put these out on the table at your Super Bowl party, we doubt that you’d get any complaints, as they make for great drinking food. But if you were served these in a restaurant you’d most likely be a little let down.


A serving of three taquitos contains 17 grams of fat, 330 calories, 30 grams of carbohydrates, and 250 milligrams of sodium.