Calorie Shocker: Chipotle Chips and Guac

Holy guacamole! Talk about a fatty dish.

The other day I decided to splurge and get lunch at Chipotle. I say "splurge" because a) I spent 10 smackers, and b) I got tacos loaded with cheese and sour cream.

So. Effing. Good.

But while checking out the menu board, I was blown away by the calorie count of one of the side items I ordered. (I live in NYC so all fast food places post the calories of each item.)

You won't believe how much a side of chips and guacamole will set you back. See what it added up to ...


660 calories! For a small side of chips and guac!

I did some investigating, and it turns out the chips are the killer. The guac alone has 170 calories and 15 grams of fat -- that's high enough on its own. But the chips have 490 calories and 19 grams of fat. Which brings us to a grand total of 34 grams of fat and 660 calories. And that's not even counting my tacos!

Suggestion: If you must have guacamole, skip the chain's chips, and dip veggies or your own baked chips instead.

Would you order this knowing the calories and fat count?

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