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We tried Chipotle's new queso, unsure we ever will again

Posted September 13

— We tried the new queso from Chipotle, and I'm not sure we ever will again.

On Tuesday, Chipotle released its first-ever melty cheese dip - otherwise known as queso - to locations across the country.

According to their website, the queso is preservative free, without added colors or flavors, and made with 23 all-real, all-delicious ingredients. Although, we didn't think it was that delicious.

"It tastes like a cheese sauce you'd put on top of broccoli or something," one person said.

Chipotle queso

"It is a cheese dip that doesn't taste like it has much cheese in it," another said.

Most of us had an issue with its texture.

"It was thicker than the queso I'm used to," someone said. "It is somewhere between a 'normal' queso and a pimiento cheese."

The yellow color also stands out, and you can see specs of red and green (which I presume are peppers or spices) in it.

Chipotle queso

And while it was described by most of us as just "meh," it did have one positive review.

"I'd pay extra for it," one person said.

You can add queso to your next burrito, burrito bowl or other entree for $1.25, or you can order it on the side with chips in two sizes. The large is $5.25.

Chipotle queso


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  • Len White Sep 13, 5:54 p.m.
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    Interesting, even though it’s not really ‘news’ ….

    Y’know it’s possible that folks have become so accustomed to products with artificial flavors, coloring, texturing, and preservatives that they no longer appreciate the ‘real thing.’

  • John Archer Sep 13, 5:48 p.m.
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    WRAL is a media corporation. The can post whatever stories they want to. There is no law that says news has to conform to your definition of it, nor does it even have to necessarily be true, for example, Fox News.

  • Robin Koury Jr Sep 13, 4:34 p.m.
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    I Agree with James..Why is this News..??? I would not eat there and never will because of the past issues...

  • James Dodson Sep 13, 4:21 p.m.
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    Why is this even news???????