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Burrito Ben vs. Mexicali Fresh

Sporadic Concrete Playground contributor and lover of all things Mexican, Ben Polkinghorne takes on Mexicali Fresh in the last meal of his month long Burrito journey.
By Ben Polkinghorne
October 02, 2012
By Ben Polkinghorne
October 02, 2012

My name is Ben Polkinghorne and I love burritos. No, I really, really love burritos. So much so that last year I began a page on Facebook called the Auckland Burrito Review (ABR) and set out around the city, trying to visit every burrito retailer so I could try their wares.

24 reviews and nearly 1,200 likes later, I set myself a challenge. Rather, Mexicali Fresh set me a challenge. Could I survive on nothing other than their food for a month? I had no idea, but I was willing to give it a shot. The month is soon to be drawing to a close – and what a month it has been.

I’ve been blogging as I go, describing the experience and so forth and you might want to take a look. Click here to read all about it.

This Friday the challenge culminates in a bit of a celebration as I sit down for my last meal and it seemed like a good excuse for a party. So a party there shall be, at the Viaduct Mexicali Fresh store. 15% of all profits are going to be donated to help support CanTeen, there’ll be food and drink specials, premium tequila tastings and, perhaps most excitingly of all, a burrito eating competition.

Not for the faint of heart, this burrito weighs over 2.5 pounds. $20 buys you your shot at fame and the winner takes a $100 Mexicali Fresh gift card. RSVP to the Facebook event and go in the draw to win one of four gift cards.

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