Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Food Review: Burger King's California Burger
There, now that is out of the way...
Ditching the "King" mascot and now going to a more "healthy" and "feminine" marketing, one of BK's first new items is the California Whopper. I am a big fan of guacamole and knew I had to try this as soon as I saw the add.
So how does it rate?
At 820 calories, 56 grams of fat and 1200 milligrams of sodium, this is not exactly what Mrs. Obama wants you to have for lunch. Then again you are getting your veggies, your milk products, your protein and your grains in one fell swoop!
I found one of these burgers plus the fries and drink that come with it to be very filling but not roll me home I feel ill filling. You know you've eaten a REALLY large lunch when having this meal but you don't yet have the urge to throw it up--perfect.
Taste wise the California Burger comes without pickle so that is a bonus for me as I hate pickles. The bacon, Swiss cheese, mayo, guacamole combination was really good. Each ingredient could be tasted individually without one overpowering the other. The burger itself was standard BK flame broiled goodness and the bun held everything together nicely.
All in all, the burger isn't a large departure from the standard Whopper with bacon--only substituting the guacamole for pickles and Swiss for the usual cheddar (?). I don't know how long this version of the Whopper will be around but it is worth a try.