Friday, January 28, 2011

Ongoing Discussions About Food Icons: The Bacon Cheeseburger: Burger King review

Burger King
I have to admit that I am pleased with this experience not because of the food but rather what their bacon cheeseburger says about the King. I almost ordered something else that resembled a bacon cheeseburger because I could not find it in the menu but when I asked for a cheeseburger with bacon it was not a problem. The Burger King Bacon Cheeseburger cost $2.79.
Note: If you would like to experience this review in virtual reality it can be replicated at home with ease and comfort. First take a couple slices of wonder bread and pop it in the microwave for a few seconds so it gets steamy. Slather said bread with ketchup and mustard et voila the Burger King cheeseburger experience. Sit back, relax and enjoy. Really it is that bad.
Sesame seed bun, meat patty, bacon, mustard, ketchup, pickles and a slice of American cheese. 
Knock Knock: Is anything inside?
The verdict:
Bun, fluffy and soggy and sticks to the roof of your mouth. Patty, it was there but I could not taste it because it was lost in the condiments. The quantities applied might do justice to such big boys as the Whopper and BK Stacker but in this case it was overkill. I assume the BK brigade use a device that ensures the same amount of ketchup and mustard for each burger but in this case it was too much. The bacon, 1 slice, was so thin that it was transparent. I cold taste it in one bite but the overall experience was condiments and soggy bun. What I do not get is where are is the lettuce, tomatoes, and onions. These ingredients are used on the other sandwiches so why neglect this classic burger? 

Look Ma condiments
What was interesting about this experience is that it really but into context the Burger King formula by reducing it to its basics. The buns are soggy, the meat flavorless, the bacon thin. You can disguise the lack of quality ingredients with your condiments. 

I told you there was something inside
Recommendation: Do not order this burger or anything from the King. The basic building blocks of a Burger King burger offers no foundation for their other sandwiches. Hey King, a little respect to the classics, even a clown like McDonalds recognizes their roots.

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