Is this a heart attack shaped like a burger?
There's been a little bit of confusion about this product. Are they doing it? Are they not doing it? Well, apparently, they're doing it, but not necessarily in East Wenatchee.
What I'm writing about is the Burger King Candied Bacon Whopper. And the reason there is a big question mark. It's happening at “participating stores across the United States”. And that raises the question, is our Burger King in East Wenatchee a participating restaurant?
Well, because I care, I am going to go find out when it's lunchtime. As I'm writing this, I'm still thinking about it, wondering if I should do it. (I mean, it's not like I need to eat another burger.) but I'm doing this for you because I care.
All the questions started over the weekend as people were hinting that they heard about this new candied bacon Whopper from Burger King. But at the time, Burger King wasn't talking about it at all. They were hinting that something new was coming. They weren't going to tell us what it was.
There were hints on their website, but people were tweeting about it. But there was no confirmation. Now we have confirmation according to the focus.com,
“On Monday, Burger King released the Bacon Candied Whopper at participating stores across the States.
It’s described as a classic Whopper flame-grilled beef patty, tomatoes, lettuce, and sesame seed bun. Inside, customers can expect crispy fried onions, garlic aioli, sweet bacon jam, and brown sugar candied bacon. The new burger is classed as a limited edition and will only be available as long as stock lasts.”
Now I'm asking myself since it's a limited time offer. Will I make it to Burger King in time to try one out today?
I will be back to update this article. I hope there will be photos and I will tell you what I found.
Two hours later.
Well, I made my trip to Burger King and “there is no joy in Mudville”. Yes, I'm a little bummed out they did not have the candied Bacon Whopper today; however, they say they will have it on February 1st. So, I will update you then.
Right now, I'm eating my classic crispy chicken sandwich.
I think I need some BBQ sauce.
Two Days Later
I have my candied bacon Whopper from Burger King. Got back to the radio station and believe me when I tell you it did not last long. So exactly what is the candied Bacon Whopper? First, you start with a half pound hamburger Patty. On top of that, you place brown sugar candied bacon. Some fried onion strings. Tomato, lettuce. Then on the top button you spread some garlic aioli. (Basically, garlic and Mayo.) And then bacon jam.
Normally my condiment of choice is massive amounts of ketchup. Basically, for me, a hamburger is a ketchup delivery system. However, that's not what I did with the candied bacon Whopper. I wanted to find out what it really tasted like.
Remember, I'm doing this for you.
First off, there's the crunch. You bite into it and get a nice crunch from the bacon and onion strings. And the first thing I taste is the sweetness of the bacon jam. It's a little unusual because I don't normally associate that kind of sweet flavor from a hamburger.
For me it was more sweetness than bacon in the flavor. Full disclosure this would not be my choice for a hamburger for lunch, but. It was good. If I had any criticism, it would be that I wish the bacon was thicker.
If you're looking for a sweet note in your burger choice. Then maybe the Candied Bacon Whopper is for you.
Check it out and find out for yourself.
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