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Burger King’s Halloween Whopper


Look, I’d like to tell you that my life is all high-end fancy pants dining but that would be a complete lie.  We’ve established I love burgers, I’ve recently admitted to a soft spot for fried chicken and bread is pretty much my happy place.  That’s me, breaking down the notion that bloggers all live this Instagram-worthy lifestyle full of chia seeds, whitewashed furniture, mac lipstick collections and cute pets.  For the most part we’re pretty normal people, albeit a bit enthusiastic.

Possibly less conventionally, I like to read about the new trends in burgers.  When I heard about Japan’s black burger I was kind of curious but figured even for me that might be a bit of a stretch to go in search of burger-related curiosity.  And then Burger King announced they were bringing the black burger to our very own shores for Halloween.  I was entirely convinced that this would translate to be limited to about three stores in London, but wandering past the relatively new Burger King on the corner of High St and Union St in Birmingham city centre I spotted a sign, so in I went.

Burger_king_halloween_whopper_burgerI’m not going to pretend like this is my first visit to Burger King, because it’s definitely not.  But as far as I’m aware I’ve never eaten a Whopper before, so as my friend Beccy aptly concluded “I love that the weird thing for you was that it was a whopper rather than it being black.”  Which is true, because as far as I can tell this was a pretty bog-standard burger from a fast food joint.  Just with a black bun which costs about 50p more than the usual variety.

Apparently, the black bun has BBQ flavour baked into it, which I didn’t notice, but there’s BBQ sauce on the burger so the flavour comes through when eaten as a whole.  I’d been warned that the colour of the bun might be a bit off-putting but if anything it was actually it was impressive; the colour remained consistent throughout and is said to be created from natural colourants.  I’ve just found out it apparently has some entertaining side-effects, which I’m yet to experience but sort of makes me like it more.

Is this a gimmick?  Yes.  But I appreciate Burger King for doing something a bit different.  The Halloween Whopper is only on sale until 31 October, so you’ve still got time to go try one.  If you do, let me know what you made of it!

Disclosure: This was all my own doing, I paid for my own meal and BK didn’t know I was blogging about it. Also, I’m totally loving #greenpoop on twitter…God bless the internet.

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  • Reply Su Tyler

    I’ve seen the pictures of this but can’t say I fancy it and certainly not after discovering the after effects.. 🙂

    October 26, 2015 at 4:30 pm
    • Reply Laura

      Reading about the after-effects really made me giggle last night…I’m glad there’s lots of humour around it.

      October 26, 2015 at 5:05 pm
  • Reply Amy Hunt (Purely Amy)

    I saw them review these on youtube a few months ago, apparently the flavours are lovely but they’re dry?
    To me it seems gimmicky, definately won’t catch on but I love new ways of eating…I watched a wonderful documentary about bugs for dinner..they’re almost pure protein. Just sayin’ 🙂

    October 27, 2015 at 3:41 pm
    • Reply Laura

      I’ve never had a Whopper before but I imagine it wasn’t that different really. The Japanese black burgers are a lot more hardcore with black cheese and I think more flavours.

      I’ve eaten bugs a few times…wood ants seem to be a bit of a favourite from one of the chefs in Brum!

      October 28, 2015 at 10:29 pm
  • Reply Flick

    I’m surprised to hear it’s made from natural colourants, it definitely doesn’t look that way. I haven’t eaten at Burger King since God knows when. I’ll be honest though I’d definitely be tempted to eat it. Have you experienced any effects?

    October 27, 2015 at 11:05 pm
    • Reply Laura

      Yeah, I was a little suspicious of the natural colourants but to be honest that rarely puts me off. I was strangely looking forward to the rumoured side-effects but nope, nothing!

      October 28, 2015 at 10:31 pm

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