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Jun 26, 2012

Review: Burger King - Texas BBQ Whopper

Burger King's Texas BBQ Whopper is a limited-time menu item that's part of BK's BBQ Summer menu. It's slightly different take on BK's iconic Whopper and comes with a quarter pound beef patty, American cheese, jalapeño slices, red onions, tomatoes, iceberg lettuce, and Bull’s-Eye Texas Style BBQ sauce on a sesame seed bun.

I picked one up for $3.99.

The Texas BBQ Whopper is a Whopper with cheese but with spicy jalapenos and a light, tangy, slightly sweet barbecue sauce instead of ketchup, pickles, and mayo. And that's pretty much how it tastes like. I wished they little more with it. Like make it more of a barbecue bacon burger by throwing in bacon and onion rings.

I actually prefer my Whoppers without the American cheese for some reason. I think it's because the Whopper patty is so thin that the cheese has a tendency to overpower the beef.

The jalapenos weren't that spicy and I was expecting more heat. I'd put it at mild to medium-mild in terms of burn. The lettuce and tomatoes feel out of place in a barbecue burger and the meat to veggie ratio was off.

The Texas BBQ Whopper seems a bit half-baked (half-grilled?) to me. If it's going to be a BBQ burger, I think less would have been more here. Overall, I'd rather have the standard Whopper this summer.

Nutritional Info - Burger King Texas BBQ Whopper (259g)
Calories - 520 (from Fat - 190)
Fat - 21g (Saturated Fat - 9g)
Sodium - 1010mg
Carbs - 59g (Sugar - 15g)
Protein - 27g

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5 comments:

  1. A long time ago McDonald's carried the "Texas Homestyle Burger", which was essentially a Quarter Pounder with lettuce and spicy mustard (instead of ketchup and mustard). The difference was, though, it was only available in Texas.

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  2. Four bucks for ONE burger and for 2 bucks more I can waddle into the all-you-can-shovel-in joint and have a galaxy of offerings AND multiple dessert options?
    And, if I want to eat healthy there is a horde of veggie offerings both hot and cold and in-between.

    Using the graphing function of the calculator to compare and contrast is futile since I can not differentiate between a h and a u axis.

    But, using plain common sense I believe that 4 bux for ONE burger is a cruddy deal.

    Must be a bunch of profit smashed into that selling price.

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  3. I tried one last week and liked it though I was hoping for a cheaper price.  Anything BBQ can't be wrong and the meat & BBQ sauce mixture worked well for me.  I'm also glad it had cheese which added to the flavor.  Since summer is known for BBQ stuff, BK has the right idea by marketing summer BBQ themed food to all the summer lovers out there. 

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  4. I agree with Stewie and Obbop, Whoppers are decent enough, but unless you have a coupon, they're overpriced... I only get them if I'm with friends or family who want Burger King, and even then I usually stick to their cheaper items.

    I agree with Q about the cheese thing, I think cheese has a place in some burgers, but I hate when it overpowers the meat.

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  5. Thanks for the update! I've only been once, not long after they opened,
    and felt that while the meats were quite good, everything was laden with
    black pepper. So I am particularly encouraged by your description of
    the pork ribs!

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