Wednesday, January 2, 2013

News: Burger King - New Chicken Nuggets and More New Items!

The menu turnstile has been really rolling at Burger King ever since they expanded their menu last April. The latest slew of new and limited-time items includes new Chicken Nuggets (replacing the Chicken Tenders introduced in 2011), a new Whopper, sides, chicken, and dessert.

Here's a list of the latest additions:

Chicken Nuggets - Like pretty much every other chain, these are made with white meat chicken. This time around they're going with a "crispy tempura-style batter" that looks very McDonald's Chicken McNugget-like. They are meant to be crispier than the old ones.

BK Chicken Nuggets come in 4-piece, 6-piece, or 10-piece servings with suggested retail prices of $1, $1.99, and $2.69 respectively (may vary). Curiously, you'll note that, at some locations, two 4-pieces ($2) will cost you the almost the same as a 6-piece ($1.99).

Starting January 7th, they'll be offering a 20-piece size at a suggested retail price of $4.29, undercutting McDonald's current $4.99 price for the same.

Nutritional Info - Burger King Chicken Nuggets - 10 pieces (175g)
Calories - 470 (from Fat - 260)
Fat - 29g (Saturated Fat - 5g)
Sodium - 890mg
Carbs - 34g (Sugar - 0g)
Protein - 21g


Avocado Swiss Whopper - This limited-time Whopper features thick-cut bacon, Swiss cheese, creamy avocado spread, and avocado aioli to go with the standard Whopper beef patty, lettuce, tomatoes, and toasted sesame bun. It carries a suggested retail price of $4.49. A Whopper Jr. version is also offered starting at $2.19.

Nutritional Info - Burger King Avocado Swiss Whopper (307g)
Calories - 730 (from Fat - 350)
Fat - 39g (Saturated Fat - 15g)
Sodium - 1510mg
Carbs - 58g (Sugar - 10g)
Protein - 38g

Cheesy Tots - Back for a limited-time time, feature a mix of potatoes and melted American cheese surrounded by a light deep-fried breading. They come in 8-piece, 10-piece, and 12-piece servings starting at a suggested retail of $1.99.

Nutritional Info - Burger King Cheesy Tots - small (120g)
Calories - 280 (from Fat - 120)
Fat - 14g (Saturated Fat - 4g)
Sodium - 700mg
Carbs - 27g (Sugar - 1g)
Protein - 12g

Philly Original Chicken Sandwich - Like the Whopper, Burger King's Original Chicken Sandwich has seen a number of different version throughout the years. This time, there's a new, limited-time Philly-inspired version of the sandwich which means red and green bell peppers, seasoned grilled onions, American cheese, and a cheese sauce to go with the long chicken sandwich patty and toasted sesame bun. The suggested retail price for the sandwich is $4.29.

Nutritional Info - Burger King Philly Original Chicken Sandwich (256g)
Calories - 550 (from Fat - 230)
Fat - 25g (Saturated Fat - 9g)
Sodium - 1870mg
Carbs - 54g (Sugar - 8g)
Protein - 30g

Italian Original Chicken Sandwich - Back for a limited time, the Italian Original Chicken Sandwich is another variation on the Original Chicken sandwich, topped with a thick slice of melted mozzarella cheese and a marinara sauce.  The price is in line with the Philly version at $4.29.

Nutritional Info - Burger King Italian Original Chicken Sandwich (247g)
Calories - 520 (from Fat - 190)
Fat - 21g (Saturated Fat - 7g)
Sodium - 1670mg
Carbs - 54g (Sugar - 6g)
Protein - 32g

Molten Fudge Bites - Similar to Jack in the Box's recent Brownie Bites, these limited-time desserts feature a fudge-brownie exterior with a liquid chocolate filling inside. They're served hot and dusted with powdered sugar. An order carries a suggested retail price of $1.69.

Nutritional Info - Burger King Molten Fudge Bites (86g)
Calories - 330 (from Fat - 150)
Fat - 17g (Saturated Fat - 6g)
Sodium - 200mg
Carbs - 40g (Sugar - 19g)
Protein - 5g

Molten Fudge Sundae - Lastly, there's the limited-time option to get Molten Fudge Bites on a BK sundae. Ordering one gets you vanilla soft serve and Molten Fudge Bites topped with chocolate fudge and caramel. This one comes in at $2.29.

Nutritional Info - Burger King Molten Fudge Sundae (195g)
Calories - 490 (from Fat - 140)
Fat - 16g (Saturated Fat - 9g)
Sodium - 370mg
Carbs - 81g (Sugar - 59g)
Protein - 9g

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