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Jan 17, 2013

Review: Burger King - Avocado Swiss Whopper Jr.

Burger King Avocado Swiss Whopper Jr. features Swiss cheese, avocado spread, avocado aioli, thick-cut bacon, lettuce, tomatoes, and a small beef patty on a toasted sesame bun.

My local Burger King offers them for $2.99. There's also a regular Whopper version for $4.49.

With both a spread and an aioli, avocado is the main feature here. The avocado aioli tasted like a creamy Italian salad dressing especially on the lettuce. It had a tangy zing to it. The spread was a decent guacamole, but lacked some of the richer buttery notes of the fruit.

The produce (i.e. lettuce and tomatoes) were not so fresh on this day. The lettuce lacked crispness and the tomato was overripe.

The Swiss cheese packed a nice creamy flavor when I pulled off a piece to taste, but got mostly lost inside the burger.

A good amount of bacon added a strong smokiness, but wasn't quite crispy or crunchy. The burger patty had a nice bit of flavor and a slight bit of char which is nice (especially since this is the same Burger King location where I got the driest burger patty ever). I would have liked a thicker patty to showcase the beef though.

You might think with all these little dings I'm giving it that I didn't enjoy Burger King's Avocado Swiss Whopper Jr., but it was still pretty good despite the complaints. The combination of ingredients works well, but with a little bit of tinkering with proportions and a little more care, it could have been great.

Nutritional Info - Burger King Avocado Swiss Whopper Jr. (175g)
Calories - 430 (from Fat - 210)
Fat - 23g (Saturated Fat - 8g)
Sodium - 900mg
Carbs - 33g (Sugar - 6g)
Protein - 21g

2 comments:

  1. I tried the regular Whopper version and it was great, the proportion wasn't off. I was very surprised at the amount of avocado spread, there was a lot of it. Very rare to see that.

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  2. That's real avocado like Burger King is real food. There's a reason why they don't mind slapping a ton on there.

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