Review: Burger King - Chicken Nuggets

Burger King's new Chicken Nuggets look an awful lot like McDonald's Chicken McNuggets . ...

Burger King's new Chicken Nuggets look an awful lot like McDonald's Chicken McNuggets. Like the previous version, they're made of white meat chicken dipped in a "crispy tempura-style batter" and are meant to be crispier that before.

I picked up a 10-piece order for $2.99. There was also a 20-piece on the menu at $4.99.

Make no bones about it, Burger King was looking to copy McDonald's with their new Chicken Nuggets. They look the same and they feel the same. The shape are more uniform than McDonald's circle, boot, and oval so I guess that's kinda different.

How does it taste? My batch was pretty fresh out of the fryer so they were crispy and a little oily. The meat is of the mechanically separated variety. It was pretty juicy and actually a little bit more tender than a Chicken McNugget. Beyond that, Burger King's version tasted eerily like a Chicken McNugget. It wasn't quite there though; there was just a little something missing although I couldn't quite figure out what. I may have to do a head-to-head comparison between the two to figure it out.

They are better than the old ones, which tasted a bit too much like Tyson's frozen chicken nuggets.

Burger King's dipping sauces remain the same. They ran out of barbecue, so I went with Zesty sauce and Honey Mustard. I've only had Zesty in a burger and as a dipping sauce, there's a strong note of horseradish that I didn't pick up among the ingredients in the burgers. The Honey Mustard was pretty standard, but good.

Among, fast food mechanically-separated chicken nuggets, Burger King's new Chicken Nuggets rates a solid #2 as a close but imperfect imitation of McDonald's #1.

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


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