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Mar 20, 2013

Review: Burger King - Bacon Cheddar Stuffed Burger

Burger King's new, limited-time Bacon Cheddar Stuffed Burger features a ground beef patty with pieces of thick-cut bacon and cheddar cheese mixed in, accompanied by lettuce, tomatoes, onion rings, ketchup, and mayo, nestled in a artisan-style bun.

The suggested retail price starts at $3.99, but it was quite a bit more at my local Burger King at $4.99.

I was surprised to find a really good charred crust on my burger patty. I can't remember the last time I got a burger from Burger King that actually looked flame grilled. There's a good thickness to the patty too, especially compared to the thinner, but wider Whopper patty.

Biting into it, there's a nice fire-grilled flavor to go with a hit of smokiness from the bacon. As with a lot of fast food cheese, the taste of cheddar was very light. It could really do better with a medium to sharp cheddar. The bacon inside was pretty thick and actually tasted better than when I had bacon normally at BK.

The onion rings are breaded and add just a bit of crispness. They're not particularly onion-y, but because Burger King uses ground onions for their rings, they're very easy to bite through, which is great for putting inside a burger.

The lettuce and tomatoes were fairly fresh and came in good proportion to the beef and bun.

I liked that there wasn't too much ketchup or mayo.

If you've never tried the artisan-style bun from Burger King, it appears to be an egg bun and is dense and soft with a touch of sweetness.

Overall, I really enjoyed Burger King's Bacon Cheddar Stuffed Burger. It's the best burger I've had from Burger King in a long time and delivered a delicious, smoky, beefy bacon goodness to my mouth. No other major fast food chain offers a stuffed burger patty, so it's a good thing Burger King does it well.

Five bucks is pretty pricey for a fast food burger though, especially one smaller than a Whopper.

Nutritional Info - Burger King Bacon Cheddar Stuffed Burger (245g)
Calories - 650 (from Fat - 350)
Fat - 39g (Saturated Fat - 12g)
Sodium - 1420mg
Carbs - 51g (Sugar - 10g)
Protein - 23g

5 comments:

  1. After reading this review, i encouraged my husband to try this burger (I do not eat beef, but it had such a good review!). My husband tried this and said that it was revolting! The patty was not cooked traditionally and had a horrible flavor and texture. Unlike this review, he said that it was the worst thing he had had at a fast food restaurant ever! It was to the point he said that he would rather just eat the buns and toppings alone. I wonder if all BK's cook these the same way?

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  2. I don't get why you didn't try it yourself then, since turkey isn't beef...

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  3. Never mind! That'll teach me to not have two review windows open at the same time! Shame on me. Thought I was on the turkey burger one!

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  4. All the patties are cooked in the same broiler, although how long they cook as well as how long they sit after cooking can vary.

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  5. This burger was fresh as they told us right away that we would have to wait... probably highly overlooked, but my husband said that the flavor was still bad.

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