Thursday, May 23, 2013

Review: Carl's Jr. - Super Bacon Cheeseburger

Carl's Jr.'s new, limited-time Super Bacon Cheeseburger (and Hardee's Super Bacon Thickburger) is offered as a promotional tie-in with the upcoming Superman movie (Man of Steel). It's main feature is that it contains 6 strips of bacon. The rest of the burger is pretty standard: toasted sesame bun, American cheese, onions, tomatoes, lettuce, and mayo.

These are $4.19 each for the single patty version at my local Carl's Jr. restaurant.

There's a circular Man of Steel sticker to seal the wrapper... and to drive the point home that this is a Superman-themed burger:

As you might expect, the Super Bacon Cheeseburger isn't offering any novelty in the taste department. It tasted a lot like a Famous Star with Cheese, but without the ketchup.

That being said, the first thing I noticed as I unwrapped the burger was the fatty smell of bacon grease. There's a lot of bacon here. Enough for an even layer that had me tasting smoky bacon in every bite. It wasn't crispy and was the standard paper-thin variety, but it was tasty. I'm not sure if it was super bacon, but there was ample coverage and plenty of bacony goodness!

The rest of the ingredients were well-balanced and well-executed. The bun was solid with a good toasting, mayo was used sparingly, the veggies were fresh, and the cheese was thoroughly melted.

While it doesn't stand out compared to other more outlandish limited-time burgers, Carl's Jr.'s Super Bacon Cheeseburger is well-made and offers plenty of glorious bacon without being too excessive.

Nutritional Info - Carl's Jr. Single Super Bacon Cheeseburger (293g)
Calories - 830 (from Fat - 460)
Fat - 52g (Saturated Fat - 20g)
Sodium - 1440mg
Carbs - 52g (Sugar - 9g)
Protein - 39g
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