Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Review: Carl's Jr. - Buffalo Blue Cheese Burger

Carl's Jr.'s Buffalo Blue Cheese Burger takes a bit of buffalo wings and adds it to a burger, and features Frank’s RedHot Buffalo Wings Sauce, blue cheese crumbles, Swiss cheese, mayo, red onion, tomato, lettuce, and a charbroiled beef patty on a toasted sesame seed bun.

The premium Six Dollar Burger version comes with a Black Angus beef patty at $5.19, but I received this one courtesy of Carl's Jr.

This burger definitely subscribed to the "if it doesn't get all over the place, it doesn't belong in your face" Carl's Jr. slogan of old. There was plenty of Frank's RedHot to go around and it had a tangy, savory bite with a decent amount of heat that built up gradually and had me sniffling as I finished a half.

I'm not a huge fan of blue cheese, but if you are, the Buffalo Blue Cheese Burger definitely delivers on the promise. There was plenty of blue cheese crumbles and flavor in every bite.

While buffalo wing sauce and blue cheese are a tried-and-true combination, it's also very salty here and makes it a bit hard to enjoy.

The Angus beef patty had a good flavor to it and was reasonably moist. A lot of the flavor is overpowered by the buffalo sauce though.

The Swiss cheese was creamy but, like a lot of fast food cheese, didn't add much in the way of flavor, at least not over the buffalo sauce and blue cheese.  Adding in the second cheese was pretty superfluous.

The veggies were solid and plentiful, as tends to be the case with Carl's Jr. Six Dollar Burgers.

Overall, Carl's Jr.'s Buffalo Blue Cheese Burger delivers plenty of buffalo sauce and blue cheese, if that's what you're looking for, but the excess overshadows the rest of the burger to its detriment. Less would have been more for a better balanced burger.  I wish they had done a chicken version of the burger, considering it's emulating wings.  Now that would have been nice.

Nutritional Info - Carl's Jr. Buffalo Blue Cheese Six Dollar Burger (371g)
Calories - 810 (Calories from Fat - 400)
Fat - 45g (Saturated Fat 20g)
Sodium - 2270mg
Carbs - 54g (Sugar 10g)
Protein - 47g
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