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Apr 8, 2010

Review: Burger King - BK Breakfast Bowl

BK Breakfast Bowl with Lid On
One of the new items on Burger King's breakfast menu, the BK Breakfast Bowl features a smörgåsbord of your typical breakfast items in a bowl.  Specifically, it contains bits of roasted southwestern potatoes, grilled onions and peppers, scrambled eggs and sausage topped with a blend of three cheeses and a smoky cheese sauce in a black plastic bowl.  The clear plastic lid resembles a large checker piece, with the large crown on it and all.

A price of $2.79 puts the BK Breakfast Bowl in the range of BK's more "premium" bread breakfast sandwiches which feature sourdough bread or a croissant.
My local Burger King was pretty quiet at 9am, it could have been my imagination but I was struck by the lack of any sounds of cooking.  I watched as my server grabbed a large plastic container from the warmer and spooned it into a bowl.  I wondered if they had at least prepared it in house that morning or if it was just a frozen medley that they reheat in the morning.  On the plus side, at least I knew that it would still taste the same later on if I threw it in the microwave.
BK Breakfast Bowl Close Up of Potato
So how was it?  It was actually pretty good.  I would say "very southwestern."  Better than I imagined from reading the description.  Initially, I from the look of it, I thought it would be too cheesy, but that wasn't the case at all.  The potatoes looked neither roasted nor home-fried but they tasted fine.  I did wonder if tater tots would have been a better, crispier, albeit unhealthier, choice.

I really liked the seasoned peppery taste of everything together.  If you don't like bell peppers like a certain brother of mine, I would steer clear of this dish.  I have to give the nod to Burger King's sausage patty, it's slight step above the other chains; nicely seasoned and not overly salty (for sausage anyway).
BK Breakfast Bowl Close Up of Sausage
If I were getting breakfast at Burger King, the BK Breakfast Bowl would definitely be one of my top choices.

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Nutritional Info
Calories - 540 (from Fat - 370)
Fat - 42g (Saturated Fat - 13g)
Sodium - 1020mg
Carbs - 17g (Sugar - 2g)
Protein - 24g


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11 comments :

  1. The Bowl doesn't look that great and somehow I think I'd rather have McDonald's Big Breakfast over this.

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  2. It doesn't look that good but it tastes pretty good!

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  3. By far better than a big breakfast and a lot less carbs and calories.

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  4. actually not bad at all

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  5. I really loke the BK brakfast bowl, but had no idea how many calories or fat grams were actually in it. I will not eat another one. Fat content and calories too high.

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  6. im so glad i went to burger king this morning was heading to mcdonalds and somethng made me go to burger kind instead. I dont really care for BK's sand wiches but wow this breakfest bowl thing was delicious!!!!!!!! not enough though so next time ill order 2!

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  7. Without the cheese, this is actually fairly healthy, if you can overlook all the sodium. Don't get me wrong - I love cheese. But processed cheeses and cheese sauce can't be good for the body.

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  8. PITIFUL PITIFUL P I T I F U L!!!!!!!!
    Just order a BK Breakfast Bowl and sat down at work to eat it I noticed that the bag was kinda light, pulled the bowl out and was surprisely disappointed it look like someone scaped the left overs and scoop in a bowl and put and cover it and called it a breakfast bowl. Jack's breakfast bowls are 3 times better and fuller. First and Last. Will not recommend. On a scale of 1-10; 10 being best I'll give it a 7 for taste and 2.5 on everything else.

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  9. A RIPOFF!!!! The BK Breakfast bowl with a small Sprite cost me almost 6.00. It looked like they had taken yesterday's Leftovers and microwaved them in a bowl. It was also a very small Portion for the Money. It tasted okay but for 6 bucks I will go to Denny's or Ihop for a more Upscale and fresher Breakfast.

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  10. Six bucks?! That's a lot of scratch for a breakfast bowl and a Sprite, I'd rather just go to a sitdown place for that much.

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  11. Funny sour taste to it. Not worth 540 calories and a huge amount of artery clogging fat. Yuk, never again!

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