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Sep 14, 2010

Review: Burger King - BK Breakfast Ciabatta Club Sandwich

BK Breakfast Ciabatta top view
The parade of new items on the Burger King breakfast menu into my mouth continues with the BK Breakfast Ciabatta Club Sandwich. The BK Breakfast Ciabatta Club features a whole grain Ciabatta bun filled with thin-sliced ham, bacon, tomatoes, melted cheese, an plain egg omelet, and a smoky tomato sauce" It costs $2.89.

Why is it called a club sandwich? Aren't club sandwiches layered with three slices of bread and held together by toothpicks? Subway has a club sandwich that isn't really a club sandwich as well. What's up with that?! It's a travesty I tell you.
BK Breakfast Ciabatta inside view
Anyways, as ze Germans would say, the BK Breakfast Ciabatta Club is "nicht gut (Yes, I took three years of German in high school and that's all I got.)." Frankly, it's too tomato-y. Putting tomato in a breakfast sandwich seems like a pretty good idea, but somehow Burger King got it wrong here.
BK Breakfast Ciabatta side view
Perhaps, it's the combination of the smoky tomato sauce combined with a fair amount of sliced tomatoes that overpowered the rest of the ingredients. There was a good amount of bacon and ham, but I couldn't taste them too well over the tomatoes.
BK Breakfast Ciabatta cross section
Beyond that, the Ciabatta bun was pretty soft with not the slightest bit of crispness. It's somewhat dense and I'd rather have an airy English muffin. I wish more fast food restaurants would toast the bun closer in time to assembling the sandwich.

For around the same price, I'd rather go for a BK Breakfast Bowl or a Croissan'wich.

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Nutritional Info - BK Breakfast Ciabatta Club Sandwich
Calories - 480 (from Fat - 207)
Fat - 23g (Saturated Fat - 7g)
Sodium - 1270mg
Carbs - 41g (Sugar - 9g)
Protein - 24g





9 comments :

  1. this looks awesome. that's a lot of calories in the morning though.

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  3. I think it's the best thing that BK has had on their breakfast menu in years. But then I LOVE the tomatos on a breakfast sandwich. Good bread, too. Pretty sophisticated for the King.

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  4. I tried this sandwich for the first time today.  Overall I thought it was pretty tasty - I didn't find the tomato flavor too overpowering.  I agree, however, that it would have been better if the bread were more toasted.  Also, it was smaller than what I expected from the picture.

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  5. Totally agree! I just ate this and thought they could have done a way better job. Toasty bun and less tomato for a start!

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  6. What is the tomato "sauce" like? Is it a mayo varient?

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  7. Haven't had this yet, but I will say... that looks pretty good at least; maybe just the ingredient proportions are off some.

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