Apr 9, 2012

Review: Burger King - New Onion Rings

Burger King's new Onion Rings aren't as dramatically different or as heralded as their new Fries. They're more subtly changed but better for it.

I paid $1.29 for a value-sized order.

Let's start with what's the same... The onion rings are still made of dehydrated onions, either in minced or chopped, I can't decide. They don't give the same flavor or texture as actual rings of onion but I'm guessing they help account for the cheaper price and you're never going to pull out the onion and be left with a ring of breading.

The new Onion Rings are also still breaded like the old ones but to a slightly lesser extent then I remember. They're crisp but not quite crunchy.
The biggest change is the taste. The new rings have more of a onion-y (they list onion powder among the ingredients), seasoned quality to them. The old ones were more neutral and kinda bland. The new ones are a bit more salty, but also more flavorful. I like them better than the old ones. I like the new seasoned flavor.

Like BK's fries, I didn't care for and tended to shun the old ones but I'd actually get the new ones.

Nutritional Info - Burger King new Onion Rings - value size (43g)
Calories - 150 (from Fat - 70)
Fat - 8g (Saturated Fat - 1.5g)
Sodium - 400mg
Carbs - 19g (Sugar - 2g)
Protein - 2g


  1. I dont get it.  On another site I read that BK did all this testing and retesting to get these items "perfect".  To me these tasted the same as the old ones.  And those chicken strips are bone dry, chewy and horrible. Every review has said the same thing.  Now none of these "testers" or BK people thought they were dry and chewy...?  How did that get past all these people is beyond me.  BK is done.

  2. But pulling out a ring of onion and being left with breading is the best part of onion rings! Also I had these last week and had no idea they were new. They're still just a vehicle for zesty sauce I guess.

  3. But then you're just eating breading! I also thing it's only like that when the onion is undercooked. I don't think you'd notice too much with the sauce but they're a bit more onion-y now.

  4. No,
    Burger King is my favorite fast food place (tied with pizza hut) because of their onion rings and nuggets, so no.


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