Apr 1, 2013

Review: Burger King - Turkey Burger

Burger King's new, limited-time Turkey Burger features a ground turkey patty, lettuce, tomatoes, red onions and mayo on an artisan-style bun.

It cost $3.99 at my local Burger King.

The turkey patty comes in at a good thickness and looks to be about a quarter of a pound. There are some nice grilled marks that add a little charred flavor. The turkey is ground very finely and the result is a mouth feel similar to a giant Chicken McNugget. On the plus side, it's juicy. But, where a beef patty tends to taste like beef, and a chicken filet tastes like chicken, a turkey patty doesn't really taste like turkey to me. It just tastes like meat, but I couldn't point to a specific animal of origin by its flavor.

The overriding flavor for my particular Turkey Burger was ketchup as who ever made it went a little crazy with the ketchup squeeze bottle. That coupled with the turkey patty's faint flavor made for a mostly sweet and tangy burger, but not in a good way... unless you really like eating ketchup... out of a packet.

I didn't really taste the onions much nor the mayo and lettuce. It was just all very ketchup-y.

I like BK's artisan-style bun. It's denser than the typical burger bun but still relaxingly soft. It also has a nice touch of sweetness.

Overall, I was hoping for a bit more flavor from BK's turkey patty and less ketchup. I ended up scraping off a lot of it, but it still ended up being fairly ketchup-y. If you're looking to try Burger King's Turkey Burger, I suggest asking for the ketchup on the side. Even taking into account the excessive ketchup, it was a pretty ho-hum experience for me.

Nutritional Info - Burger King Turkey Burger (252g)
Calories - 530 (from Fat - 240)
Fat - 26g (Saturated Fat - 5g)
Sodium - 1210mg
Carbs - 46g (Sugar - 11g)
Protein - 27g


  1. That's a ridiculous amount of ketchup on that burger, especially with how it oozes everywhere in the first picture. I really love ketchup, but that's way too much.

    I find it kind of disturbing how the patty is so finely ground... It's eerily smooth in the cross section. I've had turkey burgers before that still had a coarsely ground texture, like typical burger patties--which makes sense, since turkey burgers are supposed to be the healthier alternative to traditional beef burgers. I mean, if I wanted super mechanically separated meat, I'd have gotten a value chicken sandwich in the first place, you know?

  2. I have gotten the turkey burger twice now and did not have the ketchup issue, but I did add mustard and pickles. I REALLY liked this burger. I do not eat beef, so this gave me a nice burger experience and a chance to get something other than the grilled chicken. I also found my burgers to have a nice grilled flavor because turkey itself does not have flavor. It seems your experience may have just been an unfortunate one. I have highly recommended this burger to several people.

  3. Ordered this last night. Lackluster. Turkey burger is was very dry, and hard and quality is suspect. Way too much ketchup as the reviewer mentioned, had to scrape nearly everything off the top of the burger. Wish I had read this before ordering it. Left over half of it. Would not get this again, can make much better turkey burgers at home in very little time.


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