Jun 9, 2014

Review: Burger King - Orange Freeze

Burger King's new Orange Freeze features a blend of ice, orange juice, and natural flavors to make a slushy citrus drink.

I picked up a 12-oz cup for $2.49.

Since it's run through a blender rather than a freezing ice slush machine, it's nearly as fine as the chain's Icees, but is similar in consistency to other ice slush drinks or something you'd make at home. There's a good amount of liquid so it's not overly icy.

Taste-wise, the Orange Freeze comes off as very intense. It's really sweet and tangy (but not quite sour) and has powerful note of orange to it. It's made with orange concentrate and pulp according to the ingredients, but it doesn't have the concentrate's aftertaste and I didn't feel the pulp at all. I'm guessing at least one of the "natural flavors" they used was some kind of orange extract to smooth and kick up the flavor.

Overall, Burger King's new Orange Freeze was really good but it might be too much sweet/tangy/orange for those who prefer lighter flavors. It's a little pricey for a mostly-ice drink, considering that a smoothie of the same size goes for less at McDonald's in my area (especially if you get two during "Social Hour").

Nutritional Info - Burger King Orange Freeze - small (12 fl oz)
Calories - 240 (from Fat - 0)
Fat - 0g (Saturated Fat - 0g)
Sodium - 10mg
Carbs - 60g (Sugar - 57g)
Protein - 1g