Jul 18, 2014

Frozen Friday: Sam's Choice - Bavarian Style Pretzel Burger

Sam's Choice Bavarian Style Pretzel Burgers can only be found at Walmart (the Sam in question being Walmart founder Sam Walton) and feature a flame-broiled chopped beef steak, slices of smoked ham, stone-ground mustard, and cheese on a pretzel bun.

I picked up a 16.52-oz box of two burger for $5.82 (your votes at work! )

I haven't had the best luck with microwave burgers so far. It's not the patty or cheese, but the bun that suffers from freezing. Unfortunately, these didn't buck the trend.

The bun looked fairly appetizing and it felt fine, but it was really chewy; I'd try to bite into it and everything inside tried to escape before the bun would even break. The pretzel-ness was weak and mostly lost against the other ingredients.

The burger patty actually turned out really nice. It looked good, it smelled good, and more importantly, it tasted good. There's a hearty, seasoned flavor to it and it was tender and juicy. The grind is really fine though and I'd prefer something coarser with a little more texture.

There was a good amount of mustard inside the burger with plenty of seeds, but all of that somehow didn't transfer taste-wise. There's surprisingly very little of the familiar tang you'd expect and not much in the way of mustard notes.

The cheese was decently creamy, but there could stand to be a bit more of it as it kinda just melted into the mustard with not much to see.

The ham was pretty good and added a slightly smoky bit of salt and pork.

Overall, I enjoyed the flavor of Sam's Choice Bavarian Style Pretzel Burger. It turned out surprisingly well (except the bun, which turned out poorly, but I can't say I didn't expect it), especially the burger patty, which supplies the bulk of the burger and the flavor. If I got it again, I would definitely just transfer it onto a fresher bun, or even just plain bread.

Nutritional Info - Sam's Choice Bavarian Style Pretzel Burger
Serving Size -  (231g)
Calories - 540 (from Fat - 210)
Fat - 23g (Saturated Fat - 10g)
Sodium - 1680mg
Carbs - 45g (Sugar - 7g)
Protein - 32g