Aug 17, 2015

Review: Carl's Jr. - Mushroom & Swiss All-Natural Burger

Carl's Jr. Mushroom & Swiss All-Natural Burger features an all-natural, charbroiled beef patty along with a slice of natural Swiss cheese, natural sauteed mushrooms, vine-ripened tomatoes, mayo, lettuce, and red onion on the chain's signature Fresh Baked Bun.

The burger goes for $6.99 in my area, but I received this one courtesy of Carl's Jr.

The beef patty offered the chain's signature char flavor and a decent amount of moisture. It is a bit thin for the fairly large burger though. It accounted for maybe 1/10th or 1/11th of the burger's height. You can opt for a double patty but it costs $2 more at my local Carl's Jr.

Fortunately, the beef's meatiness was buoyed by a generous amount of mushrooms. They were slightly rubbery but very flavorful.

The savory quality of the beef and mushrooms was complemented nicely by the thoroughly melted Swiss cheese, which lent a mild, creaminess to the proceedings.

The lettuce, tomato, and onions came in just the right amount and were in ideal condition.

The bun was excellent with a soft, airy texture and just a slight sweetness to it. I suppose it might be too fancy if you're more of a no-frills burger eater though.

Overall, Carl's Jr. Mushroom & Swiss All-Natural Burger hit the right marks in the mushroom & Swiss department and was fairly enjoyable. I would prefer a smaller, meatier burger though but liked it better than the original due to the added meatiness of the mushrooms. It's also quite pricey due to the grass-fed beef.

Nutritional Info - Carl's Jr. Mushroom & Swiss All-Natural Burger - Single (347g)
Calories - 790 (Calories from Fat - 430)
Fat - 48g (Saturated Fat - 13g)
Sodium - 920mg
Carbs - 58g (Sugar - 13g)
Protein - 33g

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