Nov 24, 2015

Review: White Castle - Original Slider

White Castle's Original Slider features a steam-grilled 2x2-inch beef patty with a slice of pickle or two plus onions on a steamed bun.

I bought one for 71 cents and also picked up a Cheese Slider, which adds a piece of American cheese, for 89 cents.

They don't have these in California but I managed to try them on a trip out of state.

The onions definitely make the slider. The patties were steamed on top of the onions, which were cooked until tender and wonderfully caramelized. It provided a strong accent to the beef as well as some sweetness.

The beef was very thin but moist from the steaming with a slight bit of onion notes from the cooking process.

The pickle offered a cleansing bite that contrasted with the more savory aspects of the slider.

The slider was surprisingly very airy and soft, perhaps almost overly so. It's satisfying in its own way but definitely different from your standard burger bun.

The cheese on the Cheese Slider was mostly melted save for the edges and made for a proper gooey mess.

Overall, I enjoyed White Castle's Original Slider very much. The simplicity of it highlighted the essence of each component, which were each fairly well done. I'd definitely go with the cheese version over the original as the cheese complements everything nicely and provides an added textural element.

Nutritional Info - White Castle Original Slider (55g)
Calories - 140 (from Fat - 60)
Fat - 6g (Saturated Fat - 2.5g)
Sodium - 360mg
Carbs - 13g (Sugar - 1g)
Protein - 7g

Nutritional Info - White Castle Cheese Slider (63g)
Calories - 160 (from Fat - 80)
Fat - 9g (Saturated Fat - 4g)
Sodium - 500mg
Carbs - 14g (Sugar - 2g)
Protein - 8g

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