Mar 16, 2022

Review: Burger King - Whopper Melt

Burger King's Whopper Melt features two flame-grilled Whopper Jr. beef patties, American cheese, caramelized onions, and Stacker Sauce, served between two slices of toasted bread.

I got one with extra cheese as part of the $6 Your Melty Pleasure meal that's exclusive to Royal Perks rewards members. The meal includes a Whopper Melt with an extra slice of cheese, a small order of fries, a 4-piece order of Mozzarella Sticks, and a small drink. A regular Whopper Melt by itself is $5.99 at my local Burger King.

The toasted bread on my Whopper Melt was only half toasted as in the bottom slice was toasted while the top half was not. Neither half was crispy so I was left with soft and chewy thick slices of white bread.

Sadly, my Whopper Melt was only lukewarm without mostly un-melted cheese (the fries were also lukewarm but at least the Mozzarella Sticks were warm and crispy). The lack of heat left the meat, cheese, and onions tasting a bit blander than usual and made for rather lackluster eating. Additionally, with all the bread, the extra slice of cheese (and the cheese in general) didn't make much of an impression.

The Stacker Sauce worked out well as a Thousand Island-ish sauce that offered a combination of sweet, savory, tangy, and creamy notes. The onions added a bit of sweetness too.

I ended up throwing one half of the Whopper Melt on a cast iron pan to toast it and it heated up very nicely with crispy bread, warm (but not smoky) beef, and melted cheese. I found it much improved this way.

Overall, Burger King's Whopper Melt was a miss for me but mostly due to the poor execution from my local Burger King (does it count as a melt if nothing is melted?). The general ingredient combination wasn't bad (and reheats well given the lack of lettuce or tomatoes) but the bread could stand to be thinner so that the other components stand out more. If they managed to actually serve it pipping hot and well toasted, it would be pretty good.

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