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#181 Shel_B

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Posted 08 January 2014 - 11:13 AM

Heard the culinary term "Gut Bomb" but a bit unsure of what it means?  a practical test at BK w 2 bucks ( + Tax) will fill you in nicely on its definition.



When I was a kid and into my teens, we'd go to the White Castle.  We called the "burgers" there "Belly Bombs" for their tendency to "explode" in the stomach, and also because they were so small.  FWIW, my earliest White Castle memories include the price of the burger ... 8-cents!

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#182 rotuts

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Posted 08 January 2014 - 11:28 AM

can't see this in anyway 'improving' the BK burger


a good portion of the BK Way is the ambience of the place, after all.




still waiting for the Palate to Re-balance so i can study those Big Kings.

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Posted 13 January 2014 - 12:41 PM

I decided to take a hit ( 2 ) again for the team:  the Big King 2 for 5 bucks


my T.Buds have mostly recovered from my previous studies and I thought Id apply a Stress Test before i begin my studies of the


Cuisinart 'Steam-Boy' ( 197 ) which arrived the other day.


first off:  the Bun on the BK is quite a bit different than the one on the B.Mac   it seems more substantial and firmer.


I ordered my Specimens w extra pickle and sauce.  I thought the Double Veg can't hurt. can't say if BK thinks there sauce is 'Special' or not.


you do get a bit of char taste as these pucks patties went thought their no doubt patented Char Field.


the sauce is not as tart as the McD's 'Special'  but its a bit hard to recall the many nuances of the McD sauce.  BK is sweeter,


and indeed they point that out.


nutritional notes are interesting:   McD :  550 cals, 25 gm protein, 29 gm fat, 46 gms carb, 970 mg sodium


in contrast if one chooses to believe the Corporate Data:


BK:  510 cals, 18 gms protein, 11 gms fat, 38 gms carbs, 780 mg sodium.


this make sense:  the BK was a bit 'dryer' than what i recall the McD B.M. to be


its all that extra fat in the McD's.  McD's knows what brings you back, and back and ... R.I.P


also note the 190 mg of 'free' add on salt w McD's.  they mentioned Sugars, but I forgot to make an analysis of that. Betting McD has more sugar:


that's the three major FastFood Food Groups right there:  Fat, Salt, Sugar.  Ronald knows his business,


thats for sure !  that's the Black Hole Troika that sucks you past the Event Horizon every time !


over all:  the McD BM is almost ingrained in our DNA.  one only has to travel within a mile of a McD for 40 years + and never eat one as the imprint is no doubt 'On the WInd'


over all : if you are at BK, and have the Funds, Id go with the Whooper w extra tomato ( slice , lacking in the two study groups above) pickle and mayo.


Im on IR now, awaiting some physical therapy to get me back into Game Shape so I can study the Cuisinart 'Steam-Boy' ( 197 ) in the near future.


hoping both McD and BK don't come out with Specimens that require further serious study any time soon.

Edited by rotuts, 13 January 2014 - 01:01 PM.

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Posted 17 October 2014 - 08:53 AM

Its been a while so I thought Id take a (few) hit(s) for the Team.


choices:   " 2 for 5 Bucks " or " 10 for 1.49 "


I went for the 10 :  chicken pucks, 10 for 1.49


they have various 'sauces' in those little plastic bins.


I was lucky, they were out of 'BBQ'  Ive had this before on some sort of On Special Bun thing-y.  the third bite will kill you.


soooo :  Ranch , Buffalo , and Honey-Mustard.


1 ) ask or try to get those Pucks right out the the fryer.   they have a short life under the Glow Lamps.


mine were 'recent'


they tasted like chicken, and plain had little extra flavor.


Honey-Mustard :  the stuff in the plastic bin jiggled a lot when i opened it.  bad sign.  D +


Buffalo :  no jiggle.  nice heat.   think smooth thousand island ( from the discount isle ) w added heat.  B


Ranch :  no jiggle.  no real 'zesty-ness'  C


over all, if you can get these pipping hot right out of the fryer, and bring you own 'dips'  B +

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#185 Toliver

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Posted 17 October 2014 - 08:58 AM

Thanks for taking 1 (or 10) for the team.  :wink:

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Posted 17 October 2014 - 09:22 AM

I admit a weakness for the double whopper w cheese and the new BBQ burger w onion rings.

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Posted 17 October 2014 - 09:37 AM

""   the new BBQ burger w onion rings  ""


this is on the " 2 for 5 "  menu


I thought of that and a Big King with all the extras they might add.


then I thought better.   that BBQ Sauce needs to be tried first in small amounts , x 3, at one sitting


then decide.  if you can still think clearly.


I might go back for a few more hits next week.


have to do some training first.

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Posted 20 October 2014 - 09:02 AM

I thought Id get it over with and take two (2) very big hits for the team.  " 2 for 5 "


my mother would have said to me :  " you need to get your head examined. "  she would have been right.


but the Sirens have been singing their song, more like Buzz Buzz Buzz, so there it is.


Big King and OnionRing BBQ Burger.  Right there I knew I was in trouble, as Ive mentioned my views on the BK BBQ " Sauce " in the past.


as Chef Michael Van de Elzen has stated on " Food Truck " NZ  while studying Burgers down under :  its about the sauce not the meat.


Indeed.   the Big King was a bit dry, and that's not necessarily a bad thing.  Its said to be a BigMac clone.  however,  the engineers at


BK need to go back to school and study the BigMac, a true marvel of Industrial Engineering masquerading as a Burger. the Mac


when piping hot w the cheese melted, ( a rare thing, tell them 30 more seconds in the Micro ) hits all those hidden notes we like to think


we dont have.   the BK was no where near as cloying.  maybe thats good:  for $ 2.50 I give it a C +  again, 30 seconds in the Micro would


have improved it as the cheese was not melted.;


Now on the the OnionRing Thing-y :  I guess the hot onion rings made it hot enough to just start to melt the cheese.


could not taste any meat.  i checked  : it was in there.  now the BBQ 'sauce'  at the second bite this pollutant must uncouple some sort of


basic metabolic process. It must have taken years of work to make something so fundamentally bad if taken in more than Pico-gram


quantities.  the OnionRing Thing-y gets an F -   Is there a lower grade ?  Id give it that.


but please, someone try that BBQ Sauce  " in portion size " and see for your self.


there is a bright side to this experiment.   The Sirens have moved on.  maybe they are headed your way ?


I cant imagine a trip to BK  for a long long while.

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#189 gfweb

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Posted 20 October 2014 - 09:50 AM

There must be regional variation in BK quality.


Our local BBQ onion ring thing is v g indeed.


Not too much sauce, meat is discernible, rings crunchy.


Better than anything made under Golden Arches, for sure.

#190 rotuts

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Posted 20 October 2014 - 10:01 AM

for me, the killer is that BBQ sauce.   It would be a lot better w a couple of plastic bins of that buffalo hot sauce.

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Posted 26 November 2014 - 01:13 AM

Here's the Burger King Poutine. They now serve a poutine with a deconstructed Whopper on top of it. No squeak but hot and tasty.poutine 001.JPG

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#192 suzilightning

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Posted 02 December 2014 - 10:40 AM

Bloomberg is reporting that the Yumbo ( ham and cheese on a bun) will be back since being retired in 1974...does anyone remember this?


Course growing up the nearest McDonalds was 30 miles away and the nearest Burger King was built in Southampton in the mid 1970s.

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Posted 03 December 2014 - 08:14 AM

I remember the Yumbo, which is weird because if it was retired in 1974, I would have been too young for it then! If I remember it, it must have been available, at least regionally, in the late 1970s.

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