Custom Fast Food: Maple Bacon Goober Topper from Burger King
One of the cool things about fast food is that it allows you to test out the more off-the-wall concepts of taste and adventure without having to commit yourself to a whole lot of cash. Maybe one day I’ll get around to flying out to Minnesota to check out the famous regional style of hamburgers known as “Goober Burgers,” but until I’ve found a way to get the curiously delectable combination of sweet, salty, smokey, and creamy all for just a $1.06.
Three things really helped to make this burger, and a great burger it was. The first is actually Burger King’s new bacon. Thick, smokey, and with a nice helping of chewy fat, it compliments and accents the flame-grilled patty really well. Second, the peanut butter. I used Peanut Butter and Co.’s excellent Mighty Maple Peanut Butter, which brings a tremendous depth of sweetness to the party.
Third, the microwave. A quick zap of peanut butter on top of the burger helps to enhance the warming weight of of the maple flavor, and release some of the fat in the bacon and peanut butter to add richness each bite. Besides, the ooey-gooey factor is better than any half-melted cheese they could throw on at the last second before chucking the regular BK Topper at me through the drive-through window. Here’s a step by step photo instruction to make your own Maple Bacon Goober Topper should you find yourself wanting to mix it up on your next visit to Burger King.
Like my two previous custom fast food creations, I thought the Goober Topper Burger was dang tasty. But then again I’d expect that, seeing as though it managed to hit all the essentials of fast food gluttony with the triple dosage of fat, salt, and sweetness. Now the real challenge comes with making something not only good, but healthy. Anyone have any good ideas? And who else is up for trying a Goober Burger the next time they hit the dollar menu?