Fast Food Review: BK Chicken Minis from Burger King
The mini-food trend hasn’t quite died out just yet. Burger King has recently introduced a couple of new menu items dubbed “BK Minis”. The BK Burger Minis (which is pretty much BK Burger Shots with a new name) and BK Chicken Minis. Since I’m quite fond of food called “Chicken Minis” (see here and here), I figured this was worth a purchase. A 4-pack set me back $3.79 and I came away with a luke warm reaction.
BK Chicken Minis are described like this:
Mini premium white meat chicken patties with crisp breading, crunchy dill pickles, finished with classic mayo on a warm, soft bun.
Say what? Premium white meat chicken? Yeah whatever you say BK… Don’t be fooled by the description as the chicken is nothing special whatsoever. It’s simply the substandard processed molded patty of chicken as you’ve come to expect. I’m not debating whether or not this is white meat chicken, but premium this is not. I appreciated the fact that Burger King kept the Chicken Minis pretty simple.
No lettuce (thank goodness because Burger King lettuce is abysmal), no tomato (BK tomatoes suck too)… just mayo and dill pickles. While the pickles had a nice tangy zing to keep things interesting, the mayo was piled on way too heavy. I was surprised that 4 minis clocked in at 810 calories until I realized that at least 300 of those calories must be coming from the glut of mayonnaise… blechhh. Another complaint I have is with having to separate the mini sandwiches myself. Each chicken patty is actually 2 in 1 and you are forced to pull them apart to get your individual mini sandwich. Wah wah… poor Ryan has to pull apart his food… tough life. Well whatever, it’s annoying. Separate them for me BK! Burger King doesn’t separate them on purpose because they think it’s fun or cool to have a little pull-apart diagram on the cardboard box they come in. Weeeeeee!!! Who cares really? Minor gripe, but still a gripe.
The bottom-line with BK Chicken Minis is this: Nothing special, nothing new, nothing I’d feel compelled to buy again. I still like mini food… and lots of it to defeat the purpose of eating small. BK Chicken Minis are gimmicky as expected and not really worth the $3.79 I shelled out for them. I could get 4 Spicy Chick’n Crisp Sandwiches for $4.00 instead and have an even worse stomach ache, but get more food for my money.
Pros: Decent size for "mini" sandwiches. Few, simple ingredients. Nice packaging.
Cons: Ease up on the mayo please. There are better values out there. Having to separate my minis. Sheesh, 58 grams of fat.
Grubbing on-the-go: 6.00/10
Price: $3.79 for 4
Overall GrubGrade: 5.75/10
More Info: BurgerKing.com
BK Chicken Minis (4-count)
Calories – 810
Total Fat – 58 grams
Saturated Fat – 10 grams
Cholesterol – 85 milligrams
Sodium – 1480 milligrams
Carbs – 53 grams
Sugars – 5 grams
Protein – 21 grams