Fast Food Review: Ham Omelet Sandwich from Burger King

I walked into my local Burger King one morning craving an Enormous Omelet Sandwich.  Next to the McGriddle at McDonald’s, it is my favorite fast food breakfast sandwich.  I should say that getting breakfast at a fast food joint is rare for me.  Probably happens once every few months.  So I was shocked to see my favorite sandwich was no longer on the menu.  I asked the cashier if they still carried it and she said no.  (I just called Burger King’s customer service and they did in fact discontinue the Enormous Omelet Sandwich.  The customer service representative told me it was not selling great in certain areas, and also threw in a comment about the economy.  There is a chance it may return she told me.)  I almost turned around and walked out the door.  Then I remembered the breakfast value menu and the Ham Omelet Sandwich.

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Burger King describes the sandwich as:

“….a rousing combination of fluffy egg, ham, and honey butter sauce on a sesame seed bun.”

That shine is the honey butter sauce

That shine is the honey butter sauce

In the BK description, they forgot to mention that there is also a piece of American cheese on the sandwich.  The Ham Omelet Sandwich is only one dollar, and it is worth every penny. There is a fairly decent amount of ham on the sandwich and goes well with the honey butter sauce.  The sauce flavor is a bit strong, but doesn’t overpower the sandwich.  The honey sauce is an interesting taste that I liked, and I think it helps the sandwich stand out from other ham breakfast sandwiches. You can notice the flavors of the cheese and egg, but these two ingredients play back up to the sweet honey sauce and ham.  The sesame seed bun is your standard BK bun, and I must admit I was surprised that it didn’t go too well with the rest of the ingredients.  Perhaps I was just vigorously looking for something to complain about with my meal.  The sesame seeds on the bun just stuck out as not really working when the honey sauce, ham, cheese, and egg obviously did.

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Overall though, this sandwich is great.  For just a buck, you really can’t beat it. Having recently reviewed the Wake-Up Wrap from Dunkin Donuts, where that could have been cheaper, I found the Ham Omelet Sandwich to be a great value.  While some may say two of these would be too much, I’ll probably get two next time along with a soda or coffee.  Definitely worth trying, and I’d be curious to see what you think of the honey butter sauce (my wife disagreed with me.  She wasn’t a fan).

Pros: Great value. Decent amount of ham for the price. Interesting, sweet honey butter sauce.

Cons: Didn't care for the sesame seeds with rest of the ingredients.

Taste: 9.00/10
Value: 10.00/10
Grubbing on-the-go: 9.00/10
Price: $1.00

Overall GrubGrade: 9.00/10

More Info: BurgerKing.com
Nutrition Facts:
Calories - 290
Total Fat - 12 grams
Carbs - 33 grams
Saturated Fat - 4.5 grams
Trans Fat - 0 grams
Cholesterol - 85 milligrams
Sodium - 870 milligrams
Protein - 13 grams

26 comments on “Fast Food Review: Ham Omelet Sandwich from Burger King

  1. Ryan says:

    I’ll admit, I am a fan of the HOS. Just a buck. Although, it’s gone missing from my local BK breakfast menu boards I’m glad to see that it’s still around in some markets. The honey sauce works really well to balance out any salty ham/egg/cheese taste. I must say, it’s hard to constitute 24grams of fat with only 13grams of protein, but I kinda expected that. Nice review John.

  2. Justin says:

    I want breakfast.

    I might get one.

  3. pav777 says:

    Great review, I always grab at least one of these when I stop for breakfast at BK. Here in Florida it’s called the Hamlette sandwich.

  4. Bear Silber says:

    Wow, that’s a huge value for your buck! I’m really into combining sweet and savory for breakfast….I’ll have to admit I wasn’t into that combination until I tried the McGriddle. I couldn’t imagine ordering this early in the morning though….I like to eat ligher fare in the morning. I think it’s smart the JIB serves breaky all day…I don’t see why other places don’t do this. They use all the same things to prepare the food. Come on BK and McD…breakfast all day!!! How awesome would it be to get a McGriddle at 12AM!!!!

  5. I wish I had read this 20 minutes ago when I still had time to get one before work.

    Looks tasty though, but today I’ve gotta stick to my Kashi Honey Sunshine and Naked juice. I hate being fat :(

  6. I’ll have to tell hubby about this. I am not a fan of fast food breakfasts :P , but he gets them sometimes. You can’t beat a $1 for that much food. :D

  7. Ryan says:

    @ Erin … It really isn’t that big…but it certainly is worth $1. The Dunkin’ Wake-Up Wrap on the other hand was laughably small (according to John’s pics) for the 89cent price.

  8. brad says:

    Damn! That looks like quite a solid sandwich for a buck. Only 290 calories, too. Impressive

  9. Jeff says:

    Looks like a great deal.

    Drawback: Buy two and you’ve got your entire days fat.

  10. Raiders757 says:

    I think I’m going ot have ot try one of those sometime soon. sounds decent. That looks like a better deal than the overpriced bacon, egg, and cheese sandwiches they have. All be it I am surprised their ham isn’t like their bacon, pealed off of wax paper.

    It would be nice if they served Virginia Country Ham at these places. A nice salted ham and egg sandwich in the morning is a beautiful thing. It’s standard breakfast fair over in Smithfield, Va.

  11. Evan says:

    I found that these are very good with left over Cini-Mini icing on them.

  12. john says:

    @pav: yeah, when they first came out here in PA they were called the hamlette. Now on the menu it says the ham omelet, but when I looked at my receipt they called it hamlette. Guess either one works!

    @bear: the day that I can get a mcgriddle @12am will be a glorious one. Maybe someday. Hell even if they did it for just a day or something would still be great.

    @Erin: I agree w/ryan. Not a LOT of stuff, but definitely worth the price. maybe have your husband pick up 2.

    @evan: cinimini icing on them? Oh my god… that sounds amazing.

  13. RTT says:

    I should start calling people “hamlettes”.

  14. Heather says:

    I usually get the french toast sticks for my breakfast choice at BK. For a buck, this “Hamlette” is worth a shot.

    Good review John!

  15. Jon says:

    The fat, protein, and carb calories add up to 400 calories, not 290.

  16. I tried this, but the honey-butter ruined it for me. Otherwise, I liked it a lot. For a buck though, you really can’t go wrong either way.

  17. John says:

    @Jon
    Thanks for pointing that out. I was actually looking at the wrong item when it came to the Total Fat. The rest of the info is correct. I updated it for you!
    http://www.bk.com/Nutrition/PDFs/NutritionalBrochure.pdf

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  19. George says:

    Awful! Do Americans REALLY need “honey butter” on an omelet sandwich??!! There was so much “honey” it left my hands sticky. And I’m sure the “honey” is something made with corn syrup.

    I wasn’t expecting candy for breakfast. Definitely not something most adults want or need, and certainly NOT something healthy for children. Bad, bad, bad. I wonder if any diabetics have had an adverse reaction from the unexpected blast of sugar.

    Now, without all that unhealthy sweetness, it might have been all right, especially for the price.

  20. MisterWhiskers says:

    I totally agree with George. The sugary surprise caught me completely off guard. I thought someone had messed with my sandwich. I’m glad to find out that all was as it should be, but I’m disappointed that Burger King would destroy an otherwise good value by slapping corn syrup on the otherwise tastless bun.

  21. Leigh Ann says:

    I just tried one yesterday. I was OK with the honey butter even though I don’t really like sweet with cheese. But what I REALLY didn’t like was those stupid sesame seeds. I think this sandwich would be much tastier on plain, grilled bun. I think they should grill it with a little margarine. Oh wait – maybe use sourdough texas toast!

  22. Chris says:

    Great Value for a buck!!!! But lose the honey butter!!! Too sweet.

  23. Heather says:

    Just tried one of these today and was caught completly off guard by the honey butter sauce…I about choked on my sandwich. If I order this item again I’ll request no sauce! Way too sweet:(

  24. Tonia says:

    I bought one for my son the other day and tried a bite. I too was caught off gaurd by the sweetness but it lent an interesting spin to the sandwich imo. I usually get the bk egg muffin sandwich off the dollar menu but this is a good alternative. For a dollar you can’t beat either sandwich!

  25. Tim says:

    It is no more…they discontinued it…Sucks! I really liked them!

  26. Eninah says:

    A must-try for one buck! Thumbs-up! I’ll be hungry no more.