Fast Food Review: Whiplash Whopper from Burger King
After hundreds of reviews on fast food products, it’s a little shocking that the Burger King Whopper has never been featured in a review. A new version of the Whopper burger on the market is enough to get me to shell out some money for a purchase. A Whopper purchase is rare for me, but I was eager to give the new Whiplash Whopper a taste. Maybe the Iron Man 2 tie-in has got me hooked or the fact that this burger has crispy red peppers…whatever the case, I bought the burger and here are my impressions.
The Whiplash Whopper features your standard Whopper beef patty and it’s topped with lettuce, tomato, a spicy dressing mayonnaise, crispy fried onions red peppers and Pepper jack cheese on a sesame seed bun. A familiar issue for me with Burger King was apparent from the first bite. The produce is terrible and the burger itself is pretty sloppily constructed. Whenever some limp lettuce and nubby tomato slices go into the package, BK menu items seem to just come off as sad. Mix in a spicy dressing, you’ve got a mess on your hands. The spicy dressing is indeed spicy. It packs a tolerable kick of heat that has a peppery taste. Crispy red peppers are also piled in the mix and some of them are crunchy while others are just stale and hard. The pepper jack cheese was evenly melted and draped the beef patty completely. Taste-wise, the cheese didn’t make much of an impact. The main players in the Whiplash Whopper are the spicy sauce, crispy onions and of course the beef patty.
I’m more excited to see the Whiplash character in Iron Man 2 than I was to try the Whiplash Whopper. Hopefully the movie impresses me more than this new promo burger item did. Burger King’s lettuce and tomato offerings always make for a pathetic display, but at least I’m not reviewing a salad here. Fans of the classic Whopper will probably want to skip the Whiplash, but curiosity for a little spice in their burger might bring in some sales.
Pros: Decent amount of heat. Filling.
Cons: Poor lettuce/tomatoes. Messy. Pricey at over $4. Some stale crispy red peppers.
Grubbing on-the-go: 4.00/10
Overall GrubGrade: 6.50 (Average)
More Info: BurgerKing.com
Whiplash Whopper (pending)