Review: Nightmare King from Burger King
It’s been nearly 6 months since I’ve had the energy and motivation to write a review. I’ve been dealing with some stuff and I’d describe it as living a nightmare. Before I get too personal, let’s move on to a product that broke my review hiatus. It took a trio of farm animals in between a green bun to pull me back in…. it’s the new Nightmare King from Burger King.Here’s how Burger King describes their new Nightmare King sandwich:
Introducing the NIGHTMARE KING, this spooky sandwich features ¼ lb* of savory flame – grilled beef, a 100% white meat crispy chicken fillet, melted American cheese, thick cut bacon, creamy mayonnaise, and onions all assembled on a glazed green sesame seed bun.
Can a green bun top the red bun or the black bun that came before it?Nope. This sandwich is actually worse than it looks. On the plus side, the novelty of having a green bun on a fast food sandwich when Halloween is less than a week away has some value, albeit only shock value.The components of the Nightmare King had some outlier issues and I won’t really even consider them in my overall impressions of this thing. The burger patty was overcooked and dried out. The crispy chicken fillet was glued to the burger patty by a slice of American cheese. Add in the bacon (plenty of it) and there’s no mystery the Nightmare King ended up being one of the saltiest fast food sandwiches I’ve ever had. Some mayo provided a creamy texture contrast and the mild bite of raw white onion rings assisted in breaking up the flavor melding.At a price of $7.49, the Nightmare King is a terrible value. The green bun is just for the visuals and it’s not worth the price of a large combo meal.I obviously didn’t enjoy the Nightmare King. Yes there’s value in fast food gimmicks and I’ve always been a sucker for them, but this sandwich could’ve been so much better without having the burger/chicken/bacon combo. The green bun could sell on its own in a sandwich half this size and half the price.
Pros: Novelty of a green bun. No horse. No goat. No sheep.
Cons: Super salty. Low quality for fast food standards. Expensive.
Grubbing on-the-go: 5.50/10
Overall GrubGrade: 3.50/10
More Info: bk.com
Nutrition info: 1020 calories, 65 grams of fat, 20 grams of saturated fat, 1890 milligrams of sodium, 60 grams of carbs, 2 grams of fiber, 7 grams of sugar, 51 grams of protein.