Fast Food Review: Onion Rings from Burger King

I’ve always been a fan of onion rings. There’s something about the crispy exterior and the sweet, tender onion inside that just hits the spot for me. So, when I found myself standing in front of a

As an avid onion ring enthusiast, I’ve sampled this crispy delight from various places, each with their unique batter recipes, crispiness, and size. Burger King, a fast-food giant that’s practically ubiquitous, was my latest stop.

Their onion rings are relatively small, and if they aren’t piping hot, they lose some of their crispiness. But the beauty of it is, with the recipe I’ve discovered, I can now recreate Burger King’s onion rings at home, adjusting the size to my liking and ensuring they’re always served hot.

King, my curiosity got the better of me. I decided to give their onion rings a try.

The Order

Onion Rings from Burger King 2

Burger King describes their onion rings as “hot and crispy, the perfect round, tasty treat for plunging into zesty dipping sauce.” I ordered a medium-sized portion, which according to the Burger King nutrition facts I found online, contains about 410 calories, 21 grams of fat, and 5 grams of protein.

The First Bite

As I bit into the first onion ring, I was met with a crunch. The breading was indeed crispy, but it was also quite thick. The onion inside was soft, but it didn’t have the natural sweetness I was expecting. Instead, it tasted more like an onion-flavored paste. It was clear that these weren’t your traditional onion rings made from whole onion slices. Instead, they seemed to be made from a batter containing diced onions shaped into a ring.

The Dipping Sauce

sauce and onion rings

Burger King offers a variety of dipping sauces, including Zesty Onion Ring Sauce, BBQ, and Honey Mustard. I opted for the Zesty Onion Ring Sauce, which had a tangy, horseradish-like flavor. While the sauce added a nice kick, it couldn’t mask the fact that the onion rings themselves lacked a genuine onion flavor.

The Verdict

Rodeo Cheeseburger

Burger King’s onion rings are far from the best I’ve had. The thick breading and lack of real onion flavor were disappointing. However, they do have one redeeming quality. They work incredibly well as a topping on the Rodeo Cheeseburger, a plain cheeseburger topped with BBQ sauce and onion rings. The combination of the burger, BBQ sauce, and onion rings somehow just works.

The Bottom Line

Rodeo Cheeseburger and onion rings

  • Taste: The onion rings lack a genuine onion flavor and are dominated by their thick breading. However, they work well as a topping on the Rodeo Cheeseburger.
  • Value: At $1.39 for a value menu size, they’re reasonably priced. But given the quality, I wouldn’t say they’re a great deal.
  • Nutrition: A medium portion contains 410 calories and 21 grams of fat, which is quite high for a side dish.
  • Overall: If you’re a fan of onion rings, you might find Burger King’s version disappointing. But if you’re ordering a Rodeo Cheeseburger, they make a great addition.

In conclusion, while Burger King’s onion rings might not stand up to scrutiny on their own, they do have their place as a complement to other menu items. Just don’t go in expecting a gourmet onion ring experience.