Review: Angriest Whopper from Burger King

I went into reviewing the new Angriest Whopper from Burger King with a couple of things in mind.  My first thought was, “Only Burger King can pull off a colored bun” and I guess that’s not a stretch considering last year’s A.1. Halloween Whopper.  My second thought was, “If a black bun makes green, what will a red bun make?”.  It’s hard to not have a sense of humor about the novelty Burger King is bringing to the American fast food market.Angriest WhopperBurger King’s new Angriest Whopper consists of a flame-grilled beef patty, thick-cut bacon, American cheese, iceberg lettuce, tomatoes, angry onion petals, jalapenos, mayonnaise and spicy angry sauce between a red bun that has hot sauce baked in.  If it isn’t that great, it will at least be interesting.Angriest WhopperThe flame-grilled beef patty of standard Whopper-sized sandwiches is hefty enough to be a passable “big” fast food burger.  I found the thick-cut bacon to be underwhelming and limp, but it seemed like a fluke because BK’s bacon is oddly inconsistent in its texture. I really think I just got a bad helping of the bacon. American cheese was an odd choice considering that there are spicy cheeses out there that would seem like obvious candidates to make the cut.  There were enough spicy ingredients in the Angriest Whopper to make me think it wasn’t the worst thing in the world to go with American cheese over something like pepper jack.Angriest WhopperThe Angriest Whopper gets its name from all the spicy ingredients, but what makes me most angry is Burger King’s lettuce (who didn’t see that coming?).  It seems like that sorry excuse for produce makes its way into too many Burger King products.  If I didn’t notice the lettuce in a Burger King sandwich I’d likely put it in the “Pros:” category at the end of this review.  There are two slices of tomato that were small, but decent and helped give the burger some moisture beyond just the angry sauce.  The angry sauce is a little runny, but actually pretty flavorful with some spicy sweetness and it saved the burger from being a disappointment.  Along with the angry sauce, there were four pickled jalapeno pieces that provided an extra kick of sour and spice.  My favorite part of the Angriest Whopper would have to be the angry onion petals and I would love to see them offered as a side item along with a thicker angry sauce dip.  Although the fried angry onion petals suffered texture problems (unnecessary mayo mixing with the angry sauce), they still held up better than expected and they’re sized right.Angriest WhopperThe wrapper says “I SURVIVED THE ANGRY WHOPPER” and I’m not sure if I’m supposed to take that as victory over a spicy burger or just living to say the very unnatural looking red bun didn’t kill me with chemicals.  There’s hot sauce baked into the bun, but it didn’t stand out much for me.  At a price of $5.89 for the burger alone and $8.19 for the small combo, the Angriest Whopper is one of the most expensive fast food items I’ve ever purchased.  For the novelty of a burger with a red bun, closing in on 6 bucks is a lot to ask.  I’ll begrudgingly pay extra for a fast food product with ingredients on the “premium” side of the scale and the Angriest Whopper just doesn’t fit in that category for me.Angriest WhopperI was surprised at how much better the Angriest Whopper turned out since the whole colored-bun thing started off with such a whimper last Halloween.  In the end, the Angriest Whopper just made me more angry at Burger King for the super high price and slipping in useless ingredients that just end up taking away some impact from the ingredients that matter.

Pros: Angry sauce and angry onion petals. Novelty of a red bun. Fair amount of spicy ingredients, but not at all overwhelming.

Cons: Expensive. Premium price without premium ingredients. Hot sauce baked into the bun lacked impact. A couple of unnecessary ingredients.

Taste: 6.25/10
Value: 4.00/10
Grubbing on-the-go: 5.50/10
Price: $5.89

Overall GrubGrade: 5.75/10

More Info: bk.com
Nutrition Facts:
830 calories, 51 grams of fat, 17 grams of saturated fat, 1530 milligrams of sodium, 59 grams of carbs, 115 milligrams of cholesterol, 17 grams of sugar, 34 grams of protein

25 comments on “Review: Angriest Whopper from Burger King

  1. Steve says:

    Awwww…. i was gonna get this then i decided ill just get the angry sauce recipe and some fried onions and make a better burger… maybe get a Whataburger. Thanks for the reviews sir! Much appreciated heads up!

  2. Aww man I was looking forward to this as a guy that loves BK vs McDees. I will still give it a shot even though my expectations arent so high. Please follow up with the “end” color if there is one 😉

  3. mike says:

    whats up is that mmmlicious sauce they put on it plus of course the bun itself

  4. Justin ST says:

    Six dollars? Are they insane? Someone needs to tell BK they’re not Five Guys.

  5. Jonathan Wayne says:

    This just looks sad and $6 is just insane, they have lost their minds. How soon before we get a poop color update?

  6. TheWarden says:

    Entertainment value of Angriest Whopper review: 3 out of 10
    Entertainment value of bowel movement review: 7 out of 10

  7. Jacob Fry says:

    Had one yesterday. No noticeable changes in poop color after about 28 hours.

  8. Ben Wilson says:

    Wow,,,,comments about what charge for their sandwiches. I don’t believe no body holding an gun on you buy the sandwich. That’s like some charging $10 for a bottle of water and making you pay for it. Just walk AWAY!!!

    • rodney says:

      Yeah, but as I’m walking away, I can still comment to the people around me that the guy is nuts for charging $10.00 for a bottle of water. This is a forum for discussing fast food specials, price is part of that, not sure why you’re so upset.

  9. Britney says:

    I just tried this, and I thought it was decent. I love jalapenos on my burgers, so that was a plus. I also really liked the sauce that it was on it. They decided to give me my burger without the onion petals though, which I’m quite disappointed about. I would probably get it again, but it is a bit pricey like you said.

  10. Rusty Shackleford says:

    Sauce was the best part for me, albeit runny. I didn’t have many onion petals so I couldn’t even enjoy that like you did. Bun seemed to dwarf the sandwich more than a normal whopper. I had about two bites where I got all the ingredients where I enjoyed this thing, and that’s coming from someone that likes BK. wish I had tried the philly steak long burger instead of this overpriced radioactive looking burger. Oh well, at least jalapeños and red dye will make my crap interesting tomorrow.

  11. kevin k says:

    I agree with the American cheese choice. Why would they choose that over pepper jack? Swap out the American cheese for pepper jack, put a normal bun on it instead of the gimmicky red bun, and lower the price by a dollar or two and I’m sold. Oh yea, that’s the original Angry Whopper that I loved. 🙁

  12. BigBelly says:

    I’m going to pass on this one, just like the Halloween version

    Wienerschnitzel just sent out a mailer with a new “Blazin’ menu”
    Also some new tater tot thingys called “Loaded poTaters”

  13. alnen says:

    i ate 3 of this for lunch today and i could of ate a 4th! but i got the new philly burger instead for my 4th and it was worse then this. this is really good i might have to visit bk more often now!

    side note ask for sesty sauce on the side and put a bit on the burger its like horseradish and really makes the whole thing.

    • Matt says:

      Uhhhhhhhhhh…………… I understand that this is fast food and not meant to be nutritious…but you just took 8 years off your life……

  14. Kj says:

    I work at burger king and I don’t recommend the food at all. Its horrible period. And the color bun is scary. Hot sauce and what else is in it.

  15. Brett says:

    I agree with the praise for the angry onions. When i spent some time in Australia, I would always get them as a side item at Hungry Jacks where they have been a permanent menu item for many years. Never understood why BK has yet to put them on the menu over here?

  16. Mikelarry says:

    I tried tha angriest whopper on 3/31/16 and I thought it was kind of delicious but not really all that spice I would say more like a sweet and sour not say I would not get another because between the sweet and sour and the Lil spice it delicious try a double whopper for my rate I give it a 8

  17. Kevin says:

    Okay BEN WILSON, people can complain about the price and still not buy it. Geez. People have the right to voice their opinion if they do not agree with the price.

    I hate the price and yes, I did buy it to try it. I wouldn’t pay $6.48 for the sandwich again, but it was a nice novelty item.

  18. phillytim says:

    This was delicious! I stopped by today to try it; you guys are right: the angry sauce & onion petals really make the sandwich. It was really cool to eat a pink bun; it’s a novelty color, I know, but it’s great to have something different once in a while.

    Hate the price, loved the Angriest Whopper. I’d probably get once more before their limited time is over.

  19. JJJ says:

    Finally tried this today. Mine had quite a few onions and Jalapenos and was actually fairly (for BK) spicy.

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