Review: Big King XL from Burger King

For those of you who read our Big King review from 2013, I’m sure you had a good laugh at the thick bread centerpiece.  Luckily, Burger King has improved upon the mediocre with the new Big King XL.
Burger King describes their Big King XL like this:

Big King XL Sandwich features more than 1/2 lb of flame-grilled 100% beef, topped with American cheese, sliced onions, zesty pickles, crisp lettuce and our special Stacker sauce all on a toasted sesame bun.

While some of the negatives from the Big King carry over to the Big King XL, the extra beef and the absence of the extra bread make the Big King XL a far superior burger.The negatives that carry over from original to the XL are the familiar cast of pathetic characters.  It wouldn’t be a Burger King review without a mention of the poor produce.  The “crisp” lettuce and sliced onions make little impact.  With the extra beef included in the XL, the flaws of the lettuce and onions are less noticeable… at least the four pickle slices were decent.  With two flame-grilled beef patties clocking in at over a half pound of beef, plus a generous amount of American cheese topping each, the Big King XL packs a flavorful punch of salty and smoky cut with some tangy sweetness from the creamy signature Stacker sauce.  The Big King XL is inspired by the McDonald’s Big Mac and is above and beyond a better burger… I can’t say the same for the original Big King vs the Big Mac.
At a price of $5.99 for the burger alone, the Big King XL is definitely no stellar fast food value.  With that said, the value still manages to be OK because it features over a half pound of beef.  It’s a hefty burger that is sure to fill up most appetites without the need for extras.  As always, it’s a tough call to suggest a six dollar burger when BK’s value menu is deep enough to give you the option to buy four smaller burgers for around the same cost.I’m surprised that I enjoyed the Big King XL enough to consider actually making a repeat purchase.  It’s not without flaws, but it’s a big fast food sandwich that holds together well and focuses on the strong presence of beef, cheese and sauce.

Pros: It's a beast of a burger. Stacker sauce. No third bun.

Cons: Six bucks for the burger alone. Quality of the lettuce and onions

Taste: 8.25/10
Value: 5.75/10
Grubbing on-the-go: 7.50/10
Price: $5.99

Overall GrubGrade: 7.75/10

More Info: bk.com
Nutrition Facts:
Nutrition info:
980 calories, 63 grams of fat, 27 grams of saturated fat, 1660 milligrams of sodium, 51 grams of carbs, 2 grams of fiber, 11 grams of sugar, 56 grams of protein

16 comments on “Review: Big King XL from Burger King

  1. BBB says:

    Totally agree with this review. I have tried most if not all of their new burger offerings and I would definitely get this one again. The only other one I got again was the bacon king. Solid 8/10 from me.

  2. Dagrappler says:

    Unlike the previous review, this one is minus the middle bun. I wonder if anyone who had it with the 3rd bun has tried it now and can compare which one is better?

  3. Aquita "Troll" Moron says:

    Ryan: Aquita whatever Morman trolls every post you put up here. Stop approving it’s posts. And it doesn’t take much to realize how offensive that troll really is.

    • Enough Already says:

      I COMPLETELY AGREE! It’s getting really old, and really undermines your page. Please stop approving the posts.

    • Micheal Creech says:

      I actually thought they were somewhat entertaining. Stupid, predictable, but somewhat entertaining. If you were offended by those posts then you are the reason everyone gets a participation trophy now.

    • Robert says:

      Agreed. Not funny, legit racist, please stop whatever dude living in his mom’s basement is trying to get a reaction.

  4. Michael says:

    Yay, a review. The main reason i come/came here for. Sounds like i want to try it.

  5. Bubbsy says:

    I see this picture and I’m reminded of something that seems unique to BK – I understand that most fast food joints use iceberg lettuce instead of proper lettuce, no complaints, I like the crunch. But the lettuce on BK’s sandwiches…. it’s always mostly chopped chunks of the colorless flavorless core of the head of lettuce. Maybe that’s just been my experience. Seems like they should shred it into strips (like a Big Mac) or even use whole leaves (like at Wendy’s).

  6. Don L. says:

    Wow, I may give this a shot today, it may be too big of a sanwich to eat at work. This could make me sleepy at work after consumption.

  7. Sandy says:

    I never go to BK but this sounds really, really good! Thanks for the review Ryan! 🙂

  8. Anonymouse says:

    When I saw the last picture in this review, I thought I was looking at a size comparison between the Big King XL and the normal Big King.

  9. Hari Paheenis says:

    Michael Jackson ouiji-boarded me: said he tried the X after boinking Casper The Friendly Ghost. Says the burger is ot “sesh-ual”

  10. Ryan D says:

    I swear that they soak the lettuce in hot grease before they put it on their burgers.

  11. al rod says:

    wendys double delue is just as goood.half lb or a lil more for less then 7 bucs.. good balance of salt to calories..thisisnt bad for watu get..and its all about the pattie.. over half a lb is better then wat most chains offer.. otherwise wat is the point of u dont do it right.. i would toss out the onins and dont ever put mayoon mybun.. get t ur way.. a nice slaw of crispy onion slaw and hot sauce.. ur set.. def will be getting this maybe in a few months.. to much salt lately

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