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.

Taste: 3.75/10
Value: 2.25/10
Grubbing on-the-go: 5.50/10
Price: $7.49

Overall GrubGrade: 3.50/10

More Info:
Nutrition Facts:
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.

16 comments on “Review: Nightmare King from Burger King

  1. B says:

    Glad youre back!

  2. Anne Sutton says:

    Looks like your dog may disagree with your review! He/she looks to be drooling at the sight of the triple meat fest. Maybe BK can use it as a primer for St. Patricks Day? Looks like they got the green bun right. Just tweak the rest.

  3. Bobby says:

    Hope things are going better for you. Welcome back!

  4. thetentman says:

    Thanks for saving me the gas. Now to return the favor the Wendy’s S’Awesome burger is nothing to write home about. There is nothing outstanding or even noteworthy here. Stick with the Baconater.

  5. A says:

    Those patties look like they should have been thrown out! Is your BK usually that bad?

  6. JLust10 says:

    Yeah, don’t feel too bad, you’re not alone. Ironically, I’ve been going through some stuff of my own in the last few months, and like you explained it, it’s a nightmare. But we all get through it. If you believe in good, and happiness, and light beyond the tunnel, we will all be fine. Very good review by the way (never liked Burger King anyway just like you). You keep up the good work. This is one of the best websites I know and I read it everyday. I love fast food a lot, and I agree with most of your reviews and the things that you say. Thank you.

  7. Joel says:

    Glad you’re back! missed the reviews. Now does this bun give one the same problems that the black bun gave?

  8. Jon says:

    I had one today. It was a bacon whopper minus most of the veggies with a fried chicken breast. It wasn’t overcooked at all and it wasn’t super salty. I think you got a bad sandwich. The hamburger bun had a slightly different texture and taste. It’s an indulgence maybe once twice a year to eat something like this. But I really thought it was good.

  9. Becca says:

    Glad you’re back! I’m so sorry things have been rough for you.

  10. Robert says:

    Hey, Ryan, nice to hear from you again. Sending good vibes your way.

  11. Steve says:

    The question is, why are people looking at their poop at all lol.

  12. GGfan says:

    Love reading your reviews and wish you well with whatever you are dealing with.

  13. J says:

    Good to have you back, your site is such a great resource for all fast food folks.
    Things will get better, be well.

  14. AW says:

    Thank you for coming back! I’m hoping everything works out for you irl. You’ll pull through!

  15. Sandy says:

    Hang in there Ryan! I missed your reviews, sooooo glad your back and props to you for trying this latest BK disasater! Take care…..

  16. Mark says:

    Glad your back!! Love reading your reviews!! Hope your living nightmares ends so we can see more reviews on here.

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