Review of Burger King’s Three Pepper Angus
What they say:
Pep things up with the 3 Pepper Angus: 100% Flame Grilled Fully Certified Aberdeen Angus Beef, Creamy Peppercorn sauce, spicy coated Pepper strips and, if that ‘aint peppery enough for you, all topped with Pepperjack cheese.
Price: £4.99 for the burger only, £6.49 as part of a meal.
Calories: 827 kcal, 1,253 kcal for the meal.
After the horsemeat scandal in January Burger King re-released their Angus range in June. Better late than never, Burger Lad® decided to get in on the act and try out the Three Pepper Angus. Having got myself on the McWanted list recently I was looking forward to trying the peppery promotional product from The King and Co.
I cannot work out why their website has not been updated to include the range but their Facebook page has.
|The latest Burger King Angus range…|
The first mistake I made was leaving it until late July to go and try it out – I walked into the busy restaurant to find a whole host of kids because of the school holidays. The trouble is that BK seems to want to have a skeleton crew as there were just four employees and only one of them making the burgers. Plus people were ordering their new range of frappés, fusions and other gelato-related gip which appeared to require a lot of manual faff.
In fact, it was close to 20 whole minutes from walking in to getting my burger. And that was only with about 6 people in front of me! Not good enough BK…
|100% guaranteed beef…|
Anyway I finally scored my latest burger hit and took it away moaning about the long wait. The Three Pepper came in a promotional Angus box and I chuckled at the “guaranteed beef” statement. Opening the box the burger was wrapped in an additional wrapper which I’d not seen before. But it had been put together rather nicely – no wonder the queues were so big!
|The Burger King Three Pepper Angus…|
I took my first, expectant bite and got a hit of that creamy, peppery sauce. It’s not as strong as a traditional peppercorn sauce but I liked it quite a bit and went in for another taste. The pepper strips gave a bit of a crispy kick as well. I could have sworn one had onion in but there were definitely green and red peppers there too.
|A creamy, peppery taste…|
This burger did not last long but I made sure to break off a bit of protruding patty to try on its own. It was pretty disappointing and lacked that flame grilled taste I expect of a BK patty and was fairly dry. Mixed amongst the sauce though you don’t really notice it and the lettuce was very fresh and crunchy.I think a bit of raw onion would have been a welcome addition on this Angus adventure.
I am sad to report that I didn’t really pick up much of distinct flavour from the cheese but it probably contributed to the peppery taste of the sauce. I also liked the buns they use on the Angus range, they are very apt at coping with their tasty interiors.
|Do you want a shake with that lifting the lid shot…?|
Overall this was a pretty impressive offering from BK with a good variety of texture and flavour.
Despite the patty dryness the individual components fused well together to make for an enjoyable limited time offer. At £4.99 it is a very expensive High Street burger and weighing in at a whopping 827 calories you probably should save this for a one-off occasion! As I finished it I heard a voice in my head saying “think of the calories” which made me smile inwardly.
I anticipate this being around for a while yet as Burger King don’t seem to change their promotional products often (or update their website).More staff next time please BK during a busy lunchtime! With that let us take one last look at the Three Pepper Angus, again apologies for the pictures.
|At 827 calories this is my first and last…|