Burger King Texas Crunchy Whopper

Review of Burger King Route 66 Roadtrip Texas Crunchy Whopper

Website: http://burgerking.co.uk/

What they say:

Yeehaw! Everything’s bigger and better in Texas, especially our new and extra tasty Texas Crunchy Whopper®. Topped with our exclusive potato rosti the crunch is not to be missed. Not forgetting the bacon, cheese and irresistible BBQ sauce for that real Western flavour of course.

Price: £4.59 for the burger only.

Calories: 973 kcal.

The latest promotion from Burger King UK is the Route 66 Roadtrip, news first brought to us by Burger Lad®.

It consists of a promotional Whopper, Steakhouse and Tendercrisp. The first I’m having is the Texas Crunchy Whopper. The selection of these names is often a bit odd but in this case it’s quite reasonable. The crunchy comes from the large potato rosti and the Texas presumably from the barbecue flavour.

Burger King Texas Crunchy Whopper
BK promotional picture…

At £4.59 (or £6.29 for the regular meal) it’s not the cheapest at BK, but when I got it, it certainly wasn’t small either. It’s really big actually, and at just short of 1,000 calories, it’s more even than the double Whopper.

The large circular rosti in the middle also made the fries rather redundant, and the whole thing looked pretty well like the marketing pictured.

Anyway, when I sat down with my tray, I was quite impressed. A neat promotional box with the name of the promo and the three individual burgers in it.

Burger King Texas Crunchy Whopper
Route 66 Roadtrip…

Opening it up, I saw a burger with a lot of toppings. The bun and the patty were BK’s standard- doing the job adequately. The patty is quite substantial, with an above average circumference.

What distinguishes this from a bacon cheeseburger with BBQ is the rosti. Shaped into a circle of much the same circumference as the patty, it is the stand out feature and I must say that it’s good. It’s definitely crunchy and has a fluffy potato taste in the middle. Not overpowering and works well with the BBQ flavours. It’s a well-chosen gimmick.

Burger King Texas Crunchy Whopper
First look at the 973 calorie Whopper…

Two large slices of tomato were removed. They looked ok, fresh, but I just don’t like them. There was lettuce, doing much what lettuce always does – practically nothing. Not BK’s fault, that’s just lettuce.

The crunchy texture from the rosti was further emphasised by the bacon on the top. Small pieces but definitely noticeable and added a small punch to both texture and taste.

Burger King Texas Crunchy Whopper
The rosti is the stand out feature…

That brings me to the cheese – a standard floppy slice, but as is so often the case with fast food – it hasn’t had a chance to melt. Melted cheese is always better on a burger so there must be a way of allowing for that. As I said, this is not an issue unique to this burger.

I liked the taste throughout. The bun, especially the top half, disintegrated a bit toward the end, but that and the cheese are the only minor gripes here.

Burger King Texas Crunchy Whopper
The Burger King Texas Crunchy Whopper…

Honestly, I can’t fault it. It’s a good well thought-out promo burger and even the rosti gimmick works well.

I’d recommend you go and try one while it’s still around.

Burger King Texas Crunchy Whopper
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2 thoughts on “Burger King Texas Crunchy Whopper

  • 26th January 2015 at 7:01 pm
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    I so nearly got this the other day, but hadn't had chance to read your review, so went for the usual customised XL Bacon double cheese instead.

     
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  • 25th February 2016 at 5:33 pm
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    Just polished one of these off – have to say I was very impressed. Flavour wise as you say it was excellent if a little hard to keep together – the bun simply can't contain the weight of everything that's in there. If you are prepared to have a shower after you finish this there isn't a downside – unless you don't want to literally weigh a kilo more afterwards as this burger must be pretty much a kilo in weight!

    Texture wise the rosti wasn't as crispy as it could have been I suppose by the time it had sat in the middle of the other ingredients but this didn't take away from the great mix of flavours that kept me chomping into every bite with enthusiasm right until the end. The addition of the bbq sauce worked really well in the setting of a whopper, which suffers from not being vinegary enough normally as it just has salad and mayonnaise despite being one of the best high street burger chain offerings.

     
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