Burger King Smokey Baconnaise Angus

Review of Burger King Smokey Baconnaise Angus

What they say:

An Angus XT patty is topped with four slices of bacon and a Smokey Baconnaise sauce with tomatoes and cheese, all sandwiched between a tasty brioche bun.

Price: £5.19.

Calories: 840 kcal.

We reported on the launch of the new Bacon Feast promotion at Burger King before the likes of The Sun, Metro, Joe.co.uk etc – anyone remember when tabloids and “lifestyle” sites reported on LTO at McDonald’s, BK or KFC before the BURGER LAD® website came along?

The hero of the Bacon Feast is the Smokey Baconnaise Angus.

Burger King Smokey Baconnaise Angus

We were invited to Gloucester BK on the day of launch, but we didn’t get any preferential treatment. We have the option of getting our expenses paid back, and as of writing this hasn’t been done yet. Either way, this has no impact on our impartial analysis.

It was messy inside this particular Burger King – I’d say this is more the fault of the customers than the restaurant staff. Either way it was off-putting.

After a bit of a wait, we got our Smokey Baconnaise Angus and Smokey Baconnaise Tendercrisp.

Now high street burgers rarely look like their promotional imagery counterparts but this certainly didn’t look as impressive.

Burger King Smokey Baconnaise Angus

On the build, you’ve got a brioche bun, Angus patty, Baconnaise, fresh tomato, cheese and four rashers of bacon.

I’m pleased to report back that the Baconnaise is extremely good.

OK it’s not ground-breaking. GBK have been doing it for years, and even KFC brought it to the masses a few months ago on their Original Recipe Stacker.

The BK version is nice. Very nice. I’d describe it as a strong, creamy, Frazzles-like taste. I’d recommend visiting Burger King alone just to try this.

Burger King Smokey Baconnaise Angus

The Angus patty was alright. Quite dry.

There are four rashers of bacon on the Smokey Baconnaise Angus but they are pretty small. I’d say it is more like getting two normal sized rashers of bacon as opposed to four.

We found the heel of the bun quite soggy and the crown was bordering on dry which was a shame. The Baconnaise did help counter the dryness of the patty and bun though.

Burger King Smokey Baconnaise Angus

Oh, fresh tomato. Why do you have to make your presence known in the Bacon Feast promo? It really adds nothing to proceedings and I would love a BK promo to run that doesn’t feature the obligatory burger topping.

To be fair, I didn’t really notice it. It was fairly inoffensive, but I would have traded it for pickles in a shot.

Overall, it’s a fairly decent burger from The King and Co.

I’ve seen some comments on social media proclaiming it to be the best BK burger ever. But I wouldn’t go that far.

It’s got a great “bacony” flavour throughout which is spoilt by the inclusion of fresh tomato. It very much reminded me of a Bacon Double Cheese XL but with a brioche bun and sauce. But that sauce is recommended.

The Smokey Baconnaise Tendercrisp is a carbon copy of its beef cousin except for the chicken.

I actually preferred the Tendercrisp to the Angus patty. Oddly, the Baconnaise doesn’t feel so prominent on here compared to the Angus. It doesn’t touch the Ciabatta Chicken Tendercrisp for enjoyment levels though.

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I don’t know what is going on at Burger King at the moment. As of writing, the website is still not updated with the Bacon Feast promo and they’ve not been active on Twitter since Boxing Day 2016.

The “inclusion” of the Bacon Double Cheese XL in this promo and lack of a Whopper smells of laziness, even if it is with a hint of bacon.

The Smokey Baconnaise Angus is a fairly respectable high street offering and is worth sampling alone for the creamy but strong Baconnaise.

At £5 and over it really is asking a lot from the consumer. You’ll notice it probably won’t be advertised as extensively as say the Bacon Clubhouse Double or Louisiana Dirty Burger.

BK seem to be more than happy to promote their budget menu instead of the main promotions like you or I look forward to so much.

Common BK… you can do better.

Burger Lad®

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

Smokey Baconnaise Angus

£5.19
Smokey Baconnaise Angus
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Taste

8/10

    Look

    6/10

      Price

      6/10

        Hot

        • Baconnaise

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        • Tomato
        • Dry patty
         
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        2 thoughts on “Burger King Smokey Baconnaise Angus

        • 18th April 2017 at 9:36 pm
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          Literally no reason to have tomato on this other than to make it less like the bacon double cheese xl (still the best BK burger), I want to try the baconnaise though. If I feel like not eating anything else that day I might get both the beef and chicken burgers and put the beef, chicken and double bacon, cheese and sauce inside one of the buns. Now that sounds like a burger.

           
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        • 6th May 2017 at 8:15 pm
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          Having sampled both of these in recent weeks due to being stuck at locations where BK was the only restaurant in the building and needing a quick meal (removing the tomato as I dislike them as much as the reviewers here do) I have to agree with most of this review. The chicken burger was better than the beef, the baconnaise was nice, the bacon wasn’t really, the chicken patty was surprisingly good and the beef patty surprisingly bad. In fact while eating it I was reminded of the £1 microwave burgers I used to eat a few times a month at uni. It wasn’t as bad as those but was similarly bland and artificial. Where’s the flame grilled taste they are meant to be known for? The Bacon Double Cheese XL is a far better product just because the beef patties are so much better. Finally, am I late to the party on this or has Burger King become ridiculously expensive recently? Even though I really enjoyed the chicken burger a large meal came to almost £9 – once i realised this it was too late but it just made me wish there was a KFC near where I was. At least BK’s fries are decent where KFC’s are almost worthless, but I came for a decent fast food burger and while i got it I also felt ripped off. Can’t see myself returning for a long time.

           
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