Review of Burger King Fiery BBQ Double XL
What they say:
Two 100% British and Irish burgers topped with melted cheese, smokey bacon, crispy onions, lettuce and fiery BBQ sauce on a toasted brioche bun.
Price: £5.49 for the burger only.
Calories: 1,050 kcal.
The second of BK’s Summer BBQ line-up is one of two beef offerings and on paper is a very similar build to the Cajun Chicken Tendercrisp.
Swap the chicken for two beef patties, use a different sauce & leave out the tomato and bob’s your uncle.
The great thing about this is that I get yet another burger with those crispy onions!
This is quite pricey though. One criticism I often here of BK’s menu is that it is a bit expensive, especially compared to McDonald’s, but the more expensive burgers do tend to be bigger, and there are the King Deals, so pound for pound they are probably in the same ballpark. Ish.
The Fiery BBQ Double XL is a big burger for over a fiver. There’s no getting around either of those things. The size of it is reflected in the calorie count, too.
After the disappointing Cajun sauce on the last one, I was a little wary of the fiery BBQ sauce here. BBQ sauce is rarely a choice I’d make, because it’s so often over-sweet and overbearing. This one, however, is supposed to be “fiery” so it might make a difference.
Biting in, ahhhh that classic comforting BK flame beef flavour embossed in oodles of cheese. The core of this and so many burgers on the menu is what keep me coming back, even more so than any of the more exciting promotional burgers.
Again, they’ve used brioche here, and it does enhance the experience, especially visually but also in the texture.
Opening the wrap, it’s the smell that hit me first though – there’s a very unique smell here – a mix of the classic BK flame grilling and whatever is in the fiery BBQ sauce. Intriguing.
Getting stuck into this frankly massive burger, my first reaction was disappointment as there was no fire whatsoever.
Classic BBQ flavour for sure, but no heat. I did recalibrate this opinion as I went on though, because the fiery aspect was a slow build, and was substantially noticeable by the end.
This is not a super-hot burger by any stretch. Sure, there’s a heat to the sauce, but it’s well within what I’d describe as manageable by normal people.
The sauce was sweet though, and if it weren’t for that slow build heat keeping it interesting, I’d place it on the periphery the types of BBQ sauce that tend to put me off.
Rounding things off, we had bacon and lettuce, neither of which made a tremendous impression due to the strength of the sauce.
So there you have it, the Fiery BBQ Double XL – definitely fiery if you have patience, and definitely XL.