Burger King Ultimate Breakfast Sandwich Review
Ultimate Breakfast Sandwich:
What they say:
A true breakfast favourite. A sausage patty, crispy bacon and fluffy egg altogether in a brioche bun. Served with your choice of ketchup or brown sauce.
Calories: 533 kcal.
What is the ultimate cure for the ultimate gin hangover? The Burger King Ultimate Breakfast Sandwich of course!
It’s a relatively new addition to the BK breakfast menu, and as part of my campaign to review more at Burger King, I thought I would take it for a taste test drive.
The Ultimate Breakfast Sandwich is priced at £3.29 individually or you can get it with a drink for £3.79 – adding Hash Browns will set you back an additional 99p.
It’s not too dissimilar in price to that high street champion, the Double Sausage & Egg McMuffin (meal) but how does it compare?
There is no denying that this is a mighty big sandwich/burger! It looks decent enough and comes packed with ingredients you would expect on a breakfast menu item.
You can have it your way… obviously. And choose between ketchup, brown or no sauce – I’m a HP man so opted for that, but disappointingly there wasn’t much of it on this build.
I found the lack of sauce ironic, considering how liberally BK are when adding mayo to their burger buns. Towards the end of the Ultimate Breakfast Sandwich it was getting a bit dry on the throat.
The brioche is really sweet. Really sweet. I don’t believe I had ever noticed just how sweet they are but this almost becomes the universal flavour of the Ultimate. On reflection, I would prefer this on a regular seeded bun.
Biting in, the slightly herby pork patty is good. IMO, not as great as the Sausage McMuffin but respectable and I’m glad to have sampled it finally.
I didn’t care for the bacon on this – it wasn’t crispy which is pretty standard for fast food chains. But it wasn’t back bacon either, so this definitely lost points for the Ultimate Breakfast Sandwich.
The egg isn’t like you’d get on a McDonald’s breakfast muffin either – this is more elongated and natural looking. It was good though! Fluffy as it should be but again, not sure it matches the brilliance of the McDonald’s egg.
Burger King’s Ultimate Breakfast Sandwich is an alright breakfast filler. I’m not completely sold on it, but at the same time it is not terrible or abysmal. It’s just got a true fast food icon it is going up against.
I definitely found it to be a semi-sweet, dry affair and it is crying out for cheese to be included on it. That would probably help the dryness issue.
With some improved bacon, more sauce and ditching the brioche would definitely transform this into a more enjoyable experience.
I certainly wouldn’t call it “ultimate” either, as that pretty much sets it up for a fall (see Ultimate Supreme), but if you are curious and passing BK, this might be worth a try if you did fancy an alternative to the Sausage and Egg McMuffin.
If Burger King and McDonald’s were side-by-side and I had to pick an item for breakfast, I would have to admit that nine times out of ten I would opt for The Golden Arches. Hangover or not.