KFC Christmas Gravy Burger
KFC Christmas Gravy Burger Review:
Price: £6.99 for a Box Meal.
KFC have launched the new Christmas Gravy Burger (or Gravy Burger for short) and it is available from Monday 16th November until the end of 2020.
I’m assuming you can get the Gravy Burger “A La Carte” but the main option is a Box Meal costing £6.99 enabling you to sample it with 1 Mini Fillet, 2 Hot Wings or 1 Piece of Original Chicken.
This is a new “Christmassy” burger from KFC and supersedes [the] Colonel’s Christmas Burger (2016) which then became the Festive Burger in 2019.
The main USP of the Christmas Gravy Burger is… the GRAVY and the marketing hype that has accompanied this new build features a gravy-boat cupped hash brown which has “been made to be filled with lashings of your Gravy side”.
Typical isn’t it – KFC releasing a messy burger when you can’t sit in their restaurants to take photos. Back in the car it is then… be like the old days.
Prior to the release of the Christmas Gravy Burger, I saw some people online commenting that “you can already do this… just buy a Fillet Tower burger and pour the gravy on.”
There is no denying you could do that – but that would be missing one vital element of the Gravy Burger and that is the Gravynnaise.
To recap, this burger features “an Original Recipe fillet burger, teamed with creamy Gravynnaise, cheese & topped with a cupped hash brown.”
Combining gravy and mayonnaise is (IMO) an unholy alliance and dipping a few of the chips/fries in the separate Gravynnaise pot confirms this is a big no from me.
The taste/flavour is an odd one which I am struggling to really put into words – an initial hit of savoury which then turns to creaminess on your palate. You’ll have to go out and try it for yourself.
Perhaps the commentator about the Fillet Tower and side of gravy was also onto something…
This is where it gets confusing. I actually really liked the Christmas Gravy Burger – you’ve got that trademark OR fillet which always tastes better accompanied by a hash brown.
I guess what I am trying to say is that dipping into the Gravynnaise on its own I’m not a fan, but when combined with the rest of the ingredients (and of course some additional gravy) is that makes this quite an enjoyable LTO from The Colonel.
You’ve got to wonder about the combination of cheese and gravy too… but appreciate that is a staple combination in some parts of the UK.
There is no denying whatsoever this is stodge of the highest degree.
A word of warning – when I went through the drive-thru they handed me a paper bag with my Box Meal in it but the actual box is flipped on its side so expect some obvious “burger slide” when you open yours.
Burger slide… I said it would be like the old days.
Surprisingly, I still thought the burger looked impressive when I opened the clamshell – even more so after a quick tidy for the photos.
I don’t need to go into any details regarding the rest of the Gravy Burger Box Meal – what does concern me is just how many calories I must have just consumed.
It’s got to be in the 1,200 region I would say (as of writing, no nutritional information is available).
A bigger concern is that yesterday, I had a Double Spicy Quarter Pounder and this Wednesday (obviously) the Double Big Mac.
That really is living life in the Fast Food Lane.
The Christmas Gravy Burger is certainly worth a try while it is on-sale and combining chicken and gravy on a burger is a certain no-brainer and was expected, considering KFC registered the term ‘gravynnaise’ back in November 2019.
It’s not massively innovative or extremely tasty but overall, a decent LTO and a “bit of fun” pouring your gravy on it.
If gravy at KFC is your thing, you can also get a Gravy Triple Bucket (£18.99) or Gravy Double Bucket for £15.99 (with either 6 Mini Fillets or 8 Hot Wings) – prices always subject to variation.
At £6.99, the Box Meal offers value for money (apart from the chips/fries) but for me, this is a “one and done.”
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