Burger King is back at it again, mashing up foods that we like. You may remember Dustin’s review of the Mac n’ Cheetos. This time they decided to crossbreed a Whopper with a burrito. The Frankenstein of a meal that resulted is the Whopperrito. Let’s take a look at it.
Dustin hasn’t been able to find the whopperrito, so I figured I’d walk you down this edition of food mash-ups brought to us by Burger King. It was a Thursday morning and I was dealing with fixing a bunch of problems at work. That is how it goes some days. This day, I felt the need for something other than leftovers for lunch. So, my co-worker and I ventured out to Burger King, hoping to find the Mac n’ Cheetos and expecting only to find the Whopperrito.
We were right, there was no Mac n’ Cheetos at the Burger King. But we were still in an adventurous mood, so we both got a Whopperrito. He got the meal and I just got the sandwich (that Is what the cashier called it, despite it being a burrito). We sat down with our burger place burritos and prepared ourselves. At first bite, we both knew it was a little disappointing.
My first bite initially reminded me of the beef in a Taco Bell burrito. As I ate more, it was clear that it was really just the Whopper patty chopped up and heavily seasoned. The seasoning isn’t quite the same as what is used at Taco Bell. It tasted a bit like that, but a bit like it had hamburger seasoning in it as well. Overall, the meat in the Whopperrito was ok, but nothing to write home about.
Now, let us talk about the rest of the Whopperrito. Unimpressive. A lot of lettuce, and it is the generic “meh” lettuce of a chain burger place. It wasn’t really cut up finely enough to belong in a burrito. There were pickles and tomatoes, and according to the website, there is a queso in there. I didn’t taste anything that really tasted like queso. Must have been a truly bland queso. Oh, and the tortilla. It was a standard tortilla. Probably a shade worse than a Taco Bell tortilla.
Now, after getting back to the office and letting the Whopperrito sit in my stomach for about twenty minutes, I began to feel rather sluggish. The fast food lethargy hit me and I was forced to evaluate the meal as worth it or not. Honestly, I do regret trying it as opposed to trying something else somewhere else. Maybe next time we’ll hit up Arby’s to see if they know how to make a gyro of note.
My overall opinion is that the Whopperrito is a poorly executed gimmick. The Halloween Whopper was more interesting and satisfying despite the negative side effects (use Google if you don’t know). I’ve debated on whether I would rank this as a try once for the heck of it, but I have honestly landed on recommending that you skip it. Put the $3.50 into some other terrible fast food that is at least satisfying.