One of Burger King’s latest creations (and believe me, there are a lot of them) is a new Turkey Burger. Burger King’s Turkey Burger seems to have been created as competition for Carl’s Jr.’s well received line of turkey burgers. This is only the second fast food chain I know of that is offering turkey burgers. I’m glad that the chain is branching out a little, but I doubt this will be a permanent menu item, which will ultimately leave Carl’s Jr. as the lone retailer of fast food turkey burgers again. The Burger King Turkey Burger features a turkey patty, lettuce, tomato, red onions, mayo, and ketchup all on an artisan-style bun. I picked up one of the new turkey burgers for $3.99.
How Does it Taste?
When it comes to turkey burgers, one thing always comes to mind: rubbery patties. I’m all for healthier sandwich choices, but this is the primary reason I opt for a grilled chicken sandwich over a turkey burger. So does the Burger King Turkey Burger suffer from this same problem? Thankfully, no.
The patty on Burger King’s new turkey burger is interesting because although on the outside it is a bit stiff, while eating it the turkey patty was easily broken apart. The turkey burger from Carl’s Jr. is a bit tougher than this one. The patty on Burger King’s Turkey Burger tasted vaguely like turkey, but it was hard to tell due to the rest of the ingredients on the sandwich. It tasted about what you would expect a turkey burger to taste like if you are familiar with them. I have no complaints about the taste of the turkey burger.
So the turkey patty passed the test when it came to not being a piece of rubber, and it proved to have an acceptable taste to it, but how did the rest of the sandwich fare? The artisan-style bun immediately caught my attention before I began devouring the sandwich. The bun has these funny little lines through it and it looked a lot more appetizing than most of the buns offered by Burger King. The bun was soft and had a nice flavor to it. It made the turkey burger much more appetizing.
They don’t mention that the Turkey Burger has ketchup on it on the Burger King website, but they should. This thing was leaking ketchup everywhere. I even got two nice red lines down my white shirt where the ketchup spilled out of my sandwich. This should have been called the Turkey and Ketchup Burger.
Burger King’s turkey burger uses red onions. I’m not really a fan of raw onions, but I went ahead and tried the sandwich in its suggested form. There were about three rings of red onions on my turkey burger which proved to be far too many, so I had to pull them all – the onion flavor was just too strong.
Burger King’s Turkey Burger proves to be a solid attempt at a turkey burger. I enjoyed the nice bun and the turkey patty itself was fairly tasty. If I had to choose between BK’s turkey burger and Carl’s Jr.’s turkey burger I would probably choose Burger King’s due to the fact that it was slightly moister and I actually enjoyed the amount of ketchup on the turkey burger. I would definitely take the Jalapeno Turkey Burger over this one, though.
Pros: While turkey doesn’t come to mind, it had a good flavor, wasn’t dry, better for you than most of Burger King’s sandwiches, artisan-style bun
Cons: Red onions, tons of ketchup
Other Turkey Burger reviews:
The Impulsive Buy
Calories from Fat: 240
Total Fat: 26g
Sat. Fat: 5g
Trans Fat: 0g