Finally, Burger King has put a pause on releasing a slew of new items with every changing season. Burger King released some new items recently, but this time it was just two items instead of 15. Available for a limited-time only is the French Fry Burger, and the Buffalo Chicken Strips. The Buffalo Chicken Strips come in an order of three or five with choice of dipping sauce (ranch suggested). I purchased the three piece order for an overpriced $3.99.
How Does It Taste?
Burger King’s regular Chicken Strips are actually very good. I tried them when they first came out and saw that they were a definite improvement over the company’s previous chicken efforts. With that being said, I had high hopes for Burger King’s Buffalo Chicken Strips. Unfortunately I was more than let down.
The Buffalo Chicken Strips look normal enough, but looks can be deceiving, especially in the fast food business. The chicken strips felt pretty hard, and yet were dripping with sauce. After taking a bite of one of the Buffalo Chicken Strips, I’d estimate that about 100% of the first bite was all crunchy breading. Willing to give the Buffalo Chicken Strips another shot, the second bite actually contained a small amount of chicken.
The Buffalo Chicken Strips had virtually no taste to them. Other than the ridiculously vinegary sauce, the chicken strips were tasteless. I couldn’t even taste the ranch that I dipped them into. Vinegar lovers may like these, but lovers of true buffalo sauce will be disappointed.
The other thing that was weird about the chicken strips was their consistency. Burger King isn’t exactly known for the consistency in quality of their food, and that definitely holds true here. Two of my chicken strips were rock hard while the third one was quite mushy. It might have been mushy because it actually contained a reasonable amount of chicken versus the other two, but that’s pretty inexcusable when the three chicken strips cost $4.
I’m a fan of Burger King Chicken Strips and buffalo sauce, but the Buffalo Chicken Strips did a disservice to both. Burger King was hurting this year in sales, and the Buffalo Chicken Strips probably won’t improve their performance much. Overall this was a very unpleasant eating experience and I recommend avoiding these.
Burger King’s Chicken Strips are buffalo sauce covered chicken strips that look and sound delicious, but in reality they taste terrible. The only discernible flavor is vinegar, and two of the chicken strips were rock hard and seemed to consist of mostly breading. One chicken strip contained a decent amount of chicken, but it was mushy and still tasted like nothing but vinegar. Overall these were a huge fail.
What I liked: Chicken on the inside was alright
What I didn’t like: Very inconsistent pieces (some crunchy, some mushy), way too tangy, tasteless other than the sauce, not worth the terrible nutrition facts, overpriced
Burger King Buffalo Chicken Strips (3-piece)
Calories from Fat: 340
Total Fat: 38g
Sat. Fat: 7g
Trans Fat: 0.5g
Dietary Fiber: 1g