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Review: Burger King’s Buffalo Chicken Strips

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 Buffalo Chicken Strips

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.

Burger King Buffalo Chicken Strips

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.

Burger King Buffalo Chicken Strips

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.

Overview

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.

The Score

Taste: 4/10
Presentation: 7.5/10

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

Nutrition Facts

Burger King Buffalo Chicken Strips (3-piece)
Calories: 540
Calories from Fat: 340
Total Fat: 38g
Sat. Fat: 7g
Trans Fat: 0.5g
Cholesterol: 40mg
Sodium: 2330mg
Carbs: 36g
Dietary Fiber: 1g
Sugars: 2g
Protein: 15g

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Taylor Tamblin

Taylor is a food lover, rock guitar player, programmer, and runs the fast food review website Man Reviews Food.

6 Comments

  1. In the pics, these look good to me. I haven’t been to BK in years and it seems everytime I read a review about one of their new products, it’s always negative. I’m old enough to remember when they actually cooked their burgers in the restaurants on a conveyor belt with flames.

    • They still do. Its called a broiler. Makes horrible burgers that taste like propane IMO. I work there and have worked at McDonalds before. Mcds burgers are far superior in taste.
      On a side note, I have to say this review is disappointing, as are most of your reviews. Are you ordering these items fresh when reviewing them to give them a fair shake or are you chancing just ordering them normal and assuming your local restaurants’ quality is up to standards? Many fast food restaurants vary WIDELY in quality and are not indicative of intended or probable quality across the spectrum of franchise locations. You should do two separate reviews of each product, one ordered fresh and one that is ready-made to compare possible taste differential as well as possible maximum potential. Just saying. Personally I like the BCS. The sauce is very much comparable to franks red hot buffalo style dipping sauce and is manufactured by Ken’s if u wish do furer research. So your assessment of this lacking in supposed standardly known taste of buffalo flavor is absurd…its pretty much the industry standard.

      PS I thought your spicy original chicken sandwich review was much closer to a fair and honest review.

      • Thanks for the comment. I always enjoy constructive criticism.
        I generally just order them normally as any consumer would, although, to be fair, I generally order the items during busier hours which should up the chance of the item being fresh.
        There are pros and cons to ordering “fresh” versus the standard procedure. One pro could be for anyone that orders these items and then drives them home, my reviews will generally highlight what is to be expected in this scenario, but I agree fully that standards can be vastly different between restaurants of the same chain. Thanks again for the comment John.

  2. This review is spot on. These were terrible! I don’t recommend them at all. Mine were very hard….and tasteless. I’m not a happy camper… And the meal was almost $8.

  3. I agree they do taste like vinegar and you can’t taste the ranch. I had some that were dry looking and I asked for more sauce. The sauce had too much vinegar and the strips didn’t taste done. I threw them away and I wished that I hadn’t ate it all

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