Burger King's California Whopper is Neither New Nor Healthy

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The California Whopper: Green and mean, but not lean.
Ever since Burger King dethroned their totally-creepy mascot, we've been wondering what's the next move for the Miami-based fast-food giant. Here's a, like, totally rad hint at the totally cool sandwich that BK is featuring, starting Monday -- the California Whopper.

According to an article in USA Today, the commercial launch of the California Whopper as campaign and sandwich might be Burger King's entry into the healthier food market.

Short Order did a little research and found that the California Whopper, made with guacamole, Swiss cheese and bacon, is neither new nor healthy.

While the California Whopper may be new to your friendly neighborhood Burger King on the corner, the sandwich has long been on Whopper Bar menus.

And if you're looking for a healthy adventure in eating, a trip to the "Golden State" might not be your best option. As stated on Burger King's nutritional information page, the California Whopper has 800 calories (510 calories from fat), 56 grams of fat (18 grams of saturated fat), and 1,400 milligrams of sodium.

Plus, it looks like the United States is late to the game, even in the mass-market arena, by the looks of this completely weird German commercial for the Cali Whopper we found. We never thought anything would make us want the creepy King back ... until this:



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Nobody
Nobody

frickin gross. this is not californian.. Guacamole is not a staple on everything in california. It is a side dish used for chips. Just like rap music is not what everyone likes in los angeeles. The music industry has gone to hell in los angeles, and now the food industry is following. Both are not real. Both are destroying america..

FatGuy420
FatGuy420

That burger looks good I will try it when I get the chance.

Princessl210
Princessl210

Quite possibly the grossest thing I've yet put in my mouth from Burger King. I thought I'd give this a try because I love guacamole burgers. Now I wish I had saved my money and gone to Jimmy Johns or somewhere that actually knows what cheese and guacamole are.

Jdonier
Jdonier

This burger or how they spell it at my local BK, buger should be called the California Wiper, the green stuff is just gross. 

Lisa
Lisa

800 calories?!? 56 grams of fat?? Do you eat it or apply it directly to your ass?

Thechowfather
Thechowfather

Wow you actually had to do research to know that. Burger King Whopper wasn't healthy? And wasted even more time posting about it. What the heck is wrong with you?

Hey Duran Duran maybe it's time to change careers editor boy

bbrrrrrr
bbrrrrrr

The California Whopper should be sprinkled with ganja and be made entirely of tofu.

Yak
Yak

Finally, Gourmet for the great unwashed...

Laine Doss
Laine Doss

Maybe it should be called a booger...

Jose D. Duran
Jose D. Duran

Why do they let old people on the interwebs?

Laine Doss
Laine Doss

Hi Chowfather!  Thanks for the shout out - it's always so good to know that you take time out from your obviously busy schedule to read every single thing I write...and then not only comment, but repost on Twitter!  Thanks again!

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