Burger King Has New Menu Items: We Try Them
|All photos by Laine Doss|
|BK's new chicken Philly cheese steak|
The fast food giant has gotten rid of the creepy plastic king mascot (good idea), started delivery service (great idea), and added a plethora of new food items like kung pao sauce, chicken nuggets (yes, this is technically new for the "King"), molten fudge bites, and a chicken Philly cheese sandwich.
The items haven't been launched nationwide yet. Miami is a test-market city, so we receive these goodies before much of the country.
You may recall that BK tested several items in 2012, including a fruit smoothie (surprisingly good), sweet potato fries (also good), and a bacon/hot fudge/caramel sundae (both a hit and a miss).
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How do these new items fare? In the name of science, we tried them. And yes, we understand that this is fast food and not DB Bistro Moderne. But a buck's a buck and you still have to get taste and value for your dollar. Here's what we found:
The cheese didn't have the nuttiness of Swiss, and the guacamole (the avocado part) was tasteless. But, somehow, Burger King does right by bacon.
Verdict: Skip this and opt for a regular bacon cheeseburger.