REVIEW: BK Veggie

Over the past few months, I’ve heard about the BK Veggie, but I’ve never seen one.

Every time I stepped into a Burger King, I would scan the bright yellow menu board looking for that elusive meatless sandwich, but just like the humor of Everyone Loves Raymond, I couldn’t see it.

I had a theory to the reason why I couldn’t find the BK Veggie. Perhaps being considered the black sheep of the menu kept it off, since it didn’t seem to provide the flame-broiled or deep-fried goodness that people expect when dining with The King.

I also thought it was sold only at participating restaurants, making the BK Veggie sort of an endangered species, like the Humpback Whale, Sea Otter, Komodo Dragon, and cassette tapes.

Eventually, I considered the BK Veggie a myth, like Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster, the Grafenberg spot, the Guns N’ Roses album Chinese Democracy, and Dr. Phil’s doctorate.

However, a few weeks ago my boss told me about her encounter with the BK Veggie.

“THE BK Veggie!!!” I said excitingly, like I was a spoiled, little 10-year-old boy getting a $300 iPod from his parents because it was the only way for them to shut him up about how everyone at school has an iPod except him, how he’s so uncool, and how he’ll probably die a virgin.

I had to clean my ears with Kenny G to make sure I heard her right. After she repeated herself, I couldn’t believe her, because during those months of searching for the BK Veggie, I taught myself to believe that it didn’t exist, like Santa Claus, true love, a beer that’s less filling and tastes great, and the duckbilled platypus.

Since she knew I had to see it to believe it, we went on a safari in her SUV to catch a glimpse of the elusive BK Veggie. We didn’t drive far before seeing possible signs of the meatless burger, like it being listed on the drive-thru menu for $2.99.

Fortunately, we were able to capture two of the BK Veggies. I thought we were going to just tag them and let them go back into the wild, but my boss said they were tasty. At the time, I was horrified by her comment, because I thought the BK Veggies were an endangered species. However, my boss ensured me that they weren’t, so I dug in.

I unwrapped the paper blanket that it was in and saw that it looked very much like its meat counterparts. It consisted of the typical sesame seed bun, green/white chopped lettuce, a tomato slice, mayonnaise, ketchup, and a Morningstar veggie patty.

After taking a bite of it, I began to understand why the BK Veggie wasn’t an endangered species. It wasn’t very good. Its taste was like the needles around a porcupine, keeping predators away. The combination of the Morningstar veggie patty, ketchup, and mayonnaise seemed to be much like the stinky spray that comes out of a skunk, preventing those higher on the food chain from attacking the BK Veggie.

I think another reason why the BK Veggie isn’t an endangered species is because it’s slimmer than other burgers, perhaps making it more agile, quick, and less filling. With 420 calories, 16 grams of fat, 2.5 grams of saturated fat, 7 grams of dietary fiber, and 23 grams of protein, it’s somewhat healthier than the more common and easier to catch Whopper.


Item: BK Veggie
Price: $2.99
Purchased at: Burger King
Rating: 4 out of 10
Pros: Veggie patty for veggie lovers. High in dietary fiber and protein. Low saturated fat. It’s not an endangered species. Komodo Dragons.
Cons: A little pricey for the size of it. Just like Britney and K-Fed, ketchup and mayonnaise don’t make a good couple with this sandwich. More sodium than a Whopper. My excessive use of lists in this review. Watching, listening, or being around Dr. Phil. Dying a virgin.

29 thoughts on “REVIEW: BK Veggie

  1. I love the BK Veggie!

    The BK Veggie, at least where I live, is just a morningstar farms veggie burge that come four in a pack for $1.98.
    They’re good if you microwave them for about 45 seconds, instead of 60… that just dries it all the way out.

    Oooh, I could eat one every day. 10/5 stars from KT. :)

  2. Hey Matt

    Why don’t you tell us more about the cooking procedures of other BK products, so that I know what else NOT to eat.

  3. For the Chicken Fries which come in 6, 9, or 12 piece. They get cooked and they just sit out on the counter top until someone orders them. Then we take how many they want and then deep fry them again so they are double worse for you and then we serve them to you nice and hot.

    The grilled chicken for the salads are cooked and chopped up and stored in the fridge. Then when an order comes up we take it and microwave it for 29 seconds.

    Anything else anyone wants to know about BK?

  4. L’il E – I tend to prefer Boca burger stuff over Morningstar Farms stuff. Also I remember Whataburger, although I’ve never been to one. I remember seeing a commercial a long time ago. That orange W is easy to remember.

    Muneer – I wish I could hunt for wild Scientologists.

    Jess – Remember to order it the way YOU want it, with extra everything.

    Chuck – I make my omelets in butter, they taste better than my Pam cooking spray omelets.

    Gia on Guam – That tomato slice was frickin’ Miracle Gro huge.

    Anna – I think BK wants to be the home of the whopper tomato slices.

    skibs – Oh, go try BK Extreme Spicy Tendercrisp sandwich. It’s good.

    Abi – Did you have dog named Rontu?

    Al – Well not all veggie burgers are bad. I’ve had some good ones over the years, but they all weren’t at some fast food joint.

    Karen – Yeah, the mayo probably ruined it…or perhaps it was the giant tomato slice.

    Barb – Yes, I know. It’s hard to believe he has a Ph.D., but what is hard to believe is that his Ph.D. isn’t in the field of Making People Feel Stupid and Scaring People.

    klew – Now that sounds like a bad veggie burger.

    Domokun – If the g-spot was the size of the tomato slice, I could spend all day there.

  5. Webmiztris – I like the number 69. Heh. Heh. I’m so immature. :-(

    jenn – No, you must go with the Triple Whopper!

    Wednesday – Sorry, had to look up Quorn in Wikipedia. Well if someone does make a Quorn product, I’ll definitely try it and review it.

    DaDead – My boss is not my groupie. Other readers though…

    Rylan – Ask for a salad without bacon and if they don’t comply, call them pigs.

    Lord Jezo – I prefer the Boca burgers I’ve gotten from the frozen food section over the BK Veggie. Even the Gardenburgers are better tasting.

    Matt – I think eating two BK Veggies kind of defeats the purpose of eating them. They’re supposed to be healthier, but if someone eats two, it’s not so healthy anymore. It’s like salad, by itself, it’s healthy. But add a creamy fatty Ranch dressing and it’s not so healthy anymore.

    KT – Hey, you can’t rate things 10 ouf of 5. Overrating causes a rip in the time space continuum. ;-)

    FatYoli – I’d really like to see some hot quorn. Where can I buy some hot quorn?

    thedvs01 – Oh man, I might never eat at BK again.

    Matt – I’m glad the salads aren’t flame-broiled.

    skibs – …and they look like fried tampons.

  6. I like the BK Veggie a lot, so your review was surprising. However, I ask for no mayo. The mayo ruins it. Sometimes I get extra ketchup and a cheese slice added.

    The former BK Veggie patty (which was by Yves, the same company that makes McDonalds’ McVeggie patty) wasn’t as good. The new soy ones are much better. They have a good balance of soy and vegetables.

    As for the Morningstar Farms patty, it’s NOT the same as the ones you can buy at the supermarket. It was specially formulated for this product.

  7. Christina – I guess I should ask for the BK Veggie my way. I shall give it another try without the mayo.

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