REVIEW: BK Toppers (Deluxe, Mushroom and Swiss, & Western BBQ)

Written by | October 9, 2011

Topics: 4 Rating, 7 Rating, 8 Rating, Burger King, Fast Food

Deluxe BK Topper

Burger King loves coming up with product names that end with -er as much as I love watching Maru the Cat videos on YouTube. First, there was the Whopper. Then, Burger King released the Stacker. And now, there’s the Topper.

BK Toppers come in three varieties:

Deluxe – American cheese, lettuce, onions, pickles and Stacker sauce.

Mushroom and Swiss – Mushrooms, Swiss cheese and Griller sauce.

Western BBQ – Onion rings, American cheese and Sweet Baby Ray’s Spicy BBQ sauce.

All come with a 3.2-ounce beef patty, cheese, and a sesame seed bun.

Mushroom and Swiss BK Topper

If you find yourself having to choose one because you lack the funds to buy two or three, I’d suggest avoiding the Mushroom and Swiss one. Its mushroom flavor is definitely strong. It made my mouth taste like I just tried to get rid of a bag of psychedelic mushrooms by eating them while cops break into my bathroom, which has a toilet clogged from trying to flush my weed stash, hence the reason why I’m eating all those mushrooms. But what makes this burger the least appealing of the three is the Griller sauce. I have no idea what Griller sauce is, but whatever it is, it makes the burger a bit too salty. It’s as if I’m French kissing a mermaid.

Update: The new BK Chef’s Choice Burger also has the same sauce and I enjoyed it, so it’s pretty much the mushrooms that ruin this burger. Sorry, grill sauce.

Because my mind is like the World Book Encyclopedia of fast food, the first thing I noticed about the Deluxe and Western BBQ BK Toppers is that they both have ingredients similar to past Burger King burgers. As Grub Grade points out in their review, the Western BBQ BK Topper is basically a Burger King Rodeo Cheeseburger. As for the Deluxe BK Topper, it sounds like a smaller version of the discontinued BK Big King.

Western BBQ BK Topper

Anyhoo, unlike the Mushroom and Swiss BK Topper, both the Deluxe and Western BBQ BK Toppers were worth the $2.49 I paid for each of them. So it’ll be worth the $1.99 you’ll probably pay because you don’t live on a rock in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.

If you enjoy the tangy, Thousand Island dressing flavor of a Big Mac, you’ll like the Deluxe BK Topper. The pickles and onions are larger than what you’ll find in a Big Mac, but it’s almost as messy as a Big Mac. It’s a tasty burger, but I have to say the Western BBQ BK Topper tops it. (Tops. Get it? I. Am. Lame.)

The BBQ sauce sets the Western BBQ BK Topper apart from the others. According to this article, Burger King is using Sweet Baby Ray’s Spicy BBQ sauce. While tasty, I wouldn’t consider the sauce to be spicy hot. However, the sauce’s flavor made me wish it came in Costco-sized tubs so that I could dunk the Mushroom and Swiss BK Topper into it to make it taste better. The onion rings gave the burger a little crunch and a bit of onion flavor that complimented the beef patty and BBQ sauce.

Overall, the BK Toppers are a pleasant addition to the Burger King menu. Well, the Deluxe and Western BBQ ones, but two out of three ain’t bad.

BK Toppers Innards

(Nutrition Facts – Deluxe – 420 calories, 26 grams of fat, 9 grams of saturated fat, 1 gram of trans fat, 55 milligrams of cholesterol, 820 milligrams of sodium, 30 grams of carbohydrates, 7 grams of sugar, 15 grams of protein. Mushroom and Swiss – 410 calories, 27 grams of fat, 9 grams of saturated fat, 1 gram of trans fat, 55 milligrams of cholesterol, 850 milligrams of sodium, 27 grams of carbohydrates, 4 grams of sugar, 16 grams of protein. Western BBQ – 400 calories, 23 grams of fat, 9 grams of saturated fat, 1 gram of trans fat, 50 milligrams of cholesterol, 720 milligrams of sodium, 39 grams of carbohydrates, 10 grams of sugar, 16 grams of protein.)

Item: REVIEW: BK Toppers (Deluxe, Mushroom and Swiss, & Western BBQ)
Price: $2.49 each
Size: N/A
Purchased at: Burger King
Rating: 7 out of 10 (Deluxe)
Rating: 4 out of 10 (Mushroom and Swiss)
Rating: 8 out of 10 (Western BBQ)
Pros: Western BBQ BK Topper is damn tasty. Deluxe BK Topper is tasty. Thick patties. BBQ sauce is pretty good. Inexpensive. Even more inexpensive if you get to pay the $1.99 price. Maru the Cat.
Cons: Mushroom and Swiss is the worst. Griller sauce is salty. Available for a limited time. Weed clogged toilets. Deluxe is kind of messy. Having to eat a bag of psychedelic mushrooms before the cops get you.






8 Comments For This Post I'd Love to Hear Yours!

  1. Rodzilla says:

    So Western BBQ Topper or JintheB Outlaw?

  2. Liz says:

    “It’s as if I’m French kissing a mermaid”…just brilliant

  3. Matt says:

    Sweet baby rays does in fact come in a Costco sized tub.

    http://www.samsclub.com/sams/shop/product.jsp?productId=132559

  4. ALRUI says:

    Calling any fast food burger patty “beef” is an insult to cows everywhere!

  5. Treen says:

    Man, I sure do miss the BK Big King. That was my go to fast food burger in college. Now I’ll have to try the deluxe to see how it compares.

  6. The name would imply that these are upgrades to an otherwise topping-free, plain burger that costs less (like adding a CD player to your base model car), or that I could add such a “Topper” to my Whopper. I don’t think this is the case, but I haven’t been to a Burger King since I wanted to buy novelty Star Trek glasses a couple of years ago.

    Wait, so… they’re just three different kinds of cheap burgers? Just different stuff piled on top of the same meat pile? Hm.

  7. Jesse says:

    Western burger is not as good as Carl’s Jr. No bacon, too much BBQ sauce

  8. Some guy says:

    I just got a mushroom/swiss Topper at BK for lunch on an ‘impulse buy’ and it was pretty terrible. I didn’t realize it was a smaller/value sized burger (I guess I don’t watch enough TV). That’s forgivible, but the burger tasted really bad. The sauce and cheese melted together and tasted like weird chemicals. I generally like BK burgers though I don’t go too often (maybe 5 or 10 times a year?) but this was a real dissapointement. I see you rate it the worst of the three, but I’m afraid to try any of the other two. I will just get a Whopper next time.



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