REVIEW: Burger King Avocado & Swiss Whopper

Written by | January 4, 2013

Topics: 8 Rating, Burger King, Fast Food

Burger King Avocado and Swiss Whopper

Aioli.

It looks like it could be the Hawaiian word for “maybe,” but ‘a’ole.

However, if you watch Food Network cooking shows or call yourself a “foodie” and have more pictures of food you’ve made/eaten than pictures of your children, you know what aioli is. If not, let me explain what aioli is…after I Google it because I have no idea what it is.

According to the first search result, aioli is a creamy French sauce made using lemon juice, eggs, garlic, and olive oil. Oooh, fancy! Aioli is also an ingredient found in Burger King’s new Avocado & Swiss Whopper. Oooh, fancy! Along with an avocado aioli, the limited time only Whopper features a beef patty, bacon, Swiss cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, and an avocado spread on a sesame seed bun.

Hey! Wait a minute!

That’s sound awfully similar to Burger King’s California Whopper, which also has a beef patty, bacon, Swiss cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, and an avocado spread (guacamole) on a sesame seed bun. However, while many of the ingredients are the same, the Avocado & Swiss Whopper is a much better tasting burger.

Burger King Avocado and Swiss Whopper Top

The thin beef patty, pale lettuce, tomatoes, and sesame seed bun that make up most of the sandwich didn’t provide any surprises since it’s the same stuff you’d find on a regular Whopper. Also, much like the guacamole in the California Whopper, the avocado spread in the Avocado & Swiss Whopper didn’t have much flavor and it seemed like it was there mostly as glue to keep the lettuce and bacon from falling out.

Speaking of the bacon, it was smoky, thick-ish, and somewhat crisp. It was pretty good fast food bacon, but the amount in the sandwich was less than a slice of bacon fried at home, which wasn’t enough to cover half the burger. As for the Swiss, it surprisingly added some cheesy flavor to the sandwich that doesn’t get lost under all the other ingredients.

Burger King Avocado and Swiss Whopper Side

But, again, what makes this burger special is the avocado aioli, which sounds like an ingredient you’d find on a sandwich from an upscale burger joint or on a Whopper from a European Burger King. The sauce was pleasantly zesty and its flavor reminded me of hot dog relish. It gives the Avocado & Swiss Whopper a unique flavor that makes the sandwich one of my favorite Whopper varieties of all time.

* ‘a’ole is the Hawaiian word for “no”

(Nutrition Facts – 730 calories, 350 calories from fat, 39 grams of fat, 15 grams of saturated fat, 1 gram of trans fat, 100 milligrams of cholesterol, 1510 milligrams of sodium, 58 grams of carbohydrates, 5 grams of fiber, 10 grams of sugar, and 38 grams of protein.)

Item: Burger King Avocado & Swiss Whopper
Purchased Price: $6.69 (sandwich only)
Size: N/A
Purchased at: Burger King
Rating: 8 out of 10
Pros: Wonderful limited time only Whopper. Tasty avocado aioli. Unique flavor. Good bacon. Avocado keeps lettuce and bacon from falling out. Getting to use a Hawaiian word in a review, which I hope I spelled correctly. Google.
Cons: Avocado spread didn’t have much flavor. Pricey. Not enough bacon. Putting everything you eat on Instagram. Thin beef patty. Some folks won’t like the avocado aioli.






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

  1. I gotta admit I was stunned this got a review. Burger King has had so many swings and misses with their Whopper variation as of late I thought this was going to be another big miss. Glad to see they stepped their game up.

  2. Joe says:

    $6.69? That’s RIDICIOULUS – even for Hawaii. It’s a fairly good burger though ($4.49 at my BK)

    Nitrogeneration)

  3. Karen says:

    Was doing a Google search for the Avocado Swiss Whopper nutrition value. The 1st 3 results were from this site but had different links. In the small preview on the search there were 3 different nutritional values but when I clicked on each one it only came to this article which doesn’t mention dietary fiber at all even though it did show in all the search results with different numbers. Now I am confused

    • Joe says:

      I looked on the official nutrition PDF for Burger King and it showed 5 grams of fiber (5 for the regular, 3 for the Jr.)

      • Karen says:

        Thank you but the Avocado Swiss Whopper was not listed on the PDF. I did find the other nutritional information on the page introducing the burger but the fiber wasn’t listed.I know that the avocados & cheese should add extra fiber from the regular Whopper & the Whopper Jr. My main confusion was the search results showing several different values in the preview but not on the site.

        • Marvo says:

          The nutritional info for the Avocado Swiss Whopper and the other new products are listed on the last page of the Nutritional Information PDF.

  4. ben says:

    i am still disappointed they took out the Angry Whopper, that was one that i enjoyed quite a bit. as for this.. i’m not a big fan of avocado, but i might try the avocado swiss whopper jr just cuz of your review.

  5. icecycle66 says:

    Aioli is mayonnaise with shit in it.

  6. Song says:

    I bought the meal that consist of

    small drink
    small fries
    Sandwitch

    I paid only $7.11 with tax..

    The price tag $6.99 is wrong!

  7. Anonymous says:

    I tried this today. Worst burger ever.

  8. Kim says:

    Rockport Texas Burger King 361-790-5557 # 17558 I will no longer eat at this location. Just arrived after menu change. 10:35 ordered a whopper jr. w/cheese and 4 pc nuggets. Once at window set for another 19 mins. Very slow service. Sandwich raw partially frozen meat patty, no mayo or cheese. This is the 3rd time my meat was bloody/raw in the last 2-3 weeks. Diet TIME



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