REVIEW: Burger King Angriest Whopper

Burger King Angriest Whopper

It was a Saturday, just like any other Saturday. I woke up, brushed my teeth, and got ready for the day. I read the newspaper and had a cup of coffee. I went for a morning run.

Eventually, I grew hungry for lunch. I got in my car, drove to the nearest restaurant, and placed my order. I paid the cashier and waited while my food was prepared. The cashier handed me a bag and I was on my way.

Once home, I sat down at my dinner table, bowed my head, and said a prayer.

“Dear almighty (Burger) King, please don’t let me end up in a Yahoo! article for whatever color this bright red bun turns my poo.”

Okay. Maybe it wasn’t just like any other Saturday.

In the Burger King family tree, the Angriest Whopper is the livid sibling of 2009’s Angry Whopper, and the extremely sunburned cousin of last year’s A.1. Halloween Whopper (which made headlines last year after customers reported that its black bun turned their poop green).

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As I unveiled the burger, I was greeted by an ominous proclamation: “I SURVIVED THE ANGRIEST WHOPPER.” So there’s a chance I might not survive this thing? Were my last words really going to be a prayer about the effects a fast food cheeseburger might have on my bowels? I will admit, as gimmicky as this burger seemed, I was intrigued to see whether it would live up to its spicy billing.

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The Angriest Whopper’s bun is very squishy. I certainly wouldn’t think of it as a “premium” bun used in similarly-priced burgers at other restaurants. The textures of the various ingredients are mostly similar, with some decent crunch from the lettuce and bacon. Having said that, the produce is what you would expect from Burger King—more functional (to provide some color and hold the components together) than attractive.

The tamer ingredients in the Angriest Whopper are decent. The bacon is crispy and provides a good meaty flavor. The patty itself has Burger King’s strong charbroiled taste, but it is relatively thin for its menu price and not at all juicy. The other two standard ingredients, the mayonnaise and American cheese, struck me as odd choices for this burger. The mayo adds little and actually seems to dull the other flavors. The American cheese is similarly underwhelming. I think Burger King missed a chance to use pepper jack cheese to add some heat.

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Now, the “spicy” ingredients. If this Whopper is Burger King’s definition of “Angriest,” I’d like to point them to my mother’s reaction when I stuffed a bag of Ritz Bitz in our VCR as a child. The only real heat comes from the four jalapeño slices, which are spicy and somewhat sour. I tried the bun separately, and if there is hot sauce baked in, I definitely couldn’t taste it. The angry onion petals are soggy and limp, but actually quite tasty. They reminded me of a slightly spicier version of Burger King’s onion rings. The angry sauce is undetectable for the most part. It seemed to have mixed with the mayo, and the little taste I could pick up was more sweet (almost like barbecue sauce) than spicy.

The Angriest Whopper is a decently flavorful sandwich, with a good amount of heat coming mostly from the jalapeños. But at $5.49 for just the burger, you’re basically paying for the novelty of the blindingly red bun. At a lower price and with a few recipe tweaks, however, this burger could be a heavy-hitter as one of Burger King’s regular offerings.

(Nutrition Facts – 830 calories, 51 grams of fat, 17 grams of saturated fat, 2 grams of trans fat, 115 milligrams of cholesterol, 1530 milligrams of sodium, 59 grams of carbohydrates, 0 grams of fiber, 17 grams of sugar, 34 grams of protein..)

Purchased Price: $5.49
Size: N/A
Purchased at: Burger King
Rating: 6 out of 10
Pros: Innovative ingredients. Onion petals and bacon provide great flavor. Decent heat from jalapeño slices. Managed to survive eating a fast food cheeseburger.
Cons: Lacks heat. Bun contains no flavor whatsoever. High price for one sandwich. Getting yelled at by your mom. Bathroom prayers.

19 thoughts on “REVIEW: Burger King Angriest Whopper

  1. I eagerly awaited the return of the Angry Whopper since it had been a while since we’ve seen it. I was really excited to try the Angriest Whopper, but like you, I was disappointed by its underwhelming heat. It seems like the angry sauce was much, much hotter on the Angry Whopper of yesteryear compared to today’s Angriest Whopper. I would have expected something hotter since the name BK gave this sandwich is contending that this is hotter than the Angry Whopper.

  2. The heat issue must be a store-specific thing. I picked up one last week and it was pretty damn warm, and I’m a glutton for spice. Still, the flavor was fantastic, but I’m with you, it’s still way too expensive for what it is.

  3. Can they make special food for central California down to the border, including Arizona and new Mexico? Our taste buds have changed (maybe these Mexicans are rubbing off on us white people?) but nothing is spicy or hot for us. Send this weak burger back east and watch them faint and fan themselves but we need a truly spicy item.

    1. I am an easterner as you so put it. French from France originally Try eating a homemade stirfry with seven scotch peppers in it darling and then we’ll be talking about spicy. Last time I was in San Fran and tried something “hot” it barely tickled the taste-buds.

  4. Had this last week also. I never tried the original Angry Whopper years ago so was super excited to try this one. They forgot my bacon but it was still delicious to me anyways. But I do agree it should be pepperjack cheese instead.

  5. Not sure if it’s because of a bad camera, or just bad lighting… but the tomato slice in the 3rd pic looks disgusting!

  6. I don’t think the original came with Mayo. That might be why it sucks compared to it. I’m going to get one without it.

  7. The bun killed this for me. It’s too sweet, dense and takes away from everything inside the sandwich. I loved the original Angry Whopper but the new bun was the wrong way to go. I would consider ordering this again on a regular bun.

  8. I got one today expecting to be spicy, it wasn’t. The one I got was sweeter then honey! Wish I had hot sauce just to make it spicy.

  9. I tried the angriest whopper, too, and I agree with what the writer says. The bun was underwhelming and the only heat came from 3 not 4 jalapenos on the bun. The meat could have had chili flakes added but didn’t. The cheese should have been pepper jack but was american. And the mayo should have been a spicy southwestern sauce but was only mayo. I loved the original angry whopper but this thing they call the angriest whopper was not even slightly pissed off. I will pass eating another one. My poop was red.

  10. Just had one; it was pretty okay. It was nowhere near as spicy as I expected. Pepperjack cheese is a good idea, but the habanero cheese from the Angry Whopper would have been an even better choice. IF I have another, I will delete the mayonnaise from the order.

  11. I tried this burger just now and after eating the whole thing I got 0% heat of any kind out of it lol. Overall as a burger it was good and tasted like a regular whopper. As far as any heat goes though it was nothing more than a joke though. The flamethrower burger from dq is faaar superior though. For anyone looking for a burger with decent heat then try one of those.

  12. This is the sweetest burger I’ve ever had, the bun seems to have been doused in sugar. And where is this angry sauce you’re talking about? I had to go back to the register to make sure they’d included everything in the burger, which they had! It’s definitely not a regional thing like people are suggesting here, I’m in Charlotte. I got the little spicy notes of the jalapenos but that was it. Couldn’t wait for this burger to come out but the disappointment is crushing, BK needs to got back to the drawing board with this one. It’s too sweet and definitely not “angriest”, barely spicy at all!

  13. Love love it and would love to see it as a regular choise, my grandson and I got 2 every Monday and every chance we got . Please bring them back real soon .

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