The Burger King Bacon Sundae is a little disappointing.
Oh, it’s tasty and you’ll gobble it up hard, like you’re a sugar monster, but it’s disappointing because after all the artificially-flavored bacon products I’ve tried over the years, I kind of miss the fear I had with each and every bite as I tried to consume them.
Well, the ten grams of saturated fat and 61 grams of sugar this sundae contains evokes fear, but I’m sad there’s nothing unnatural tasting about it that made me pause every time I put it near my mouth.
There aren’t any cerebral alarms going off to warn me. There isn’t an angel on one shoulder telling me not to do it and a devil on the other shoulder yelling at me, “Eat it, you pussy!”
Burger King went the safe route and just put chopped bits and a slice of their new thick hardwood smoked bacon on top of chocolate fudge, caramel, and their vanilla soft serve. There’s no bacon-flavored syrup, no sprinkling of Bacon Salt, and there isn’t even a cup shaped like a pig’s snout that I can wear on my face when I walk out of a Burger King and yell, “OINK! OINK! OINK!”
The Burger King Bacon Sundae comes with what I estimate to be two slices of bacon — one chopped up and the other sticking out of the vanilla soft serve like a bacon tombstone. Oh, when I say, “slices,” I mean Burger King slices which are shorter than the slices you would get if you threw some bacon into a pan. Two slices may not seem like a lot, but there’s enough bacon to have a little bit in every spoonful. The bacon wasn’t what I would call crispy. Perhaps hardened would be a better adjective.
I don’t think the bacon adds much of a pork or smoky flavor, instead it’s more salty, and I thought it went well with the gooey chocolate fudge and caramel. However, if I scooped up too much of the sweet sauces, which there were a lot of, they totally porkblocked any bacon flavor from my taste buds.
Burger King does a good job creating the coveted sweet and salty combination with its bacon sundae. Although bacon is the dessert’s special ingredient, its flavor is relegated to the background, which might disappoint hardcore bacon lovers. It’s a really nice treat, but my masochistic taste buds wish Burger King went way over the top with its bacon flavor.
Perhaps BK should’ve added a dollop of Baconnaise.
Thanks to TIB reader Stephen for demanding the Burger King Bacon Sundae be reviewed.
(Nutrition Facts – 510 calories, 18 grams of fat, 10 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 40 milligrams of cholesterol, 670 milligrams of sodium, 75 grams of carbohydrates, 1 gram of fiber, 61 grams of sugar, and 15 grams of protein.)
Item: Burger King Bacon Sundae
Purchased at: Burger King
Rating: 7 out of 10
Pros: Tasty. Nice combo of sweet and salty. Lots of bacon. Nice sized sundae. Lots of chocolate fudge and caramel. Subdued pork flavor will make this appealing to more eaters. Thank goodness, no Baconnaise.
Cons: Doesn’t come in a cup shaped like a pig’s snout. Bacon flavor is muted. Might be disappointing if you’re a bacon lover. Probably not the best thing to eat, health wise, after consuming a BK combo meal. Being pork blocked.