REVIEW: Burger King Molten Fudge Bites

Burger King Molten Fudge Bites Closeup

Is there something about chocolate and volcanoes that I should know about?

First, Domino’s came out with their Chocolate Lava Crunch Cake. Arby’s followed with the Chocolate Molten Lava Cake. Now, Burger King has new Molten Fudge Bites. Listen, fast food marketers. Volcanoes are scary. Just look at Pompeii.

Well, at least Burger King stayed away from the direct implications of lava. They describe their Molten Fudge Bites as “warm, bite-sized treats featuring a fudge-brownie outside and creamy molten chocolate filling on the inside. Served hot and finished off with a dusting of powdered sugar.”

Hey BK, you need to decide if these Bites are warm or hot. You can sugar coat it (sorry) all you want, but your own marketing has led me to believe that your Molten Fudge Bites want to squirt hot chocolate filling into my mouth that sticks like napalm and leaves me screaming and reeling around my house in agony.

Okay, so that’s not really true. I wasn’t afraid of these Molten Fudge Bites for two reasons: one, I’ve eaten a Hot Pocket straight out of the microwave before, so my mouth has already experienced the feeling of screaming-hot fillings fused to my tongue, and two, the only time a fast food item has actually burned my mouth has been either coffee or french fries, no matter their claims of warm or hot.

I also had this weird vision of the chocolate squirting into my mouth like the liquid center of a piece of Freshen-Up gum, which I couldn’t decide if I would like or hate.

Burger King Molten Fudge Bites

Coming in a group of four packaged in the paper sleeve usually reserved for sissy-sized french fries, these little guys were plump and about the size of a half-dollar. Nobody knows what a half-dollar looks like anymore, making this analogy completely worthless, so let’s just say they were the perfect size to bite in half, or shove the whole thing in your mouth if you have a giant maw.

I was pleasantly surprised to find that my Fudge Bites were, indeed, warm. I was more afraid they’d be cold as opposed to mouth-scorching hot. Each bite also had an aesthetically pleasing dusting of powdered sugar on it.

Burger King Molten Fudge Bites Inside

Upon biting one in half, my mouth was flooded with rich chocolate. I was surprised at the amount of layers Molten Fudge Bites had; the gooey inside dominated, filling my mouth with chocolate fudge that was very rich and not at all artificial-tasting. The outer “fudge-brownie” shell was pretty thin, and while the strength of the chocolate filling canceled out most of the shell’s taste, it added a surprising amount of crunch to compliment all that goo. I would liken it to the crunchy edge of a pan of brownies, which everyone knows is the best part, especially given the proliferation of “all edge” brownie pans now available.

Powdered sugar has a distinctive yet delicate flavor, and I found that if I popped a whole Fudge Bite into my mouth, you couldn’t detect the flavor at all, but if I bit a Bite in half, the sugar coated my lips, which made for a nice finishing flavor when I licked my lips. I would suggest that this is how you eat Molten Fudge Bites, as long as you don’t mind looking like the character Tyrone Biggums from Chappelle’s Show.

Despite all my huffing and puffing about volcanoes and the like, I really wasn’t expecting anything special from Burger King’s Molten Fudge Bites. I was pleasantly surprised to find that they had a depth of flavor, from the gooey, fully-fudge-flavored inside to the crunchy brownie outside that worked so well with the goo. The powdered sugar seemed like an afterthought, but when eaten in two bites, it did contribute to the flavor.

My biggest complaint about Molten Fudge Bites is that they are so very, very rich. That fudge filling ain’t playin’ – imagine eating a spoonful of fudge ice cream topping straight from the jar and then biting into a brownie. Repeat that three more times.

If you’re a really serious chocoholic, four of these Molten Fudge Bites will definitely satisfy your cocoa craving. I myself was more than satisfied after two, yet felt obligated to eat all four, which left me feeling like I had turned into a fudge golem.

(Nutrition Facts – 4 bites – 330 calories, 17 grams of fat, 6 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 5 milligrams of cholesterol, 200 milligrams of sodium, 40 grams of carbohydrates, 19 grams of sugar, and 5 grams of protein.)

Item: Burger King Molten Fudge Bites
Purchased Price: $1.99
Size: 4 bites
Purchased at: Burger King
Rating: 8 out of 10
Pros: Chocolate fudge filling was gooey and non-artificial. Old-school liquid-squirting gum. Bites were actually warm. Will satisfy chocoholics. Outside was pleasantly crunchy. Powdered sugar was a nice touch. Fudge golems.
Cons: Too rich for some people’s tastes. Looking like Tyrone the Crackhead. Even four pieces still seemed like too much. Volcanoes.

17 thoughts to “REVIEW: Burger King Molten Fudge Bites”

  1. Mmmm. Not too artificial sounds great. Must be the Parmesan cheese that somehow made their way onto their ingredient list.

    These look like donut holes on ‘roids, and now I want one. Maybe its just be, but the often dried out and cakey interior of an actual Dunkin Devil’s Food donut hole strikes me as one of the biggest disappointment’s in chocolate history. Fudge would seem to solve that.

  2. The first picture looks like Entennmann’s chocolate pop’ems.

    I tried those it not too bad.

  3. Great review, as always. Thanks! So you never had a Mickey D’s fruit pie filling burn you before? You don’t know what you’re missing! Cheers!

    1. Funny you should mention because, as I was writing, McD’s fruit pies did come to mind. However, I haven’t had one in so long that I couldn’t remember if they had that napalm-like quality, so I left it out as “indeterminate”.

  4. Mine were horrid, and 2.5 of my bites went in the garbage. And I’m a hardcore chocoholic that never turns down a brown piece of candy. I’ve had lava cakes before….I know what the warm inside is supposed to taste like. These tasted like undercooked, unsweetened brownies. Even with the powdered sugar, they tasted like they were sugar free. It was such an unappealing taste. Bleck.

  5. I think this is one of the first things you guys have reviewed that I think I will make an extra effort to go out and buy. YUM.

  6. I tried these and they were horrible… they tasted like they were deep fried balls of undercooked brownies…they had a scorched grease taste that was terrible..I wouldn’t feed these to my dog…gross

    1. I agree. Disgusting. Mine tasted like over-cooked french fries dipped in old brownie batter. Waste of a “splurge” food for the week.

  7. Ugh, the vagaries of fast food. Mine definitely tasted nothing like scorched grease. As for tasting like undercooked brownies, I guess that’s not too far off the mark when it comes to “chocolate goo”, but I personally enjoyed the goo. Guess I’m just a goo gal.

  8. Wow. Mine were terrible. No molten inside at all. In fact it was as dry and had a burnt taste. Barely any chocolate flavor at all, just mostly flour. Not even sweet. Really just tasted like cow dung if you ask me… Burnt, stale cow dung.

  9. I just tried these today and they are awful. They didn’t have any real taste and the inside tasted like unsweetened chocolate.

    Gross! There’s goes $2 along with 3.25 of the 4 bites in the trash.

  10. I have to agree with everyone else that these things were TERRIBLE. I couldn’t get past the first one and I didn’t even finish that. They have an “odd” flavor and it wasn’t really chocolaty. They were bland and dry with a filling that did ooze out but wasn’t any better. Save your money they are not worth it.

  11. Man, so many people with bad experiences! I’d almost doubt my own experience, but I honestly didn’t encounter these problems. Score one for fast food variances working in my favor for once, I guess.

  12. I’m with Kelley. I tried them today and they were freaking awesome! They reminded me of deep fried balls of chocolate pudding but it was delicious. Personally I can’t stand super sweet foods so I have no complaints about the sweetness of the ones I tried. I was slightly bummed only 4 were in the package D:

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