REVIEW: Burger King Extra Long Pulled Pork Sandwich

Burger King Extra Long Pulled Pork Sandwich

I’m more interested in the nutrition facts for Burger King’s Extra Long Pulled Pork Sandwich than the actual sandwich.

You may think because it’s fast food the nutrition numbers are high enough to cause consumers to leave angry comments on Burger King’s Facebook page. But they’re not. I’m not saying they’re healthy numbers, just low for fast food.

The new sandwich has 370 calories, 8 grams of fat, and 2.5 grams of saturated fat. To give you an idea of how unusual these numbers are, a few years ago, Burger King had a Memphis BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich that had 470 calories, 16 grams of fat, and 4.5 grams of saturated fat. That’s twice the fat, almost twice the saturated fat, and 100 more calories than this new pulled pork sandwich.

Here’s another comparison. A regular Burger King hamburger has 230 calories, 9 grams of fat, and 3 grams of saturated fat. It has less calories and a little more fat. But the serving size between the two are great. The hamburger is 100 grams, while the Extra Long Pulled Pork Sandwich is 192 grams. Again, I’m not saying it’s healthy, it’s just unusual. Besides, the sandwich does have a fast food normal 1,290 milligrams of sodium.

The Extra Long Pulled Pork Sandwich comes with pulled pork in a sweet and smoky barbecue sauce, onions, and pickles on Burger King’s toasted hoagie bun.

If you’re familiar with Burger King’s previous pulled pork offerings, you might be wondering if their pulled pork still looks like clumped up wet cat hair. Oh, it does. That’s why there isn’t a photo of the sandwich split in half. If you want to see that horror, go click this “clumped up wet cat hair” link.

Burger King Extra Long Pulled Pork Sandwich 2

The amount of pulled pork on my sandwich was pathetic. That layer of pulled pork looks like Mr. Stingypants placed it on there. It’s disappointing compared to the mound of meat the Memphis BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich offered. Because there wasn’t a lot of meat, there also wasn’t a lot of sauce, which I guess is good if you don’t want to use more than one napkin. But extra sauce would’ve helped hide the bites of the pulled pork that were dried out.

The sweet and smoky barbecue sauce is mostly sweet and is, sadly, not the better tasting Sweet Baby Ray’s barbecue sauce used with their other sandwiches, like their great Rodeo Burger. Because there wasn’t a lot of meat and sauce, they had to battle the bun for flavor supremacy in this sandwich. Yes, the bun.

Oh, you’d think the pickles and onions would help with flavor, but they don’t. They added a slight crunch, but they didn’t add any contrast to the pulled pork. Instead whatever flavor they had, which wasn’t much, got lost among the pulled pork and bun. If it weren’t for their texture, I think most folks wouldn’t realize they were there.

I did not spit out any bites from my Burger King Extra Long Pulled Pork Sandwich. or throw away any fraction of the sandwich, but it’s hard for me to believe that this sandwich will leave most peoples’ taste buds satisfied. It’s not the worst menu item I’ve had from Burger King. That honor goes to the Yumbo Sadwich…I mean, Sandwich. But I don’t think it’s even interesting enough to get it with Burger King’s 2 for $5 deal.

(Nutrition Facts – 370 calories, 8 grams of fat, 2.5 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 55 milligrams of cholesterol, 1290 milligrams of sodium, 55 grams of carbohydrates, 7 grams of sugar, 3 grams of fiber, 23 grams of protein.)

Item: Burger King Extra Long Pulled Pork Sandwich
Purchased Price: $3.99
Size: N/A
Purchased at: Burger King
Rating: 4 out of 10
Pros: Some nutrition facts are unusually low for a fast food sandwich. I did not spit it out. Since there’s not a lot of sauce, it’s a clean sandwich to eat.
Cons: Thin layer of pulled pork. Pulled pork still looks like clumped up wet cat hair. Doesn’t use the Sweet Baby Ray’s barbecue sauce used in Burger King’s other sandwiches. Last year’s Yumbo. Onions and pickles don’t help. Having to battle the bun for flavor supremacy.

16 thoughts to “REVIEW: Burger King Extra Long Pulled Pork Sandwich”

  1. Whoa- those are some big onions on that sandwich!

    Also compare Marvo’s sandwich picture to the BK official poster one.

    1. This is a great sandwich for the price. An it does not need any sauce . The guy that put all the negitive stuff on there hasnt paid for bbq lately. This is not off the pit but for fast food is good. Dont expect perfection for $3:69 ive seen 7$ 8$ a sandwich at some places. So if you want to pay bigger prices then go for it. I liked this item. Pulled pork at burger king is great.

  2. @Alison, I also thought those were some honkin onions on there! The meat does look a little too much like something the cat would hork up to be appetizing.

  3. I agree that the onions looked honking big!!!! Burger King is always coming up with lazy creations. They need to use better quality pork with big chunks of pork and more sauce.

    Besides the Yumbo they need to hire better people to come up with new ideas.

  4. Terrible–Hardly any meat on the sandwich. About 1 inch from each end of the sandwich there was no meat.
    What happened to the pulled pork sandwich they had a couple years ago. That one was delicious. Would not order the one on the long bun again. Not even worth the 2 for $5.00 price

  5. Well, you could always try Gardein’s veggie “no pigs were harmed” pulled pork style BBQ pocket sandwiches. Small, like closed sliders, but really tasty… And filling.

  6. no wonder the calorie/fat is so much lower than the memphis one if you only get half the amount of pork!

  7. Just had the new Pulled Pork 2 for $5.00. Here’s is my review. Terrible and don’t buy this really bad sandwich. I would not take another one of these if they gave it away for free.
    Bad sauce (way too much), no pork and a soft soggy bun. A great waste of time and money.

  8. Extra Long? It was even tinier than a standard Burger King chicken sandwich. I felt robbed. There was basically no barbecue sauce on the tiny bland tasting clump of pork. I had to add more at home. Wish I had known to ask for extra sauce when I ordered. I would never order again.

  9. I watch my fat very closely so I have a pretty good handle on what the approx. fat count should be on most foods. Contrary to the post saying the fat grams were not high compared to other offerings, I can’t figure out how such a minuscule amt. of pulled pork on a rather small bun could amt. to 8 grams of fat!If the 8 gram count is correct it has to be in the buns not the pitifully small amt. of pulled pork!!!!!!!

  10. I like the regular pork sandwich but the hoagie bun makes it horrible. Too little dry meat. I pulled it apart so it covered the whole bun and was shocked at how the pork was. Dry, unnoticeable sauced meat clumped and pressed together. I dont remember it being quite so visually unappealing. Even so I’d buy it again but not as this hoagie style.

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