Before I stepped foot in the hallowed Home of the Whopper to try its new Melt, I took a quiz on the Burger King app to figure out which version was perfect for me.
Said app proceeded to tell me to get the regular Whopper Melt because I was “the anti-social one.”
Sure, I haven’t interacted with another human being since 2019, but I don’t need a burger joint to remind me. Here I thought I was a glutton for fast food, but turns out I was also a glutton for punishment.
Nevertheless, I was undeterred. I didn’t exactly appreciate that little jab, but I wanted to try the burger. You win, King.
The new Whopper Melt is a double patty burger smothered in melty cheese, “Stacker Sauce,” and caramelized onions layered between two pieces of toast.
I wouldn’t say mine was particularly “toasty,” but I love this style bun, and it was easily better than the BK norm.
For a burger called a “melt,” I was genuinely happy the cheese wasn’t as “melty” as I expected. I thought this thing would be extremely messy, but the cheese rested nicely between regular slice and nacho sauce, giving it a texture that fit the name, but also didn’t drip all over the place. It was perfect.
Speaking of perfect, Stacker Sauce was the star of the show. I know it’s been used in the past, but this was my first time trying it.
The caramelized onions sprinkled throughout the sauce gave it the flavor and texture of diced sweet pickle relish in a Thousand Island dressing. I think I may have found my new favorite burger sauce.
As for the beef, they’re not my favorite fast food patties, but they do the job. It’ll all depend on whether or not you like flame-broiled patties. I couldn’t help but wish this was a Wendy’s burger, as the entire concept and appearance felt more like its speed.
The Whopper Melt is basically a Whopper in name only. I hadn’t had a Whopper in years, but I know this was unequivocally better.
You can get your Whopper Melt with bacon, but it doesn’t seem necessary. There’s also a spicy version with jalapenos and a “creamy spicy sauce,” which I’m sure is good, but I loved the Stacker Sauce so much, I can’t imagine it possibly topping it.
If I have one minor complaint, this sandwich is somehow pretty… small?
I expected a behemoth, but was done with it in no time. There are two patties weighing 1/4 of a pound, but I don’t even think this stacks up to a regular Whopper in size. It’s like a double Whopper Jr., but ya know what, I didn’t get fast food fatigue, so that’s a plus.
The Whopper Melt might legit be the best BK burger I’ve had since, I don’t even know, the original Rodeo Burger from the 90s? It’s impressive.
My new plan is to get some actual friends together and try the Spicy Whopper Melt, which I assume is only for cool kids.
Purchased Price: $5.79
Rating: 8 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: 604 calories, 35 grams of fat, 15 grams of saturated fat, 1 gram of trans fat, 93 milligrams of cholesterol, 981 milligrams of sodium, 42 grams of carbohydrates, 3 grams of fiber, 12 grams of sugar, and 29 grams of protein.