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.
13 thoughts to “REVIEW: Burger King Whopper Melt”
Looking at their website, I think “The Anti-Social One” is actually a combo meal of a Whopper Melt with extra caramelized onions and a side of onion rings. I guess onions = bad breath = anti-social? So they weren’t insulting you, they just think maybe you like onions?
No, they were insulting him
Lol. Shame on BK for encouraging passing judgement and labeling!
As an aside…nothing wrong with being “anti-social!” We’re just happy enough to keep our own company and live our lives as we please versus falling into popular mainstream culture…
I had a vastly different experience! I thought it was dry, and lacked flavor beyond the overly-distinctive American cheese taste. I also got a Whopper and it was everything a fast food burger should be (IMO!)
…though I agree the bun was very good
My area was one of the test areas for these. I got really excited because when I have a craving for a burger, my favourite is a patty melt. I haven’t tried it and looking at the pictures and reading the review, and your comment, I’m not going to go out of my way to grab this. It’s not worth it if it isn’t dripping sauce and juices that are barely contained by a nice golden brown buttery toasted bread.
Sadly, the pandemic closed my local Burger King restaurant. Otherwise, I would be eating one of these this weekend. Sounds delicious, especially with extra caramelized onions. Mmmm!
I had the spicy version last week. I can honestly say it was the best BK burger I’ve had in like forever. It was so good! I am going to try the other versions this week.
Good to hear. The spicy version immediately peaked my interest.
I got the spicy version, last Friday night, after seeing this review…and it was DELICIOUS! I absolutely need to get this again, before it suddenly disappears (as most things I love seem to do). Highly recommend!
It shouldnt be called the whopper melt – it is a double cheeseburger with sauce and grilled onions…i ordered it expecting whopper sized patties and it was tiny little burger patties. It tasted good but not for the price and definitely not a whopper
I tried the regular melty variety with the cheese sticks. Do not, I repeat do not go with this one! The cheesesticks are an abomination. They are so disgusting! I’ve never had a fast food cheesestick this gross.
I make a really good patty melt. Due to time constraints, stopped at BK for one in Bath, ME.
Very pleased….not soggy…flavorful and satisfying. Not disappointed at all. Please keep on your menu!!!!