I paid $11.49 for this Burger King Honey Mustard BK Royal Crispy Chicken Sandwich.
Yes, just the sandwich.
Granted, I purchased it in a somewhat remote town 40 miles away from another Burger King location and any Walmart. Was it worth $11.49? Well, paying double digits for a fast food sandwich that’s three to four dollars cheaper at most other locations will leave a bad taste in anyone’s mouth. But I would buy it again if I could purchase it in a range closer to its advertised price because I thoroughly enjoyed it.
The limited time offering features a crispy white meat breast fillet topped with honey mustard, Swiss cheese, bacon, lettuce, and tomatoes on a toasted potato bun.
Much like the crispy chicken fillet in the BK Royal Crispy Wrap, the crispiness was mainly on the breading’s edges. And with the wrap, I was okay with the fillet’s lack of thickness since it was in a thin tortilla blanket. However, in the sandwich, it’s much more noticeable since it sits between several layers of topping, condiments, and the fluffy bun. Its thickness makes it look like it should be in a value chicken sandwich. That said, the poultry was tender and had some flavor from the breading that was noticeable with all the other ingredients.
But what made this tasty was the combination of the honey mustard’s sweetness and bacon’s smoky and porky flavors, giving the menu item a nice sweet and savory punch. Thankfully, there were generous portions of both. There were several half-slices of bacon, and honey mustard was slathered on the top and bottom buns.
Speaking of the potato bun, much like the condiment, it also provides some sweetness, and despite all the sauce and liquid from the tomatoes, it didn’t fall apart while I ate it. I’m not sure the Swiss cheese did anything to help with flavor, but it was the glue that prevented the bacon from falling out. As for the vegetables, the lettuce provided a little crunch, and the tomato gave a pleasant acidic kick.
Burger King’s Honey Mustard BK Royal Crispy Chicken Sandwich is a tasty addition to the chain’s premium chicken sandwich line. While it may not be worth it if you pay double digit dollars, it is if you can get it at a significantly lower selling price.
Purchased Price: $11.49*
Rating: 8 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: 570 calories, 27 grams of fat, 4 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 70 milligrams of cholesterol, 1330 milligrams of sodium, 61 grams of carbohydrates, 9 grams of fiber, 14 grams of sugar, and 31 grams of protein.
*Because I live on a rock in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, things are a bit pricier here. You’ll probably pay less than I did.