Over the years, Burger King has managed to win people over with their various meaty, yummy, and greasy food items. Whether you’re in the mood for beef, chicken, or even fish, Burger King is there to give you the royal treatment when it comes to a fast food meal. With classics like the Whopper probably occupying your daydreams, it’s easy to forget the other creations left by the wayside that helped shape the fast-food chain. Here is the list of the Top 10 Discontinued Burger King Products We Miss (Part 3).
If you’re one of those people obsessed with tacos and everything related to tacos, then you might remember when Burger King introduced one of its weirdest yet delicious concoctions to date – the Whopperito. Yes, you guessed it, it was a taco and a Whopper burger combined together. It was literally everything you thought goodness could taste like: ground beef, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, and pickles all covered in queso sauce and wrapped inside a soft and fluffy tortilla. Basically, everything a Whopper is, but all stuffed inside like a warm burrito. Oh, and with queso instead of ketchup or mustard, because…well, why not. The ingenious hybrid came out in 2016 and was only served in several locations in Pennsylvania at first. It was mostly met with positive reviews, despite the general skepticism for the product’s success. Let’s be honest, as good as a taco burger sounds; it’s easy to have doubts when it comes to the actual end result. Some people even thought it was just an attempt by BK to directly compete with Chipotle Mexican Grill, seeing as this was one of the first times the company had messed with Tex-Mex inspired items. But, only the true and loyal fans of this departed masterpiece know that it was just an attempt to create something delicious. And it was a successful one, at that. But so long, Whopperito, you are greatly missed by many. Don’t listen to the haters; they don’t know a great taco/burger when they see one.
9. Dutch Apple Pie
Apple pie. A true American dessert staple. It goes extremely well with a scoop – or two – of ice cream and is the most perfect, light, and heartwarming dessert you can have. Therefore, it was only more than suitable for Burger King to offer its classic Dutch Apple Pie as part of its dessert menu. It was a beloved treat that could only bring you joy and comfort. But, as we all know, all good things must come to an end. The world of apple pie and its fans came crashing down, when , in July of this year, Burger King announced that the franchise would no longer be serving its delicious Dutch Apple Pie – in a very cryptic and unexplained manner, which left sad and hungry customers in despair. Why were the pies leaving? What happened to them? Was Burger King messing with them? Eventually, after all kinds of hell broke loose online, a Burger King rep confirmed the news and explained that they had to pull the pie from the menu because its supplier no longer produced the product. This news left fans shocked and heartbroken, as they couldn’t order their favorite item at BK anymore. Some even said that it was one of the only reasons they went to Burger King in the first place. Maybe the company should’ve looked for another supplier instead of depriving the world of the greatness that is apple pie. Oh well, there’s always McDonald’s, right?
8. Mac N’ Cheetos & Flamin’ Hot Mac N’ Cheetos
When Burger King came up with Mac N’ Cheetos in June of 2016, people went wild! The combination of two of the most iconic comfort foods was bound to have success and create a fan-base like none other before. The warm, cozy taste of the mac & cheese mixed with the even cheesier and crunchy texture of the Cheetos immediately became a fan favorite and sold like hotcakes. It even spawned a new and even tastier version about a year after the original release – the Flamin’ Hot Mac N’ Cheetos. The same exact formula except they used Flamin Hot Cheetos, for those who were looking to add a little bit of spice to their life. This was obviously a huge success as well and pulled in more business for Burger King than ever. Even though people knew right from the beginning that these were supposed to be limited-time products, they were still hoping somehow that BK would change their minds and just add them to its regular menu. Alas, after a very successful run, the world had to say bye-bye to the cheesy dish and the Chester Cheetah combo. But, here’s some good news. You can still find some in the frozen section of your local grocery store, so not all hope is lost. Just pop a box in the oven and feel like your wearing the BK crown all over again in a time when Mac N’ Cheetos reigned over the fast-food industry.
7. Maple Waffle Sandwich
While reviews for the Maple Waffle Sandwich were mixed, the world truly needs this rendition of a breakfast sandwich back, and here’s why. With three variations available; sausage, bacon, and ham, there was literally a flavor to please everyone – or almost everyone – sorry vegetarians. The Maple Waffle sandwich contained egg, American cheese, and the meat of your choice and was all wedged up between two maple waffles and gave a whole new meaning to the breakfast experience. When you couldn’t decide between a plate of waffles or a sandwich, this icon was always there to save the day. The salty flavor of the meat combined perfectly with the sweetness of the waffles, which created this perfect balance of sweet and savory. You no longer had to sacrifice a part of your craving; you could get the best of both worlds. While some people might have complained that the waffles were both soggy and overcooked, with a rather woefully small egg in the middle, it still became a pretty popular breakfast item and was greatly mourned when it was discontinued. After all, how many times can you say you got the chance to enjoy such a genius food invention. This egg & cheese sandwich made with BK waffles is definitely something we miss and need back in our lives – and stomachs – ASAP!
6. Lucky Charms & Froot Loops Shakes
Is there anything better than eating a giant bowl of your favorite sugary cereal as a guilty pleasure? Well, the answer is yes! Whether you pour the milk-first or cereal-first, it doesn’t matter with Burger King’s Lucky Charms & Froot Loops Shakes that evoked nostalgia for so many people back in 2017. Two of the most popular breakfast cereals and the iconic creamy icy drink came together to create these tasty, velvety, vanilla-flavored shakes. They were sweet, but not too sweet, which came as a surprise to many skeptical customers. When you think about sweet cereals like Froot Loops or Lucky Charms, you can’t help but wonder if the final product is even going to be edible at all. Understandably, it was a fair concern to have about the shakes. But, it turns out, Burger King had found a way to make them not only edible but also ridiculously delicious. Topped with whipped cream – or not, it was up to you – the sugary shakes were filled with little pieces of cereal, which could catch you off guard at first, since there are usually no chunks in a milkshake. The cereal bits quickly gave this whole experience a purpose and became an essential element of the drinks. If you’re still longing for these exquisite, indulgent treats, don’t worry; you’re not the only one with an aching sweet tooth! There are countless recipes you can find online to recreate these greatly missed delights in the most accurate way possible. All you need is some cereal and some determination!
5. Enormous Omelette Sandwich
Have you ever been reluctant to eat something just because it looked too decadent? Well, this gigantic Burger King breakfast sandwich turned out to be exactly that. Introduced in 2005, the Enormous Omelette Sandwich was every breakfast lovers dream come true – a rich sausage patty, two eggs, two slices of melting American cheese, and not one but three crispy strips of bacon… all on what BK called its specialty bun. It sounds like the most ridiculously colossal sandwich ever and possibly the recipe for a trip straight to the emergency room. However, the commercials may have oversold the whole idea a little. Yes, it was enormous, but not really as huge as it claimed to be. The calories, on the other hand, were all there. For one single sandwich, there was a whopping 730 calories and 47 grams of fat, along with 330 milligrams of cholesterol and almost 2000 milligrams of sodium. Not exactly the picture of health, but then again, what BK item is, really? Needless to say, the Enormous Omelette Sandwich was discontinued the same year of its release out of health concerns. They stopped making it because they cared about us, how sweet! But now we want it back! Sure it was greasy; it was huge and really bad for you, but dang, was it tasty. There’s nothing like a massive sandwich in the morning to make sure you’re awake for the day!
4. Turkey Burger
In a time when calories are counted and health is a priority more than ever, fast-food chains like Burger King have all had to take a step towards providing somewhat healthier menu options – as healthy as fast-food can be – and adapt to the growing health concerns. In 2013, BK did just that by becoming one of the first fast-food chains to serve Turkey Burgers. It featured a turkey patty, lettuce, tomatoes, red onions, and mayo on an artisan-style bun and was promoted as a limited-time offer. People were happy Burger King was finally taking steps to alleviate the calories in its menus, but what they didn’t realize was how much healthier the Turkey Burger… wasn’t. In theory, yes, turkey is healthier than beef, but it’s all relative to what you put that turkey on and what you eat it with. With only 100 calories less than a Whopper it wasn’t exactly the kind of healthy change customers were hoping to get. While it was very tasty and satisfyingly juicy, it just wasn’t as healthy as promised. Fans of the burger were hoping to see the Turkey Burger hit the regular menu after its promotion in 2013, but sadly, it forever left and was never seen again. With turkey burgers on the rise, maybe there’s still hope for this yummy burger to make an appearance again. Even if it’s for a limited time, we’ll take it!
3. French Toast Sandwich
What do you get when you mix 2 iconic breakfast staples together like breakfast sandwiches and french toast? A tasty masterpiece called the French Toast Sandwich, courtesy of Burger King. This divine creation was arguably one of the most ingenious and delicious ones BK has come up with. In the Spring of 2019, people could enjoy this gem of a sandwich and had 4 options to choose from. You could either go with the classic fluffy and creamy Egg & Cheese or go with some savory seasoned sausage, thick-cut naturally smoked bacon, or thin-sliced sweet black forest ham, all in between two sweet, golden brown, and piping hot French Toast slices. It was cooked just enough so that the egg was still a little runny and warm enough, so the cheese melted all over the sandwich. Much like the Maple Waffle Sandwich, the French Toast version had that sweet & salty balance that just made the whole experience better. The crispy and sweet french toast accompanied the other salty and savory parts of the dish exceptionally. Who said French toast and eggs could only be eaten separately, anyway? It’s like they were made to be together. The world hasn’t been the same since this iconic breakfast sandwich left the BK menu. It’s just something you had to try to understand just how good it truly was.
2. Red Velvet Oreo & Peppermint Oreo Shakes
Milkshakes are arguably one of the best ways to liven up plain old milk. They come in almost every flavor imaginable, and the possibilities are endless. And you know what’s the other best way to enjoy milk? With cookies! Which is why Burger King saw the opportunity in 2015 and came up with shakes flavored with one of the most popular cookies out there; Oreos! But not just any kind of Oreos, no, there was a little twist. While there were regular Oreo Shakes, which are already delicious, to begin with, BK decided to take it one step further and introduced the Red Velvet Oreo Shakes. The shake was a chocolate shake mixed with red cream cheese and oreo cookie crumbles – all topped with whipped cream to make it even better. Evidently, the drink was a huge hit, and for good reason. I mean, it was an Oreo shake! Two of the best desserts combined together! But, Burger King didn’t stop there. In 2018, a brand-new flavor was introduced around the Holidays and was just as praised and much loved: the Peppermint Oreo Shake. People described the treat as ” Christmas in a glass,” and it even looked like it. Resembling a candy-cane with pink swirls in the white vanilla shake, people also highlighted how fast it was prepared for a fast-food shake. Cookies and milk for dessert took a whole new meaning, and the world is still craving for the return of these sweet flavors.
1. Sun-Flamed Grilled Whopper
Ever heard someone say it was hot enough outside to fry an egg on the sidewalk? Well, in this case, it was a burger! Burger King restaurants in Kuwait took this saying literally and tried to make the best out of being one of the hottest places on earth and created the Sun-Flamed Grilled Whopper. They used the heat to their advantage by building “a solar machine that harnesses the power of the sun’s rays to create the ultimate flame-grilled experience.” Basically, they were using this big, metal structure to grill the food, using the sunshine to warm it up. They would only cook the Sun-Flamed Grilled Whopper on the hottest days of the year, only when the temperature reached 122F, which apparently in Kuwait, is not that uncommon of a temperature to reach. The only difference between this burger and a regular Whopper was the specially cooked patties. Otherwise, it was pretty much the standard, good old Whopper that everyone knows and loves. While this was never available to us here, if you live in a state that’s particularly toasty, there’s still might be some chance of seeing this futuristic burger in your neighborhood one day. Sometimes, living in the hottest place on earth might just have its perks!