Does the Big King XL really taste like a Big Mac?

Does the Big King XL really taste like a Big Mac?


Hello everyone, this is running on empty food review Well, hello, ladies and gentlemen and everyone watching. This is running on empty food review and I am your host the report of the week Thank You Burger King I Say that with sincerity Because for the last however many weeks I’ve been I’ve just been saying to myself please, you know Can can someplace just release something can they release anything at this point? I just want something new some new item out and Burger King was the first one to do it I’ve heard that there’s gonna be some other new releases coming up from different places as well But Burger King was the first to do it and they’re making some headlines in the process Lieth in this bag is a sandwich which goes by the name big king XL and For those of you that might be unsure as to what the XL Abbreviation stands for I did a little bit of research myself and it stands for xylophone Limousine because nothing is really larger than that So they tried to put the XL there to emphasize how huge this sandwich is not only that however, but this is also trying to compete with McDonald’s Big Mac sandwich, of course a a very famous sandwich, believe it or not I I kid you not I had a Big Mac for lunch today So what will really compare the two on the sandwich two quarter-pound patties totaling a half pound granted of, their flame grilled beef American cheese sliced onions Zesty, they they had to use the word. Zesty pickles lettuce Stacker sauce on a sesame-seed bun’ so this is really when you look at it Burger Kings way of trying to compete with the Big Mac sans the middle, but it doesn’t have that that center bun and You know for my understanding in a way, we’ll see it in a minute The portion size is going to be significantly larger than say the patties You would get on a Big Mac Now the price for the sandwich was six dollars and fifty cents it may differ in your location but expect this to be not the cheapest sandwich in the world, but if it ends up being good and You know, maybe it’ll be worth it. But it’s this interesting Burger King. They’re trying to Try to start a beef They get you get the joke because if there’s beef on the sandwich, and they’re trying to start a beef with McDonald’s Yeah, I know you guys got that one You know by trying to say well This is this is our Big Mac and it is allegedly better than yours Who knows to be quite honest? I always try to handle these with As much impartiality as I can sometimes a bad experience for me the bad Many faces quite literal bad taste in my mouth Let’s use this Trash necessary and here it is It is a heavy sandwich. I got to give them credit on that You can see again. They marked it as they they did XL Xylophone Limousine right there, you can see even the king’s crown. This is the king of all the sandwiches some place other than blanket King I Guess I’ll do it right now get the promotional out of the way Of course, I do my podcast every week. You can find it at soundcloud.com/vorw soundcloud.com/vorw you want to ask well, why should I listen to it? Check it out Decisions decision making making difficult decisions. Do you want to go between the Big Mac or the the big king XL? I talk about making tough choices in my newest show. Give it a listen if you’re interested. So here is what it looks like Let’s get this further There we go That 500 kilowatt I Don’t know what I was going for there. There’s the sandwich you got a view of it big king XL Fresh picked it up fresh. You can see it the sesame seed bun. Lets us go through the layers real quick again There is no middle bun to this. That’s where it kind of does not Necessarily go step for step with the Big Mac You can see that top bun right there with some of the stacker sauce as well some lettuce and a pickle on here some of the onions pickles cheese more stacker sauce and Two patties Which to my understanding? Yeah, there’s nothing below you can see right here there’s a pickle Almost on the verge of sliding into my palm Because it just wants to escape. I don’t know sure. Yeah. Sorry pickle. I’m sorry. You’re back on the sandwich So That’s it Lets us. Try it out. Let’s see. Yeah, does it taste like a Big Mac? How good is it? How bad is it? We’ll find out big king XL from Burger King. It’s going in One more bite You know, I gotta give them credit where it’s due right I Have had my complaints especially in regards to the big King series So in regards to the patties and and the quality thereof Right because these sandwiches are huge Let’s get that right off the table first and this is a massive sandwich. I mean It’s huge it weighs a lot. That’s a half pound of beef And if that beef that you’re getting is dried up it tastes like you know what it’s terrible You know, then what’s the point of even getting the sandwich? So the quality of the beef that you get on this sandwich is key and I got to give them credit This is actually juicy its flavorful and it just it tastes good. So the quality of the beef itself is Better than I anticipated I think that’s one thing that Burger King has kind of stepped up in the last few years because in 2016 I’m pretty sure when they first did the big king lineup It was terrible and I remember some it was one of the worst things I ever reviewed So they bounced back from that and the beef was good quality juicy, you know tasted good Okay, we got that out of the way. What about the cheese the American cheese? Certainly blends together good. It wasn’t robbery. You know, it actually was kind of melted You know it held those two patties together certainly blends in there was pretty flavorful the sliced onions potent It definitely stands out. You could definitely taste those onions The pickles know this is the one thing I wouldn’t necessarily describe the pickles as zesty if anything I would describe their stacker sauce, perhaps as Being more on the zesty side than the pickles the pickles kind of get lost in there. You know, they’re really not emphasized But you consider how much food you’re getting those those three pickles kind of get lost in there No, the lettuce is just you know, it’s there The bun, you know it held everything together and that stacker sauce. Does it taste like that Big Mac? sauce, you know the the secret sauce the Thousand Island dressing as everyone likes to kind of joke around and say There is definitely a difference It does have those similarities where it does have that kind of zesty tang to it But it certainly is its own entity with that being said Does the big king? XL taste like a Big Mac because again. I kid. You know it probably six hours ago I went over to McDonald’s. I had a Big Mac for lunch. I didn’t even think I had this out yet They’re different It’s obvious that Burger King is trying to you know Compete with McDonald’s on this but the portion size here is much larger than what you would get at McDonald’s This is six dollars fifty cents It’s Burger Kings take on the Big Mac. It’s bigger There’s a much greater emphasis on those beef patties and if those beef patties are cooked well and they’re juicy and flavorful like mine was Then I think you’re actually going to enjoy this sandwich as long as you have that appetite for it Because the stacker sauce adds a nice touch to it I do not expect for it to be a play-by-play Big Mac because it isn’t but again these two beef patties They’re the bulk of the sandwich. It’s a half pound if they do them, right? You’re gonna be in for a treat It’s a pretty good sandwich. If as I said the beef is of good quality. Therefore out of ten I’m gonna be giving this an eight point six out of ten because I Really? I don’t have much to complain about I’m I’m satisfied with the sandwich beef was fine, the sauce, you know again, It was definitely its own. So it’s like they’re trying to copy McDonald’s You know ingredient for ingredient But it all but all ties together. So that’s all that I have for you Ladies and gentlemen, I’m your host the report of the week and today’s review was for the big king xylophone limousine Sandwich from Burger King also known as the big king XL Thank you for watching this review and do take care on one final note Be sure to check out my teespring store at teespring.com/stores/thereportoftheweek It’s just a good way to help out this channel this radio show keep things going and that too just get some some cool merch for you to You know to wear if you want to so check it out if you’re interested in that although I have. Thank you and take care