I’ve seen the Big King advertised around the world. It’s basically Burger King’s take on the Big Mac. And BK’s XXL burgers are double-whopper-patty sandwiches that are quite a mouthful. Put them together, as I did recently in Dubai, and you end up with the Big King XXL.
On paper, what’s not to like? All the flame-broiled goodness Burger King is known for, plus a tasty thousand island-like sauce – times two. But as any long-time reader knows, there is an acceptable meat-to-condiment ratio and this sucker blows that ratio out of the water. My tastes tend toward a 0.8:1 ratio, meaning 20% more condiment than meat. At BK, because the meat is generally tasty, I might bump that up to an even 1:1. But I never enjoy sandwiches where the meat overwhelms the rest of the burger, which is what is happening here.
My solution? Remove one of the patties. Ahh. There. Now we have a Whopper-sized sandwich with toppings in appropriate proportion. The bottom line: the XXL is tasty but one X too many.