New Burger King Breakfast Items: Is BK Even Trying Anymore?
Yeah, that kid's a lot like Burger King with their nine new breakfast items, four of which are coffee. And if that doesn't set the not-tryin' tone, the food will.
Hopping onto the "me, too!" fast-food breakfast bus, Burger King's new morning munchies include blueberry mini-muffins, pancake platters, a ciabatta breakfast sandwich, and iced coffees. Available until 10:30 a.m., these new items join established morning fare like the breakfast Croissan'wich and semi-new entries such as the breakfast muffin sandwich and the BK Breakfast Bowl (a Fry Girl fave.)
Here's the lowdown:
The BK Ultimate Breakfast Platter: The plastic cover of this morning monstrosity should have a big red sticker on the top that reads, "Warning! Crap-Ass Breakfast Food Inside!" You'd be better off ordering it in a hospital cafeteria -- same idea and you're closer to getting emergency medical treatment after consuming. A rubbery sausage patty, super-dry biscuit, bland scrambled eggs, and too-sweet pancakes with hard edges is no way anyone should start their day.
Four-Piece Mini Blueberry Biscuits: It doesn't get more vending-machine like than this which is sad 'cause this was the best breakfast item of the bunch. Four super-sweet, blueberry-packed biscuits served warm with vanilla icing dippin' sauce. At a buck, it's a deal but not very filling, and the sugar crash is a bitch.
BK Breakfast Ciabatta Club Sandwich: Big sandwich, huge letdown, so not trying. Thanks to the weight of the ingredients slathered in a sour orange sauce inside soft rubbery bread, the Ciabatta Club destructs upon first bite into a morning mess of barely-there eggs and bacon, chemical-tasting ham, and processed cheese. One point for for the fresh tomatoes minus a jillion points for the sunrise slip 'n' slide.
Seattle's Best Coffee: Yeah, okay, it's good. Watch out, Starbucks. Whatever. Even though most people know Seattle's Best Coffee is a subsidiary of Starbucks. Available in mocha, vanilla, and regular, hot and cold.
Even a guy with a flute can't save the King's new breakfast item apathy. And while I might see myself sneaking into BK for a cup of Seattle's Best and some blueberry biscuits, overall I'm not impressed and more than a little disappointed.
Have you tried any of the new Burger King breakfast items. If so, what did you think?