Burger King Releases A Chocolate Whopper In Taiwan

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Back in 2018, Burger King announced a chocolate Whopper. That was an April Fool’s prank. Now, in 2020, that joke has become a reality.

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The original gag was more dessert than a burger, featuring a chocolate cake bun, a chocolate patty, raspberry sauce, white chocolate rings, and candied oranges. This, however, is a real burger. Called the Hershey’s Chocolate Whopper, this is a proper Whopper that has been slathered with chocolate sauce.

Reportedly, the bittersweet notes in the chocolate help pull out the meat’s umami. (Also, the burger apparently has a peanut sauce.) Below is what the actual burger looks like:

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I’d eat it!

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Screenshot: Jerry Tsai

The Hershey’s Chocolate Whopper went on sale at the Burger King in Tainan City as part of a special promotion. As reported on My Game News Flash, when the limited burger went on sale the morning of September 1, there was a 100-meter (328-foot) line. A total of 506 burgers were sold as part of the one-day offer.

This is hardly the first chocolate sauce fast-food burger. As Kotaku previously reported, Lotteria released a chocolate-sauce, honey-mustard burger back in 2014.

Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.

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My Little Metroid

Don’t see why this wouldn’t work in America. 90% of fast food menus is “meat with sugar wrapped in carbs” and this sure fits the mold.