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In Japan, Burger King Has a Black Cheese Burger

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The black buns? We've seen those before. But why, Burger King, why black cheese? Why?

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NariNari reports that Burger King Japan is rolling out another "Kuro Burger" ("Black Burger"), with buns made from bamboo charcoal, an onion and garlic sauce made with squid ink, beef patties made with black pepper, and black cheese, which is also apparently made with bamboo charcoal.

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I don't think I've ever seen black cheese in my entire life. This could be a first for me.

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[Burger King Japan/Facebook]

There are two types of burgers: the Kuro (Black) Pearl and the Kuro (Black) Diamond with all the fixings. The burgers go on sale later this month in Japan for a limited time only.

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チーズまで黒い「黒バーガー」、今年は「Pearl」と「Diamond」の2種類 [NariNari]

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conordalgarno
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I assume they get a lot of sales from people who just want to eat a black burger to say they've eaten a black burger. I know squid ink's used in a lot of cooking, particularly with pasta, but I can't say I've ever understood why.