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Burger King Whopper

The signature product sold by the international fast-food restaurant chain Burger King.

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The Whopper From Nicaragua

  • Oct 23, 2009
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My wife Marcela's cousin is here visiting from Nicaragua....Managua to be exact. Last time she was here, which was about a month and a half ago I spoke to her about burgers there. The Big 3 burger chains over there are McDonald's, Burger King and Hamburlooca. She also mentioned Cowboy Hamburgers which are apparently sold out of carts on the street and are of questionable meat. When I receive a call from her out of the blue that not only is she back in town but that she brought me a Whopper, I get excited. I also couldn't believe that they didn't taken it away from her at the airport. Once she arrives and I have the burger in my possession, my first thought is, what am I going to do with it? Do I really want to eat something she bought last night? It really isn't a big deal. I'll tell you why. My cousin Fred and I asked our friend to overnight us some Jack in the Box Sourdough Jacks a few years back. As luck would have it, it took 2 days to arrive. I would not eat it but Fred went to town on them and he's still breathing (mostly) today. Using this story as a basis to convince myself that I should eat the Whopper, I decide to at least give it a few bites till I get some sort of flavor profile. Here are our 2 subjects:

The Nicaraguan Whopper
The US Whopper
They don't appear to be too different in size:

Let's do the ole' cut in half routine:

The Nicaraguan WhopperThe US Whopper
They look very similar. She brought me the Whopper with no lettuce, tomato or onion so it would travel better which is why I ordered it the same way with both ketchup and mayo.My niece Ericka who is witness to this, tried both Whoppers alongside me. No, this was not some Kool-aid suicide pact although I could pass for the Kool Aid Man. Both Whoppers tasted similar, but the difference was the Nicaraguan Whopper did not have the broiled flavor Burger King burgers are known for. It did honestly take us a few bites each to figure this out as we couldn't grasp what the difference was. Once we realized we were not gonna have anymore I opened the halves and realized what a difference in size there really is.
So, now if you're lost in Nicaragua and need to fill your burger wishes you know what to expect. Or, you can go to T.G.I. Fridays (I only mention this because there is one in Nicaragua) at your own risk.

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October 23, 2009
I clicked on this review because I'm going to Nicaragua in May, so lately my eyes and ears are open to all this Nicarguan. This review was hilarious and the pictures were such a nice touch. Now that you have shown me such a detailed review I don't have to try the burgers, I will just stick to the Flora de Cana. ;)
October 23, 2009
There's a couple of Burger chains in Nicaragua, like for example Hamburlooca.
October 23, 2009
Hahahahaha, this is great!  The US burger seems to have much more condiments in it, too.  But wait... which one's the smaller patty?  The American or the Nicaraguan?

By the way, I thought you might appreciate my 10 Secret Menu Items at Fast Food Restaurants list ;D
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The Whopper sandwich is the signature product sold by the international fast-food restaurant chain Burger King in the global market. Introduced in 1957, it has under gone several reformulations including resizing and bread changes. The sandwich is one of the best known products in the fast food industry; it is so well known that Burger King bills itself as the Home of the Whopper in its advertising and signage.

The company markets several variants of the sandwich to cater to different customer wants as well as other variants that are specifically tailored to meet local taste preferences or customs of the various regions and countries in which it does business. To promote continuing interest in the product, Burger King will occasionally release limited time variants on the Whopper, such as its Angry Whopper line, which change or add different ingredients.

The Original Whopper sandwich is a hamburger, consisting of a flame grilled quarter-pound (113.4 g) beef patty, sesame seed bun, mayonnaise, lettuce, tomato, pickles, ketchup, and sliced onion. Optional ingredients such as processed cheese, bacon, mustard or jalapeño peppers may be added upon request. Regional and international condiments include BBQ sauce, salsa and guacamole. Burger King will also add any condiment it sells, including tartar sauce, honey mustard, steak sauce and hot sauce.

Different promotional varieties have appeared throughout the years for a limited time.
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