Please, your meat majesty! Why have your subjects done to deserve this treatment? Let us know how we have wronged so that we might make it right. Perhaps then, when we have pleased the king, he might expel this black sorcery from our blessed land.
Burger king has announced that they're partnering with A.1. to to serve a limited, Halloween-themed Whopper with "a black bun that has A.1. [steak sauce] flavor baked in."
If the black bun sounds familiar, it's because Burger King has made headlines for doing black buns before -- twice -- in Japan. They looked gross in pictures, but we in America were able to sleep easy knowing the bun hadn't invaded our shores. Now that's changing, and nobody is safe.
"Our U.S. guests have been extremely curious about the bun flavors they've seen introduced in Japan and other countries, so we saw the opportunity to bring them an equally unique experience," said Eric Hirschhorn, chief marketing officer for Burger King in North America, in a statement. "We tailored the flavor of the black bun to the American palate with A.1. sauce, a flavor this country loves, and we're delivering it in a way that's never been done before by baking it into the bun.
"It may look Japanese but it tastes like America."
We don't think the bun looks "Japanese," Eric. We think it looks like the charcoal that's been left at the bottom of your grill for awhile that has specks of white ash on it. But then, I guess if it's supposed to taste "like America," maybe it has gunpowder inside it?
The Halloween Whopper is available starting today, Sept. 28, for $4.99. Burger King says "while supplies last," but supplies should last a long time, because who wants this thing?