Burger King Unveils the Angry Whopper Eick January 7, 2009 Burgers, Fast Food, Marketing, Web Sites, YouTube 64 Comments Back in May, I noted that Burger King had begun selling the Angry Whopper in Europe and questioned when we in America would get access to this delicious sounding burger. The answer: it has arrived. As of January 5, 2009, you can now buy the Angry Whopper at Burger King until March 30. So what is the Angry Whopper? It’s a Whopper with spicy crispy onions, jalapeños, pepper jack cheese, bacon, tomatoes, lettuce, mayonnaise, and spicy Angry Sauce. Yum. As I’ve said before, jalapeños and a little spice makes almost anything better, although I’m skeptical as to what exactly a “spicy crispy onion” is. Also, is the bacon really necessary? Wouldn’t this be just as good without it? The new commercial for the Angry Whopper has to be one of my favorite Burger King commercials of late, featuring onions “born from fertile soil…but raised on anger” by, who else, a sadistic farmer. To promote it, Burger King has also created an Angry-Gram website, where you can fill out an “Angry-Gram” letting people know they annoy the hell out of you: Impulsive Buy has already reviewed the Angry Whopper, giving it a 7 out of 10 and calling it “damn tasty.” However, they note it wasn’t as spicy as they hoped: The only anger I get from the Angry Whopper is the anger I feel for it not being spicy enough. The red Angry Sauce was more peppery than spicy, the onion rings tasted normal, and the pepper jack cheese produced jack shit in terms of spiciness. The pickled jalapeno was the only ingredient that produced any spicy heat. On an angry scale of one to ten, with ten being Naomi Campbell beating your ass with a cell phone for not ensuring her Starbucks order was at her desired temperature of 63 degrees Celsius and one being an even-toned â€œIâ€™m disappointed in you from your laid back parents who donâ€™t really believe in discipline, the Angry Whopper was a three, or a quick Three Stooges-esque slap to the head. I haven’t eaten a Whopper (or any fast food burgers for that matter) in ages, but I can’t wait to try one. Photo and info via Business Wire & Adrants. The following two tabs change content below.BioLatest Posts Eick Latest posts by Eick (see all) Live in DC? Do More Tomorrow! - June 5, 2013 Surge Wins Discontinued Foods Bracket! - April 12, 2013 Discontinued Foods Bracket FINAL VOTE: Surge vs. Planter’s Cheez Balls - April 10, 2013 64 Responses « Older Comments Cousin Eddie January 7th, 2009 at 888 calories and 55+ grams of fat… I think I’ll settle for a one of those pomegranet smoothies. Reply boltchloer January 8th, 2009 looks like BK’s developers have just caught on to aqua teen hunger force. http://www.adultswim.com/video/?episodeID=1e203d3d0051a0b7380f09a500415e4b Reply Andrew January 11th, 2009 Bacon is always necessary. Reply Robin January 11th, 2009 I don’t know that I want my food to be angry. Reply tupakapoor January 13th, 2009 “Also, is the bacon really necessary? Wouldnâ€™t this be just as good without it?” You must be vegetarian. Or retarded. Reply Eick January 13th, 2009 @tupakapoor. I am neither. This comment is only fueling the rage burning inside of me to finally complete my rant about how I’m done with bacon on burgers. Reply Lemmonex January 13th, 2009 END THE BACON INSANITY EICK. Reply craigslist foodfo January 14th, 2009 foodfo, you all suck Reply Photoxris January 15th, 2009 The angry whopper is the most overpriced, normal-tasting sandwich i’ve ever had. there’s nothing spicy about it —- and i’m a person who CANNOT handle spicy food. I just had to get it, though, because of all the funny marketing they went through. I thought “man i really need to at least try this sandwich!!!” Nothing… not even a sniffle. For $4 it should be spicy and tasty. It wasn’t any tastier than a normal cheeseburger, and it DEFINITELY wasn’t spicy at all. Lame, i want my money back. Reply lyle January 15th, 2009 Photoxris, did your sandwich not have jalapenos?! One jalapenos alone is enough to make it a little spicy. Reply davelog January 15th, 2009 Just had my first – and last – angry whopper. Echoing everyone else’s sentiments, not in the least bit spicy, even the jalapenos were weak and overpowered by the mayo and far-too-sweet angry sauce. The onions themselves tasted like normal non-bk onion rings. 10 out of 10 for advertising – love the ad – but 2 out of 10 for execution. I’m sticking with standard whoppers. p.s. bacon is always welcome. Reply Monster_chef January 18th, 2009 It was ok. It was spicy to a point. The jalapeÃ±os over powered everything else. The sauce had a bit of a kick, but the sweet was overpowered by the peppers. Cheese was a miss. The saltiness of the bacon, mayo, and the burger were the only other flavors that weren’t covered up by the peppers. I expected more. But got far less. Only thing angry is my stomach now. Reply Sherri January 20th, 2009 My coworker just bought me one of these. One word….Yummy. Reply Sherri January 20th, 2009 My mouth is STILL burning! Reply Muligatawni January 20th, 2009 If you’re looking for a fastfood item that truly has some kick, try Carl’s Jr.’s Jalapeno burger or Jalapeno chicken burger… I have a decent tolerance to spice, and these sammiches made me sweat and reach for a beverage repeatedly. Reply Michael January 26th, 2009 Not spicy – Sherri the only way your mouth could be burning is if you kissed the grill they cooked it on. Sauce was a mild BBQ – cheese was not spicy. They make the burger look like you would need a giant mouth to eat it. I only had about 4 slices of onion rings. I asked for extra japs – might have gotten 10 or so. This is all hype no Bite. Reply Anon January 30th, 2009 @sherri DEY ME TROLLAN, DEY HATIN… Reply Maria February 4th, 2009 I was expecting a very spicy burger, however it wasn’t spicy at all. I was very disappointed, as the commercials made it seem spicy. The angry sauce sucked ass & it was very sweet. If you want a good & spicy burger try Carl’s Jr. JalapeÃ±o burgers, they’re the shit. Reply andy's rev February 7th, 2009 It was good–spicy enough for me–but no big deal-overpriced I like the Big and Tasty better at MCd’s. Felt the burger later though– for many hours as it ate up my stomach and gave me cramps. Maybe it was due to the fries and soda on top of it all. Wont eat again. Reply harry hot pants March 4th, 2009 this sandwich rocks! it’s very tangy and has a bit of kick to it, why would you want a sandwich that burns your mouth? It’s hot enough to have a good taste and it’s worth the money. If you say this sandwich is overpriced, maybe you shouldn’t be going out to eat and pack yourself a paper bag lunch you fools. Reply Rev. T.W. Jenkins March 27th, 2009 To whom it may concern: Sir, on March 25, 2009 I purchased the Angry Whooper at a Burger King located on Hwy. 60 (Adamo drive) in Brandon/Tampa Florida area. After eating the whooper within 10 minutes I broke out, all over my body with hives and bumps the size of a quarter. My face , arms, back, stomach, legs, fingers, etc… were all covered. I have never before had an allergic reaction from any of your whoopers. I would like to know what kind of hot peppers or sauce contained in the Angry whooper in order for me to avoid these peppers or sauces in the future. I would also like to know if any other customer or customers have contacted you with an allergic reaction to this whooper. Thanking you in advance, Pastor T.W. Jenkins Reply Eick March 27th, 2009 Rev. Jenkins, uh….I would recommend you contact Burger King directly instead of just leaving comments on a blog post about the Angry Whopper. Reply g-dog March 28th, 2009 How about some pissed off fries to go with that? Reply Auston March 31st, 2009 Dude, who the hell are you to say any burger is better without bacon? Every Carnivore knows that bacon is a delightful bonus to any burger. Also, use your common sense… What could a spicy crispy onion be? Hmm… Maybe it’s an onion that has a spice to it and crunches when you bite it. Like an onion ring or an onion straw. Your lack of intelligence and taste buds makes me wonder why you were chosen to write this article. Reply Eick April 1st, 2009 Who the hell am I to say something? I’m Eick, writer, publisher and owner of So Good, a food blog that is fun, that’s who. Who the hell are you? Oh right, I forgot, an anonymous commenter on a blog. Which clearly makes you more qualified than me. Also, the fact that you wonder why I was “chosen” to write this article shows a complete naivete about how a blog works. I write what I want, when I want. Fun. Reply jake April 18th, 2009 Its not super spicy, however burger king is a huge company and if they released something so spicy that it was inaccessible to most people and promoted it as much as they did the angry whopper, it would be a waste of money on marketing, the goal here is obviously money. however, I happened to like it quite a bit regardless. Reply Madeline April 18th, 2009 I just had one, ok but NOT worth 88O calories. Wish I had known that. I just noticed it on the list when I went to get a whopper, no onions or ketchup, extra pickle and, oh yes, bacon. Pissed off fries, how cute… Reply shock A. con June 6th, 2009 Neat blog, but this might have been better (more helpful, more informative) if you’d tried the product before reviewing it. Reply Eick June 8th, 2009 @shock A. con This wasn’t a product review, therefore I felt no need to try it. This post was about the introduction of, and initial marketing of, the Angry Whopper. Reply brooke August 5th, 2009 It’s unbelievable that with ALL THE INFORMATION out there about how badly processed the meat is in these fast food burgers and how bad it is for your health that people are still eating this garbage. A nation of moronsâ€¦ Reply Daniel September 7th, 2009 I’ve had the Angry Whopper in the US with very little concern of it being too spicy, given American tastes. However, I just came back from Korea and I saw they had the Angry Whopper out there and a somewhat amusing TV ad to boot. It was enough for me give it a try at a bus transit station to fill my hunger at the stop. All I can say is I took three bites and I was floored. I had to put it down, gulp the rest of my soda (which I know doesn’t help but spread the heat, however it was all I can do to stop the initial pain), have my wife order me two cups of ice cream to relieve the lingering sting, and wrap the remaining 3/4 of the burger left and dump it. It was insanely hot. Definitely not the peppers because I took those out before I ate. The sauce was the killer. Definitely Korean version lives up to the name. It didn’t have the bacon or the spicy crispy onions. Just a plain whopper with sauce and peppers added. Still, countries have their own tastes and techniques. Unless you are a fan of destroying your taste buds, I would recommend just sticking with the US version. Reply mrs.c November 27th, 2009 No matter what u guys think…I really like it. Of course it’s not too spicy. The european version is quit spicy…at least in holland. I like the taste of it and it def tastes better than that disgusting big tasty they serve at mcdonalds. As long as they serve the angry whopper, I will buy it. Today I’m going to eat it with twisted fries and a nice strawberry milkshake. Reply tony January 12th, 2010 this is the best hamburger i have ever tasted period……… Reply sean March 18th, 2010 this is the best burger hands down Reply mike April 28th, 2010 i miss…this burger…. rip angry whopper…rip… Reply Lynn May 28th, 2011 These are so good, I just had one today. They are back at BK! Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Current day month ye@r * Leave this field empty * Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.