'Whopperito' What? Everything You Need to Know About Burger King's Whopper Burrito
In their never-ending quest to innovate, fast food chains have come up with some seriously weird creations. From Pizza Hut's hot dog crust to Taco Bell's waffle taco, some bizarre products have hit storefronts in recent years. The latest is Burger King's "Whopperrito":
What the heck is a Whopperrito? Well, it's a Whopper—inside a burrito. Disgusted yet intrigued? Us too. Here's what you need to know.
1. The Whopperrito is Currently Available at a Select Number of Burger King Locations
The Whopperrito is not available nationwide. It seems Burger King is currently testing the product in a few select locations. One where it has been confirmed to be on the menu is a Burger King in Hermitage, Pennsylvania.
2. The Recipe is Surprisingly Straightforward
If you're familiar with the ingredients of a standard Whopper with cheese, the contents of the Whopperrito won't come as much of a surprise. The ingredients include flame-grilled beef, cheese, tomatoes, lettuce, mayo, ketchup, pickles and white onions. The main differences are that the Whopperrito uses a tortilla instead of a bun and a "cheese sauce" instead of a slice of american cheese. A staff member at the Hermitage Burger King store told STACK it contains the same amount of beef you'd find in a Whopper.
3. You Probably Shouldn't Eat It
If you're trying to stay in shape, you probably shouldn't go anywhere near a Whopperrito.
A Whopper with cheese contains roughly 700 calories, 15 grams of saturated fat and 1,030 mg of sodium. While nixing the bun of the Whopper could be a smart nutritional move, since it alone contains 230 calories and 410 mg of sodium, the tortilla that the Whopperito replaces it with likely fills that void. According to the company's website, the tortilla they use in their Egg-Normous Burrito (which is probably similar, if not identical, to the one used in the Whopperrito) contains 200 calories and 510 mg of sodium. High-fat foods such as the Whopper and the Whopperito can take several hours to digest and leave you feeling sluggish.