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Are Burger King’s New Ghost Pepper Nuggets Even That Spicy?
Here’s what the internet had to say.
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Burger King has a couple of exciting nuggets of news for two different kinds of chicken nugget lovers: those who avoid meat and those who embrace heat.
Those in the first category will be pleased to hear that, starting on October 11, the fast-food chain will begin testing Impossible Nuggets Made from Plants in select markets nationwide, including Des Moines, Boston and Miami. The plant-based chicken nuggets will be available as an eight-piece order — with a dipping sauce of your choice.
The move makes Burger King the first quick-serve restaurant to test Impossible Foods’ plant-based nuggets, which the company describes as having “the savory taste of a family favorite, with a golden-brown crispy breading on the outside and a tender, juicy bite on the inside.”
Burger King and Impossible previously teamed up, in 2019, to add a plant-based Impossible patty and Impossible Whopper to BK menus.
“So,” Ellie Doty, chief marketing officer of Burger King North America said in a news release, “it’s only fitting we’re the first global QSR to test the Impossible Nuggets.”
“We’re excited to hear what our guests in the test markets think of this latest innovation,” Doty added.
And for heat-craving nugget lovers who are not averse to meat? Burger King is launching an innovative new menu item for them, too: Ghost Pepper Chicken Nuggets, which will be available nationwide starting on October 11, though only for a limited time.
The white meat breaded chicken nuggets that have been “kicked up with fiery ghost pepper,” are “the perfect balance between flavor and heat,” the fast-food chain boasts.
There has been some skepticism amongst fast-food fans online whether Burger King’s new nuggets will be really, you know, ghost-pepper-level spicy. (Ghost peppers are purported to be the world’s hottest peppers and to merit a very cautious approach, in case you didn’t know.)
“There is a trend in fast food to call everything spicy ghost pepper in order to drum up hype. Does anyone know if this is actually that spicy?” wondered one commenter on reddit.
Advance reviews indicate that Burger King did not, in fact, stint on the heat.
“Ooooh. Whoa. Very spicy,” declared YouTuber Ian K, taking his first bite of the hot new nuggets in a recent video on his Peep This Out channel. “Wow, a little bit of a creeper right there. I wasn’t really getting too much heat but, oh, man … mmm … these are heated.”
“Overall, I think the spice level is actually perfect for a mainstream ghost pepper chicken nugget,” opined Timmy Timato on the YouTube channel Timmy’s Takeout. “It’s not too spicy but it does get the job done. It is spicy.”
Heat seekers can wait until October 11 to try the Ghost Pepper Chicken Nuggets themselves or get early access as a BK Royal Perks member on the BK app. You can currently get an eight-piece order of Ghost Pepper Chicken Nuggets, which comes with two dips of your choice, via the app for $1.49 each, or a four-piece order, with one dip of your choice, for $1.19.
And yeah, they sound like a great way to celebrate Halloween, unless you’re afraid of g-g-ghost peppers.
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We Tried Burger King's New Ghost Pepper Chicken Nuggets. Here's How It Went
It would be a huge understatement to say that ghost peppers are spicy. They're not the world's hottest pepper, sure, but they're up there. Ghost peppers are certainly hot enough to be painful, hot enough to be the subject of a dare, and hot enough to boil water. Well, maybe not that last one, but believe us when we say that they're seriously hot.
The spiciness of a pepper is measured in Scoville heat units (SHU), so just to give you an idea of how a ghost pepper compares to a jalapeño , ghost peppers are 1,041,427 SHU while the hottest jalapeño is a pathetic 8,000, according to PepperHead . So ghost peppers aren't just spicy — they're one of the spiciest peppers in the world.
That said, it might be a bit of a reach for Burger King to call its new product "Ghost Pepper Chicken Nuggets." Anything with "ghost pepper" right in the name had better be so spicy that you need a six-pack of something close at hand to cool down your mouth after the first bite. If it's not that spicy, it doesn't deserve the name.
So, Burger King, a proud American fast food joint famous for a slate of decidedly un-spicy menu items, wouldn't choose such an ambitious name for its nuggets if they didn't live up to the ghost pepper reputation, right? So we tried these nuggets with an open mind and, shall we say, certain expectations. Here's what we found.
What's in the Burger King Ghost Pepper Chicken Nuggets?
Burger King's Ghost Pepper Chicken Nuggets are made of the same basic stuff as their run-of-the-mill chicken nuggets, which is to say that they're made up of white meat chicken with a crispy coating. That's kind of what we expected since it's not like Burger King is going to go back to the days when most fast food places made their nuggets out of nondescript pressed chicken parts. What's different about these nuggets is the spice profile, which supposedly comes from actual ghost peppers . Supposedly.
You can get your Ghost Pepper Chicken Nuggets with any of the usual chicken nugget sauces on offer at Burger King , including BBQ, honey mustard, ranch, sweet & sour, zesty, and Buffalo. That was actually a bit of a disappointing discovery because we had assumed that Burger King might want to elevate their new chicken nuggets with a unique sauce. Consider how a similarly hot Caribbean jerk or curry sauce would compliment the super spicy flavor we'd been prepping for, and you'll see why we were a bit disappointed on that front. But nope, you just get an ordinary selection of ordinary dipping sauces for this brand-new menu item. Yawn.
Anyway, after we got over our initial disappointment we decided to go with the Buffalo sauce because hey, why not make a spicy thing even spicier?
How much do they cost?
Burger King's Ghost Pepper Chicken Nuggets come in packs of either four or eight. Prices vary depending on where you are, but at our local Burger King a four-pack was $1 and the eight pack was a comparative bargain at $1.49. Notably, this is the same price as the eight pack of regular chicken nuggets, so it's not like you have to be spendy if you decide to choose the ghost pepper version.
Also, depending on where you are, you may have to pay an extra 25 cents for certain dipping sauces. According to commenters on Reddit , asking for extra sauce will potentially set you back a quarter (though that may depend on the manager in charge at a given franchise). All this means that you don't need to do a sauce taste test or anything similar if you're trying to be extra thrifty.
If you're hungry, you can also order your nuggets as part of a meal, which includes the usual fries and a drink in small, medium, or large sizes. For an eight-piece nugget meal, the price we got was $3.99 for a small, $4.49 for a medium, and $4.99 for a large. If you're in New York you can expect to pay a bit more, as the prices we got for an NYC location were $6.99 for a small, $7.49 for a medium, and $7.99 for a large.
Where and when are they available?
Burger King's website is being a bit cagey on how long these nuggets will be on the menu. Their chief marketing officer said "for a limited time," which is usually code for "we'll keep them around if they're profitable and pull them if they're not." Now, we do know that Burger King is playing up the whole "ghost" thing with an ad that features a couple of not-very-scary-looking ghosts apparently haunting an eight-piece order of Ghost Pepper Chicken Nuggets. Given that, we're guessing that this may be a Halloween feature for the time being.
Burger King does say their Ghost Pepper Chicken Nuggets are available nationwide, so you should be able to order them from your local restaurant. However, we did find it a bit odd that Burger King doesn't seem to be rolling this thing out with much enthusiasm. When we placed the order at our local drive thru, we asked for the "Ghost Pepper Chicken Nuggets" and got kind of worried when the Burger King employee seemed confused.
They said, "Oh, you mean spicy nuggets?" as if there is a less-spicy chicken nugget on the menu and they knew nothing about the Ghost Pepper Nuggets. We felt that we had to clarify that we wanted the ghost pepper variety. You could nearly hear the cashier's eyes roll through the drive-thru machine when they replied, "Yes, the Ghost Pepper Chicken Nuggets."
How does it compare to other popular items on the Burger King menu?
All told, Burger King's Ghost Pepper Nuggets don't really have much that sets them apart from the other chicken-based menu items at Burger King. Our order was packaged in exactly the same way as any other Burger King chicken nugget order. They arrived with no fanfare, no warning labels, or anything you might expect to see on a food item with potentially more than 1 million Scoville units .
The nuggets themselves do look a little redder than a typical Burger King chicken nugget, but we're pretty sure that's not because of the ghost peppers. There also seem to be more flecks of spice in the breading but, other than that, they're obviously made in the same machine as all of the other BK chicken nuggets.
When it came to flavor, they tasted pretty similar to Burger King's other nuggets, too. That said, for obvious reasons, they were slightly more similar to the patty in the Burger King Spicy Ch'King sandwich , though without so much of the crispy coating. But, to be fair, just about everything at Burger King does have a similar flavor, in the sense that it may have all been cooked in the same oil. That makes it hard to really draw a clear and distinct line between the flavors of any of the BK chicken items.
What's the nutritional value?
Don't expect you're going to blow your diet on the calories with the Ghost Pepper Chicken Nuggets. According to Burger King , the calorie profile of these chicken nuggets is pretty similar to the calorie profile of the regular chicken nuggets, though a four-piece serving of the ghost pepper nuggets somehow has about 20 fewer calories than a same-size serving of Burger King's original chicken nuggets. And bizarrely, the eight-piece order of the ghost pepper variety has 64 calories more calories than an eight-piece order of original nuggets.
You won't be at all surprised to hear that the eight-piece order also packs almost 28 grams of fat and 900 milligrams of sodium. Then again, practically no one eats chicken nuggets for health reasons, right? The eight-piece bag does have 17 grams of protein, so you can at least say you're getting some of that vital nutrient alongside the salt and fat.
And of course, you can already guess just how much the fat, calories, and sodium count skyrockets if you decide to get these with fries and a sugary soft drink . A small order maxes out at 1,102 calories, a medium at 1,330, and a large is a whopping 1,558.
Did we like Burger King's ghost pepper chicken nuggets?
Let's say upfront that we like our food spicy. Maybe not ghost pepper spicy, but we put habanero in jerk chicken and enjoy a London-style vindaloo , so we are not strangers to mouth-on-fire food. So, it's possible there's a tolerance issue coming between us and our ability to comment on the spiciness of this product, but we don't think so.
Truly spicy food requires the presence of liquid or something salty to help cool the fire and add balance. It also makes your lips burn and lingers in your mouth for a long time. With that criteria, the Burger King Ghost Pepper Chicken Nuggets were not hot. They had a mild kick, but nothing that could be described as lingering painfully or setting one's lips on fire. In fact, the Buffalo sauce we got alongside the Ghost Pepper Chicken Nuggets was actually spicier than the nuggets themselves.
Ultimately, these nuggets failed the water test. We did not have to drink any liquid to get through the whole bag of nuggets. Don't misunderstand us, please, as we did like them. It's even fair to say that we liked these nuggets enough that we would choose them over BK's original chicken nuggets. But the designation of "Ghost Pepper" is just wrong here. Heck, these wouldn't even qualify as a "Jalapeno Pepper" chicken nugget. "Spicy Chicken Nuggets," sure. Maybe the eye-rolling drive-thru cashier was onto something.
Burger King Introduces New Ghost Pepper Nuggets
Burger King offers a new spicy twist on their fan-favorite Chicken Nuggets with the introduction of new Ghost Pepper Nuggets .
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Ghost Pepper Nuggets feature white meat chicken kicked up with fiery ghost pepper spice for a balance between flavor and heat.
Available at participating locations beginning on October 11, 2021, Burger King is providing early access to the new Ghost Pepper Nuggets via the BK mobile app starting on October 4 , 2021.
To celebrate the launch, participating locations will be offering 8-piece orders of Ghost Pepper Nuggets for $1.49 each – but only for a limited time. Each 8-piece order includes a choice of two dips. A 4-piece order is also available, but you only get one dip.
Fellow Chewer and YouTube reviewer Peep This Out! picked up an 8-piece order of new Ghost Pepper Nuggets at his local Burger King in Southern California for $1.49. You can check out Ian’s review below for all the ghostly details.
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THINGS are getting spicy at Burger King, as the fast food giant has brought a new brand of chicken nuggets to its menu.
Ahead of Halloween , Burger King is rolling out “Ghost Pepper Nuggets,” which will be available nationwide starting October 11.
However, you might be able to get early access to these hot pieces now if you order through the fast food giant's app.
According to Burger King, the ghost nuggets feature white meat chicken surrounded by “fiery ghost pepper.”
Youtuber Peep THIS OUT! recently tried the spicy nuggets – and let’s just say he needed a drink of water following his first bite.
“Woah, very spicy,” the Youtuber with nearly 35,000 subscribers said.
“I wasn’t getting really too much heat but that’s actually kicking up even further with water.”
On Twitter, one user tried Burger King’s new spicy nuggets and said: “The burger king ghost pepper nuggets are OK I like them better than their regular spicy nuggets.”
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The Youtuber purchased an eight-piece of the Ghost Pepper Nuggets for $1.49 at a local Burger King in Southern California.
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Burger King To Test Out Impossible Nuggets and Launch Ghost Pepper Nuggets
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After a successful release of the “Impossible Whopper,” Burger King will be conducting a test run of Impossible Food’s plant-based chicken nuggets across America in cities such as De Moines, Boston and Miami. Aside from the latest plant-based menu item, BK will also be serving up its new Ghost Pepper Chicken Nuggets nationwide for a limited time only.
With eight pieces per order and a choice of dipping sauce, the nuggets boast a coating of golden-brown crispy breading wrapped around a juicy plump center. On the other hand, the Ghost pepper Chicken Nuggets are formed with tender white meat chicken encased in breading seasoned with spicy hot ghost pepper.
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Burger King adding Ghost Pepper Chicken Nuggets nationwide, starting Impossible Nuggets test
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Burger King is making some changes to its chicken nuggets.
Ahead of Halloween, the fast-food chain said it is rolling out new Ghost Pepper Chicken Nuggets nationwide and also testing a chicken-free nugget.
Burger King said Wednesday it will be the first global quick-service restaurant brand to test the plant-based nuggets from Impossible Foods, which also developed the chain's Impossible Whopper that debuted in 2019 .
The Impossible Nuggets will be tested for a limited time at select restaurants in three markets – Des Moines, Iowa; Boston; and Miami – starting Monday and available in an eight-piece order with a choice of a dipping sauce.
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“This isn’t the first time we’ve teamed up with Impossible to make waves in the industry,” Ellie Doty, Burger King North America chief marketing officer, said in a statement. “So, it’s only fitting we’re the first global QSR (quick-service restaurant) to test the Impossible Nuggets. We’re excited to hear what our guests in the test markets think of this latest innovation.”
Burger King notes the nuggets are made from plants but "cooked in the same oil as meat and cheese products."
Burger King is not the first chain to test a plant-based chicken. In 2019, KFC tested Beyond Fried Chicken at one of its Atlanta restaurants, which sold out in five hours.
In early September, Impossible Foods announced its new nuggets would be carried by Walmart, Kroger, Albertsons, Safeway and other stores by the end of September and at more than 10,000 grocery stores by the end of 2021.
How to try Burger King's spicy nuggets
The Ghost Pepper Chicken Nuggets are another limited item but this item will be available at Burger King restaurants nationwide. The nuggets are made with white meat chicken and spiced with fiery ghost peppers.
Members of the chain’s Royal Perks loyalty program get access to the spicy nuggets in the BK app starting Wednesday before it debuts on Monday.
Burger King says it’s the first time it’s giving its members “an exclusive first look to a brand-new menu item, and it won’t be the last.”
Members earn 10 Crowns for each $1 spent on their purchases at participating restaurants. Sign up at Bk.com/signup .
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BK brings the heat with Ghost Pepper Nuggets
Given the multi-decade age of the chicken nugget, its interesting to see so many brands still taking a crack at updating and evolving the humbled chicken bite. Both Popeye’s and Arby’s recently staked their claim, while who could forget last years Spicy McNuggets , which sold out at many stores in blistering time.
And that’s where Burger King come in, with an all new Ghost Pepper powered nugget – presumably looking to score some of the Golden Arches’ success. The new BK nuggets cost $1.29 for a four piece order, with the King promising, “white meat chicken kicked up with fiery ghost pepper, our Ghost Pepper Chicken Nuggets are the perfect balance between flavor and heat.”
BK isn’t topping there though, news recently came out that the chain are testing Impossible Foods brand of plant-based nuggets. The tests will hit Des Moines, Iowa, Boston, and Miami and comes two years on from the Impossible Whopper release – which still remains on menus to this day. Check out our own review on our sister site here .
Have you tried either of these new releases? Let us know how they rate in the comments below!
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Burger King introduces limited Ghost Pepper Chicken and Impossible Nuggets
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The American fast-food chain Burger King announced two new menu items including Ghost Pepper Chicken Nuggets and Impossible Nuggets for a limited time.
Burger King is known for delighting their customers with delicious meals and new menu items, celebrating different holidays during the year.
Ahead of Halloween, Burger King launched Ghost Pepper Chicken Nuggets, available nationwide since Monday, Oct. 11.
The meal consists of a 4-piece or 8-piece chicken nuggets, made with white meat chicken that perfectly balance flavor and heat. The meal can be purchased in different sizes. As an entrée the 4-piece is $1.00 and the 8-piece is $1.49. The 8-piece Ghost Pepper Chicken Nuggets small meal costs $3.99, the medium meal is $4.49, and the large meal is $4.99. Also, customers can add their favorite dipping sauces like BBQ, honey mustard, ranch zesty, buffalo, and sweet & sour dipping sauce, according to the Burger King website.
Customers are able to try the limited menu item by ordering through the Burger King app.
“I had purchased the Ghost Pepper Chicken Nuggets before it came out through the Burger King app. The nuggets don’t necessarily smell hot or anything like spicy, and everyone else that does spicy it’s not super spicy, but those nuggets are hot,” said George Valenzuela, a former UTEP student. “And they made these nuggets fresh, so it tastes pretty good. You can combine it with any sauce; I had chosen ranch dressing, and the taste is very delicious.”
The breading texture is crunchy; the nuggets have a light flavor and are seasoned so that the nuggets can be eaten with or without dipping sauce. The white meat is smoked and finely ground.
Another new item on the Burger King menu is the Impossible Nuggets, made of plant-based chicken.
The Impossible Nuggets will not be available nationwide. This meal will only be available to customers for a limited time in Des Moines, Iowa, Boston, and Miami.
Burger King will test Impossible Foods meals nuggets in several markets, making it the first fast-food chain to offer the company’s new chicken alternative, according to CNBC.com website.
This is not the first time that Burger King released their Impossible Foods. Burger King also offers the Impossible Whopper, a plant-based and protein-filled patty, which was released August 2019.
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Burger King introduces Halloween bucket, brings back Ghost Pepper Whopper
Spooky season is going to be royally spicy.
On Oct. 2, Burger King confirmed to TODAY.com that it will be debuting a Halloween bucket for a limited time in select markets. The trick-or-treating buckets are clearly competing with McDonald’s Boo Buckets , which typically return to stores at the start of the month.
Beginning on Oct. 13 — which just so happens to be Friday the 13th — select Burger King restaurants in a few metropolitan areas will be offering limited-edition, glow-in-the-dark “Trick-or-Heat” buckets inspired by Burger King’s ghost pepper menu additions, which will be available a day prior. Customers in the following cities can take home the bucket with any purchase for $1: Nashville, Tennessee; Las Vegas, Nevada; Charlotte, North Carolina; and Atlanta, Georgia.
On the nationwide front, you can snag a new limited-edition Burger King Halloween crown with a purchase, while supplies last.
Burger King ’s spicy new menu additions
Burger King also announced it will be ushering in October with the launch of two “ghostly” menu additions — except this specter is of the pepper variety. Starting Oct. 12, customers can enjoy the fan-favorite Ghost Pepper Whopper as well as a brand-new menu item: Ghost Pepper Chicken Fries.
“For the first time, the signature heat of the ghost pepper comes to the brand’s iconic Chicken Fries, which have seen various innovations over the years,” Burger King said in a press release. Ghost Pepper Chicken Fries will be available in 4-, 8- and 12-piece options with the customer’s choice of dipping sauce.
This is far from the first time Burger King has added a little something extra to its Chicken Fries, debuting past flavors like Spicy Chicken Fries, Buffalo Chicken Fries and Jalapeño Chicken Fries, and well as milder options like Chicken & Waffle Fries and Chicken Parm Fries , which were tested in Massachusetts-area Burger Kings earlier this year.
As previously mentioned, the Ghost Pepper Whopper is making a comeback after its introduction in 2022.
The Ghost Pepper Whopper features a flame-grilled 100% beef patty topped with spicy queso, jalapeños, bacon and ghost pepper cheese which is placed in a toasted orange bun topped with black sesame seeds for a distinctly Halloween-themed color scheme. It will be available for a limited time while supplies last.
“Earlier this year, we asked Guests if we should bring back the Ghost Pepper Whopper or introduce Ghost Pepper Chicken Fries,” Pat O’Toole, Burger King North America’s chief marketing officer, said in a press release. “The results were split, so we’re adding both products to our menus nationwide this Halloween season, giving Guests multiple ways to enjoy the perfect combination of flavor and heat.”
A spicy Burger king deal
From Oct. 13 to 31, customers can score a smorgasbord of food as well with Burger King’s Halloween deal. Royal Perks members using Burger King’s app or website can score a Ghost Pepper Whopper, a 4-piece Ghost Pepper Chicken Fry, small French fries, small fountain beverage and a Hershey Sundae Pie for $13. Customers who prefer a milder experience can swap out non-spicy versions of the Whopper or Fries at will.
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Food: Burger King Is Selling Ghost Pepper Chicken Nuggets
Burger king is selling ghost pepper chicken nuggets.
Burger King's chicken nuggets aren't as popular as the ones at other fast food places. Uproxx.com recently ranked them 15th overall. So I guess the idea here is to just make them insanely SPICY and see what happens.
Burger King is now selling GHOST PEPPER nuggets for a limited time. You can already get them if you're a rewards member on their app. Everyone else will be able to order them next Monday.
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In non-spicy news: They're also testing meatless IMPOSSIBLE nuggets at three locations starting next week.
They'll only be available at select Burger Kings in Boston, Miami, and Des Moines, Iowa.
Pop-Tarts Is Releasing an Eggo Waffle Flavor
There's a new breakfast combo on the way that's either very intriguing . . . or something that just feels wrong, in an incestuous way. Pop-Tarts and Eggo are teaming up to create a new product.
It's a Pop-Tart with a Frosted Maple Syrup flavor. But that's not all. It has a "buttery-yellow crust that's reminiscent of an Eggo waffle." And they're topped with white and yellow icing.
They'll be in stores by December, and a box of eight will cost $2.99. By the way, Pop-Tarts and Eggo are both Kellogg's brands.
Why Doesn’t Chipotle Serve Dessert?
Hey, Chipotle fans – ever notice that there are no sweets on the menu? Sure, the chain is known for rapid-fire tex-mex, but those in the known say there might be several reasons why desserts have never been available.
For one, McDonald’s was a major Chipotle investor from 1998-2005 and tried to push Chipotle to offer breakfast items and drive-thrus. When that didn’t work out, McDonald’s bailed out of the partnership. But even as recently as 2019, Chipotle reiterated that they’re not interested in serving breakfast because it might interfere with the lunchtime rush. So what does that have to do with desserts?
Actually, the chain has been toying with adding dessert menu items that include fried fritters (bunuelos), a Mexican chocolate shake, and an apple dipping sauce but none of these have passed the test with the execs in charge.
- The Mexican Shake actually showed up at Chipotle’s NYC test kitchen in 2018 but it didn’t make the cut.
- The bunuelos bombed after a regional introduction in 2017 and this was during the time Chipotle was having a PR nightmare with E. coli outbreak, and the reviews were not great.
Still, hope isn’t lost – word is that the company it still experimenting so don’t lose hope!
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Burger King Now Has Ghost Pepper Chicken Nuggets For Those Who Like A Little Spice In Their Life
Burger King is celebrating Halloween with a snack loved by ghosts.
Here’s introducing Burger King’s hottest chicken nuggets, Ghost Pepper flavored chicken.
Orange colored nuggets made with white meat and spiced with fiery ghost peppers, these bite-sized nuggets are only for those with a hot tongue.
The new and limited edition chicken nuggets that are noticeably spicier than Burger King’s other variety nuggets are made to be paired with bottle of milk or nothing at all if you can stand it.
Take a bite if you dare, keep tissues on hand for watery eyes and don’t say that you haven’t been warned about the heat your tastebuds are about to discover.
Snag a bag through the app or through the drive-thru.
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We Tried Burger King's Ghost Pepper Whopper & Here's How Spicy It Actually Is
Bk's spooky new special is now available nationwide and packs a surprising punch. here's our review..
Published on 10/14/2022 at 3:47 PM
If there's one thing Burger King is going to do, it's celebrate spooky season. Last year, the fast food favorite celebrated Halloween with the premiere of Ghost Pepper Nuggets . This year, it's doubling down on the Zak Bagans lifestyle with the launch of a Ghost Pepper Whopper , available at locations nationwide starting October 13, as well as a "ghost hunting" feature that can land you BOGO Whoppers on its app.
If you're spice-averse or heartburn-prone, the mere mention of the ghost pepper could be enough to send your spine into shivers. The ghost pepper, also known as bhut jolokia in its native India, is one of the world's hottest peppers . Its Scoville rating ranges from 850,000 to 1,050,000 units, almost 30x higher than cayenne pepper, so I can't blame you if you're feeling apprehensive about giving it a try even as a surge of food brands add it to their menus.
So let's get the question of the hour: Just how spicy is Burger King's Ghost Pepper Whopper? As a spicy food fanatic myself, I had to know. I hopped in the car and headed straight to the nearest BK drive-thru to discover the truth.
How spicy is Burger King's Ghost Pepper Whopper?
Let's start with the basics: What exactly is on this thing, and which ingredients bring the heat? The Ghost Pepper Whopper begins with a single standard flame-grilled Whopper patty topped with bacon, crispy jalapeños, spicy queso sauce, and Ghost Pepper cheese. Bringing it all together is a vibrant orange Whopper bun covered in black sesame seeds.
That's a whole bunch of ingredients, but it's three of them partnering to serve up Scovilles: the jalapeños, queso, and Ghost Pepper cheese. Collectively, they bring a slow burn of heat that you don't pick up on immediately post-bite but lingers on your palate and collectively increases as you continue eating.
The level of heat also varies depending on how much queso any given bite features. My first bite was dominated by the smokiness of BK's signature flame-broiled patty, with a background of the bacon, but my second bite brought more heat as I encountered the queso, which seemed to be responsible for the majority of the sandwich's spiciness. To be honest, the heat of the Ghost Pepper cheese was overshadowed by the queso, and the jalapeños primarily made themselves known via their crunchy texture rather than their flavor.
All of that is to say that, even as a spicy food enthusiast, I needed to take a couple of breaks to reset my palate and dilute the spice with a sip of Sprite or a handful of fries. By the time I was done, I could definitely feel the burn, though it was still a pretty manageable level of heat overall. This sandwich packs a genuine punch, but it's not overdoing it—you won't be heading to the ER, but you also won't be bored. It strikes an excellent middle ground that might serve as a bit of a letdown for Hot Ones wannabes but remains appealing to a relatively wide range of heat tolerances.
Now that we got spice out of the way let's touch on the other ingredients. The Ghost Pepper Whopper comes on a saturated orange bun generously studded with black sesame seeds. The visual effect gives you all the Halloween feels as long as you don't think too long or hard about whatever food dyes were used to make the bun so colorful. The bun's flavor was pretty bland, if slightly artificial-tasting (probably due to the dyes) and the texture was a bit drier than your typical burger bun. That said, the bun's dryness helped make it a solid base for the multitude of toppings adorning it and allowed the burger to be much less messy than one might expect of something slathered in queso.
The meat itself on my burger wasn't especially memorable—not bad, but not great either, possibly a bit under-seasoned. When combined with the bacon, however, the natural smokiness of the flame-broiled patty complements the heat coming from the queso and Ghost Pepper cheese very nicely, rounding out a very satisfying flavor profile overall. As a former vegetarian who typically prefers the Impossible Whopper to the original, I can't say I feel like I'm missing much by generally sticking to the plant-based alternative.
Should you get it?
OK, that was a lot of words. Is the Burger King Ghost Pepper Whopper actually good? My definitive answer is yes. The heat was there, the flavor was satisfying, and you'd be challenged to try and find a fast food burger out there right now that has a similar overall impact. Compared to an original Whopper, I did find myself missing the freshness of tomatoes and lettuce and the acid of pickle slices. I also still prefer mayo as a burger's creamy element to this burger's queso. That said, I didn't find the Ghost Pepper Whopper particularly heavy or a grease bomb like I feared it might be. Overall, if you can handle the heat, I'd say it mostly lives up to the hype.
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Burger King Ghost pepper nuggets
Burger King announced their new Ghost Pepper Chicken Nuggets, made with premium white meat chicken and ghost pepper seasoning for a moderate spiciness that lingers without burning. The combination of flavors is designed to tantalize your taste buds and provide an enjoyable experience breading is crispy, with a granular breadcrumb texture flecked with occasional bits of flaky panko. The chicken inside is moist and finely ground, with a meaty texture. These nuggets are available nationwide for a limited time.
BK Ghost pepper nugget’s price
Note: Prices may vary by location and are subject to change.
Nutrition of Pepper Nuggets
For the serving size of 4 pieces (73g) of Burger King’s Ghost Pepper Nuggets:
And for the larger serving sizes:
BK ghost pepper nuggets end date
Burger King has announced that its popular Ghost Pepper Nuggets will be available for a limited time only, with the promotion ending on November 18th, 2023 . Fans of the spicy nuggets will need to act fast to try them before they’re gone. Don’t miss out on this flavorful and fiery treat while it’s still available!
BK Ghost Pepper nuggets ingredients
The ingredients in these chicken nuggets are:
The nuggets are also coated in a spicy ghost pepper sauce and covered in a home-style breading.
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Are BK ghost pepper nuggets hot?
Yes, BK’s ghost pepper nuggets are hot. They have a heat rating of 1,000 on the Scoville scale.
Burger King Unveils “Trick-Or-Heat” Buckets & Announces Ghost Pepper's Return
BK comin' in h-h-h-hot!
Move over, McDonald's — Burger King has their very own spooky Halloween bucket this year called the "Trick-or-Heat Bucket." And dare I say it? It's even cooler than MickeyD's Boo Buckets. Even better still, Burger King also announced the return of their popular Ghost Pepper Whopper. Because nothing says " spooky season " like tummy troubles while trick-or-treating with your kids , right? Whatevs, worth it . Before you go and plan a family fast food trip, though, a quick disclaimer: Check your local BK! Trick-or-Heat buckets are only available in select markets.
Now for a little fast food history . While Burger King and McDonald's are often seen as (and are) competitors in the fast food realm , they don't typically "act like it." In recent years, they've each recognized and stuck with their own approach to fast food. The fact of the matter is that sometimes you crave a Whopper or Chicken Fries. And sometimes you crave... something else.
However, Burger King might just be reigniting the fire between the two competitors with their newest launch. After all, who doesn't need a trick-or-treat bucket? And who wouldn't want one a little different than the same thing everyone used a generation ago? While the aforementioned Boo Buckets are often bright and cutesy, Burger King's Trick-or-Heat buckets are a little more, well, emo.
The black buckets, perfect for tons of Halloween loot, are decorated peppers and pepper-stemmed ghosts, done in mostly white with a touch of red. There's no better way to say it: They're more Halloween-y.
The ghosts and peppers are both nods to the return of the Ghost Pepper Whopper. Starting Oct. 12, all Burger Kings will offer up spooky, spicy Ghost Pepper Whoppers and Ghost Pepper Chicken Fries. The Ghost Pepper Whopper features BK's classic flame-grilled 100% beef patty (this time topped with spicy queso), jalapeños, bacon, and (you guessed it) ghost pepper cheese. The burger's contents come on an orange bun topped with black sesame seeds so you can fully embrace spooky season while chowing down.
Meanwhile, the ghost pepper chicken fries may be a brand first, but it's certainly not the first time Burger King has played around with everyone's favorite little snacky snack. Previously, BK has sold Spicy Chicken Fries, Jalapeño Chicken Fries, and Buffalo Chicken Fries. The Ghost Pepper Chicken Fries, however, should be decidedly more spicy given that ghost peppers rate higher than most other peppers on the market.
More interested in the Trick-or-Heat bucket? No worries! If you're not a spicy gal, you can get your bucket without having to partake in any ghost pepper products. The buckets will sell for $1 each but will only be available in select markets. Your best bet at getting your hands on a bucket will be if you live in or visit Atlanta, Charlotte, Las Vegas, or Nashville. And here's further incentive to find 'em: They glow!
As if you need another reason to head to your local Burger King, they're giving it to ya. If you have a Paw Patrol fan in your midst, GO NOW. You're at the tail-end (pun intended) of Burger King and Paw Patrol's collaboration, which launched in late September. Burger King Kids Meals come with one of six different Paw Patrol toys. Each toy pays homage to an individual pup from Paw Patrol , including Sky, Rocky, Chase, Marshall, Liberty, and Rubble.
Who knows? Maybe you can use the toy for Halloween costume inspiration. Rubble on the double!
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Burger King’s Ghost Pepper Whopper Is Scary for the Wrong Reason
The spicy halloween burger on a bright orange bun is bk's latest seasonal offering..
Call it a Halloween tradition of sorts: Burger King ha s come out with another seasonally spooky burger, the limited-time-only Ghost Pepper Whopper, a vailable now through October 31. This Whopper, served on a (rather adorable) bright orange bun with black sesame seeds, features a flame-broiled Whopper patty, ghost pepper cheese, spicy queso, bacon, and crispy jalapeños. It’s nice to see a fast food brand get into the Halloween spirit.
In fact, Burger King has a history of Halloween-themed burgers, such as a ghoulishly gray Ghost Whopper , the Nightmare King ( designed to give you nightmares ), and of course, the notorious Halloween Whopper , which turned people’s turds bright green due to the food coloring in its bun. I can independently confirm this side effect. ( Sorry, BK, people are going to dig out that old chestnut every Halloween through the end of time.)
Burger King let me sample the new Ghost Pepper Whopper , a sandwich that starts off with a surprise. T he first thing you’ll notice upon unwrapping it is just how orange the bun is. If in the photo above the bun looks as if it’s got merely a burnt sienna brioche hue, that is your mind playing tricks on you, adjusting the color to be more aligned with what it understands burger buns to be . Make no mistake, i t is actually straight- up pumpkin orange. Which is a wesome.
I will forever apologize for these gnarly lid -off sandwich photos, but we’ll chalk them up to thorough journalism. As you can see in the photo above , it’s not an overdressed sandwich, and there are no extraneous elements like lettuce or tomato. T he only green involved is fried jalapeño chips, which popped up on McDonald’s menu this past summer . This Whopper is just cheese, bacon, those chips, and a spicy queso that is essentially nacho cheese sauce.
If that looks or sounds dry, well, you’re right. The perimeter of the burger is bone dry, which means you’ll be acutely aware of how dull plain commodity ground beef can be. (M y burger was weirdly unsalted, which is funny, because they’re usually too salted. ) Burger King’s burgers usually come way overdressed, with the top bun playing Slip ‘N Slide in a pool of mayo and ketchup, so having a Whopper on the opposite end of the spectrum feels sad in a different way.
The good news is, the bites of burger loaded with plenty of toppings taste pretty good. It’s mostly the spicy queso that does the heavy lifting here , since it’s the only moisture anywhere on the burger. At first I was unimpressed with the spiciness, but sure enough, the heat grew over time, hitting a respectable medium level by the time I finished my meal . You’ll have to get at least halfway through the burger to know how you feel about it, because while its center was interesting, the outer edges were not. For that reason, I’ll have to knock it down a peg, from a B to a B-.
The Ghost Pepper Whopper either needs more spicy queso sauce or an additional condiment to both season the burger and give it some moisture. Hell, I’m wondering if lettuce and tomato would have even done the trick, though I’m sure those elements would have toned down the overall spiciness, and the heat was sort of the point.
What’s really spooky, however, is the price. At my local Burger King, this thing clocks in at a monstrous $7.99 . The classic Whopper at this location isn’t cheap, either, at $5.49, but promotional items seem to come at a premium. E ight bucks for a funny-looking burger? (We all know exactly how much food you can get elsewhere at a better price .)
So while the burger’s mostly fine when you get the great bites, I’d say Burger King’s Ghost Pepper Whopper is scary for all the wrong reasons. It’s one thing if you’ve got money to burn , but I think that $8 in your pocket can be better served getting a better deal somewhere else . Maybe nothing else as orange, though.
McDonald's Boo Buckets are back: This time with competition from Burger King
McDonald's is bringing back its iconic Boo Buckets for Happy Meals this Halloween, but this time, with competition.
The buckets, which have been a cultural phenomenon across the country since the 1980s, have been brought back sporadically over the years. Last year was the first time since 2016 that the Boo Buckets made their spooky return to McDonald's stores.
Four different designs will be available: Skeleton; Mummy; Monster; and Vampire, which is making its return for the first time since the original buckets in 1986.
The buckets, intended to work as trick-or-treating baskets, too, have been a national favorite amongst McDonald's customers.
However, Burger King is giving McDonald's a run for its money by offering a Trick-or-Heat bucket to advertise the comeback of ghost pepper menu items, starting on Oct. 13. The bucket will be available at select metropolitan locations in Atlanta; Nashville, Tennessee; Las Vegas; and Charlotte, North Carolina. The buckets can be scored for $1 with any purchase at participating locations.
The menu additions include Ghost Pepper Chicken Fries and, of course, a Ghost Pepper Whopper.
Where do I get a Boo Bucket from McDonald's?
The Boo Bucket Halloween Meals will make their highly anticipated comeback on Oct. 17. The buckets will be available at participating locations while supplies last or through Oct. 31.
The Boo Buckets come with Happy Meals that are ordered in the restaurant or on the app, with the three classic options: four- or six-piece nuggets or a hamburger. The meals also come with fries or apple slices and a drink.
Boo Buckets are included in the price of the Happy Meal at each location as they replace the toy that comes with each kid's meal.
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Burger King's Ghost Pepper Chicken Fries + Whopper Review: Are These Spicy Menu Items Tricks Or Treats?
Posted: October 13, 2023 | Last updated: October 13, 2023
Burger King is celebrating Halloween this year with two menu items featuring a ghost that is sure to spice things up -- beware the Ghost Pepper Chicken Fries and the Ghost Pepper Whopper. The Whopper was first introduced in 2022 for a limited time, and for this year's follow-up, Burger King asked its customers to decide its next ghost pepper menu item : Shall it be the return of the king, the Ghost Pepper Whopper, or should its line of Chicken Fries get a similar treatment? The results were split down the middle, so Burger King decided to give the people what they wanted — both! Pat O'Toole, chief marketing officer of Burger King North America, said in a statement , "We're adding both products to our menus nationwide this Halloween season, giving guests multiple ways to enjoy the perfect combination of flavor and heat."
Are the Ghost Pepper Chicken Fries and Ghost Pepper Whopper wicked treats that scare up new fun tastes, or are they slick tricks that will turn out to haunt stomachs well beyond the smashing of Halloween's pumpkins? We hit up our local BK haunt to see if the only thing we had to fear about these new Ghost Pepper items was fear itself. Here's our chew and review.
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What Do Burger King's Ghost Pepper Chicken Fries Taste Like?
As the new kid on the ghost pepper block, this new take on Chicken Fries has more to prove than the Ghost Pepper Whopper does, which has been there, done that, and has been raised from the dead for a victory lap. Spicy Chicken Fries isn't exactly a revelation for Burger King, as we've seen them in multiple forms including Buffalo and jalapeño flavors, and the ghost pepper is finally joining that esteemed list.
How the Ghost Pepper Chicken Fries stack up against those spicy Chicken Fries that came before is hard to say, but as the new and current only alternative to standard Chicken Fries, they are a nice option for a change of pace. Chicken Fries are essentially elongated chicken nuggets with a thicker coating more like that of a chicken finger. This ensures that no matter how long they've been sitting around, they will remain crunchy. While there's only a small amount of chicken with each fry, it stays mostly moist, offering a nice counter to the crispy exterior. The Ghost Pepper Chicken Fries are slightly more orange and feature prominent black flecks that let you know the heat is coming. They have a bit of a spicy kick that is more peppy than it is engulfing. While it brings a flash of heat, it doesn't linger or require quick sips of soda.
What Does Burger King's Ghost Pepper Whopper Taste Like?
Burger King's Ghost Pepper Whopper features an unnaturally bright neon orange hamburger bun with a batty amount of black seeds. It looks like a Halloween joke engineered by Dr. Frankenstein and sold on a shelf at Spirit Halloween. And yet, once you look past its appearance, this gimmick becomes a delicious reality.
The bun shares similar DNA to the usual Whopper bun, which means it's soft and spongy, and a perfect pair of pillows to comfort everything within. What's inside is a lot, which ranges from hot to tangy, crunchy to munchy, and adds up to being 100% delicious. The standard Whopper patty here is covered in its wickedly double helping of soft cheeses -- one being a gooey but not runny queso, and the other a congealed ghost pepper cheese that looks like Velveeta gone mad. On separate tastings, the queso seemed to be the spicier of the two cheeses. Also in on the fun are some truly crispy strips of bacon and some delightful crunchy jalapeños chips, both of which are in generous supply.
After the first few nibbles, we thought, "Oh, this isn't so hot. These ghost peppers aren't anything to be scared of." But as we neared the end of this Whopper, we learned it has a secret dual purpose. While the ghost pepper had been slowly slinking its way to enliven our taste buds , it had also been working to clear our sinuses. The heat from this item was more intense and had more of a linger that surprised us, yet we wanted more.
What Are Burger King's Ghost Pepper Items Made Of?
The Ghost Pepper Chicken Fries feature white meat chicken. A four-piece order nets 140 calories, 9 grams of fat, 15 milligrams of cholesterol, 390 milligrams of sodium, 9 grams of carbohydrates, and 6 grams of protein.
The Ghost Pepper Whopper includes a ¼-pound flame-broiled beef hamburger patty, crispy bacon, crispy jalapeños, melty ghost pepper cheese, and queso sauce. The toasted bun is infused with paprika to achieve a bright orange color and is covered with black sesame seeds. The sandwich has 850 calories, 48 grams of fat, 18 grams of saturated fat, 115 milligrams of cholesterol, 1,670 milligrams of sodium, 63 grams of carbohydrates, 11.4 grams of sugar, and 44 grams of protein.
When, Where, And How To Order Burger King's Ghost Pepper Menu Items
Burger King's Ghost Pepper Chicken Fries and Whopper were released on October 12 at participating locations nationwide. They are available for a limited time only during lunch and dinner hours. Orders can be placed in-store at the counter, drive-thru, and in advance online and through the app. Delivery is also available in many locations.
The Ghost Pepper Chicken Fries are available in packs of four, eight, or 12, and include your choice of dipping sauce. Unlike regular Whoppers, you can't add patties to the Ghost Pepper edition to make it a double or triple. It also doesn't include tomatoes, onions, pickles, lettuce, ketchup, mayo, or mustard, however, you can customize it by adding or removing items. Additional fees may apply for extras.
Both items can be ordered a la carte or in a combo, and for this Halloween season, Burger King has frighteningly gone the extra mile. From Friday the 13th through Halloween, the Digital Exclusive Trick or Heat Meal Bundles can be scared up on the BK website or app. The Bundles include a Ghost Pepper Whopper, four-piece Ghost Pepper Chicken Fry, small french fries, a small beverage, AND a Hershey Sundae Pie for the suggested price of $13. Don't fret ghost pepper haters, the same deal is available for the regular Whopper and Chicken fries. A purchase also entitles you to headgear to show off your sovereign love of these new items: a ghostly, limited-edition Burger King crown.
The Final Verdict
Halloween will be here before we know it, so there's no time to waste if you want to see for yourself if Burger King's Ghost Pepper Chicken Fries and Whopper are scary or not. While candy might be the typical treat for the spooky season, Burger King's new and old ghost-inspired menu items can now be added to the festive feast.
The Ghost Pepper Chicken Fries are a nice entry-level option for those who want a ghost pepper experience they can actually enjoy without breaking any kind of sweat. The Ghost Pepper Whopper is for more advanced sweaters who are ready to blow off some steam and take on a really inventive burger. They are worth ordering as a pair, but to really get into the ghost pepper spirit, we recommend putting a Chicken Fry or two into the Whopper for a third, spine-tingling taste sensation. Forget the candy, we want to go trick-or-treating for Ghost Pepper Whoppers and Chicken Fries this year!
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Burger King Ghost Pepper Nuggets Review | Are They Any Good?
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Have you tried Burger King’s ghost pepper nuggets? If not, then here is a Burger King ghost pepper nuggets review. They’re a limited-time item on Burger King’s menu . Many people got a chance to taste these spicy nuggets. However, those who haven’t tasted it yet will find this review helpful. So, let’s dive in!
Burger King’s ghost pepper nuggets are a limited-time menu item that consists of chicken nuggets coated in a crispy breading and seasoned with ghost pepper. Ghost pepper, also known as chili pepper, is extremely spicy, with a Scoville heat unit rating of over one million. The price for the eight-piece of ghost pepper nuggets is $1.49.
For those who are still looking to taste these ghost pepper nuggets, wait for the holiday season. Most of the time, Burger King brings them back during the holiday period. Also, you can check with your local restaurant to know if they serve these nuggets or not.
So, let’s explore the review for the ghost pepper nuggets. We will also know what’s the spice level for these nuggets and how they are different from regular chicken nuggets. Let’s get started!
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Burger King Ghost Pepper Nuggets Review
Burger King ghost pepper nuggets are fiery little nuggets that have been making waves in the fast food world. Ghost pepper nuggets’ flavor is definitely intense, but it’s not so overpowering that you can’t enjoy the taste of the chicken.
The nuggets are crispy and flavorful, and the heat builds gradually rather than hitting you all at once. I would definitely recommend giving these a try if you’re a fan of spicy food.
Moreover, I articulated some of the reviews from YouTubers and popular websites just for you.
According to mashed.com , “ Burger King Ghost Pepper Chicken Nuggets were not hot. They had a mild kick, but nothing that could be described as lingering painfully or setting one’s lips on fire. In fact, the Buffalo sauce we got alongside the Ghost Pepper Chicken Nuggets was actually spicier than the nuggets themselves. ”
The Central Trend described these nuggets as the perfect mix of spicy and savory. She also appreciated the fact that the nuggets were crispy on the outside and tender on the inside.
According to FoodNetwork , ghost pepper nuggets were impressive by the level of heat. The site also mentioned that the flavor was unique and that the nuggets had a satisfying crunch.
One of the famous YouTubers, Daym Drops ,” the ghost pepper flavor was strong, and the nuggets had a nice crunch.” Overall, the flavor of the nuggets is something different, said by the YouTuber.
First of all, let me start by saying that I love spicy food, so I was really excited to try these nuggets. When I opened the box, I could smell the spicy aroma coming from the nuggets.
The ghost pepper seasoning is no joke – it definitely packs a punch. If you’re not used to spicy food, these nuggets might be too much for you. But if you’re a spice lover like me, you’ll appreciate the intense heat.
One thing I will say is that the spice level does tend to vary from nugget to nugget. Some nuggets were spicier than others, which made for a bit of a surprise with each bite. But overall, I really enjoyed these nuggets and would definitely order them again.
Are Ghost Pepper Nuggets Spicy?
Yes, ghost pepper nuggets are spicy. They definitely bring the heat. They are known for their intense spiciness. So, if you’re someone who has a low tolerance for spice, you should avoid consuming these nuggets.
Now, let’s talk about Scoville ratings. For those who don’t know, the Scoville scale is a measurement of the spiciness of chili peppers. The scale ranges from 0 (no heat) to over 2 million (extremely spicy). Ghost peppers have a Scoville rating of around 1 million, making them one of the spiciest peppers in the world.
Burger King hasn’t released the exact Scoville rating for their Ghost Pepper Nuggets. But based on the reviews and feedback from customers, people have described them as being hotter than other fast food items marketed as spicy.
So, if you’re a spice lover and looking for something to challenge your taste buds, Burger King’s ghost pepper nuggets might be just what you’re looking for.
But if you’re sensitive to spice or just not a fan, you might want to opt for something milder. Either way, it’s always good to have a cold drink nearby when trying something new and spicy!
How Are Ghost Pepper Nuggets Different From Regular Burger King Nuggets?
Burger King chicken nuggets are small pieces of chicken that are breaded and fried. They are made with white meat chicken and have a mild flavor.
On the other hand, ghost pepper nuggets are made with ghost pepper, which is known for being one of the hottest peppers in the world. These nuggets are made with a crispy coating that has a kick of heat from the ghost pepper seasoning.
Regular BK nuggets have a mild spiciness, whereas ghost pepper nuggets have a spicy kick because of their ghost pepper seasoning. Both types of nuggets have a crispy exterior and a tender, juicy interior. However, the coating on ghost pepper nuggets may be slightly thicker due to the additional seasoning.
Ghost pepper nuggets are a limited-time menu item, whereas regular BK nuggets are a permanent menu item. In addition to our review of Burger King’s ghost pepper nuggets, we also covered two other articles on our blog. We discussed whether Burger King nuggets are gluten-free and provided readers with information about the ingredients used in the nuggets.
Additionally, we explored the secret behind why Burger King nuggets are so cheap . Be sure to check out those articles if you’re interested in learning more about Burger King nuggets.
Does Burger King Still Have Ghost Pepper Nuggets?
No, ghost pepper nuggets are currently not available. They are limited-time menu options, so they are not available for whole years. These ghost pepper nuggets come back at a certain time, such as during the special holiday season.
So, you might expect them by next Christmas or Halloween. The prices for these nuggets are as below:
- 6-piece ghost pepper nuggets: $1
- 8-piece ghost pepper nuggets: $1.49
- 10-piece ghost pepper nuggets: $2.99
Burger King ghost pepper nuggets are a delicious and spicy treat for those who love a little kick in their food. The ghost pepper seasoning provides a medium level of spiciness.
Not only are these nuggets crispy and tasty, but they are also a limited menu item, making them a special treat to enjoy during holiday times such as Halloween.
Besides, the reviews for these nuggets have been overwhelmingly positive. Many customers are raving about the unique flavor and heat of the ghost pepper seasoning. So, if you’re looking for a little excitement, the Burger King ghost pepper nuggets are definitely worth a try.
If you enjoyed this review, be sure to check out our other Burger King menu items reviews, including the chicken sandwich review and Burger King tacos review . Until next time, enjoy eating!
Frequently Asked Questions
How spicy are burger king’s ghost pepper nuggets.
Burger King’s ghost pepper nuggets are definitely spicy, but the level of heat can vary depending on your tolerance for spicy foods.
Are Burger King’s ghost pepper nuggets still available?
Burger King introduced the ghost pepper nuggets as a limited-time menu item, so they are no longer available at all locations. However, some locations may still have them available. It’s best to check with your local Burger King.
What comes with Burger King’s ghost pepper nuggets?
Burger King’s ghost pepper nuggets are sold in orders of 6, 10, or 20 pieces, and they don’t come with any sides or dipping sauces.
Are Burger King’s ghost pepper nuggets gluten-free?
Unfortunately, Burger King’s ghost pepper nuggets are not gluten-free. The nuggets are made with a coating that contains wheat flour, so they are not gluten-free.
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