If you haven’t seen the commercials yet, you probably will. For a limited time Burger King has introduced BK Breakfast Shots, mini egg & cheese sliders on a soft baby bun with your choice of ham, bacon, or sausage – or you can hold the meat (iPod not included).
I admit it. I drive through Burger King when I’m absolutely desperate. This means I’m late for work and did not pack lunch, let alone eat breakfast. It only happens every blue moon, but I really hate the days when fast food puts me in a choke hold and force feeds me. At least I have the sense to choose the minimal evil of 300 calories or less (normally an Egg McMuffin).
But here I am taking a Burger King Breakfast Shot. I chose the ham experience because bacon and sausage is way too greasy. You get two Shots for $1.49 and they’re connected to each other by the egg. Either break them apart with your hand and pray they split perfectly, or use a knife.
So how’s the taste? The wow-ification factor is non-existent. BK Breakfast Shots taste no different than a regular Croissan’wich, so don’t buy it if that’s not your thing. I can appreciate Burger King’s attempt at something new for a lesser calorie count, but their test kitchen experts should have focused on formulating a new taste experience instead of shrinking existing menu items.
Breakfast Shots Notes – A Comparison to the Croissan’wich
- Shots Ham, Egg & Cheese – 270
- Croissan’wich Ham Egg & Cheese – 340
- Shots Bacon, Egg & Cheese – 310
- Croissan’wich Bacon, Egg & Cheese – 350
- Shots Sausage, Egg & Cheese – 420
- Croissan’wich Sausage, Egg & Cheese – 470
I’m not impressed with the difference in calorie comparison. I think Breakfast Shots are an attempt to get people to think they’re saving a massive amount of calories when they’re really not. It’s pretty lame, just like the taste.
Yum Up! to: People who can afford breakfast when they only have a $1.49 in their pocket; Egg McMuffins.
Yuck Down! to: Shrunken food that costs almost as many calories as regular sized food.
Related topic: Fast Food Cheat Sheet: Burger King’s 400 Calories or Less.