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Click pic to view comments - Confirmed sighting: Burger King Chicken Caesar Royale Bagel Confirmed sighting: Burger King Chicken Caesar Royale Bagel
Posted: 12:12 Thu 27-05-2004. Price: 3.99 regular meal deal. Location: Burger King, Piccadilly Circus. Sub-flavours: Available in bagel or more conventional "torpedo" form factor. Nutritional unusualness: Fresh Romaine lettuce, Crispy Bacon, Grana Padano cheese.
Snackspot reports: In fact, the only interesting thing about this was the option of having it in a bagel (like a normal bun, but shinier), and the problems the staff were having with its paper wrapping.

...Still, it's also a good time to mention the controversy currently raging over "Diarmuid Mallon's" sighting of a Frozen Coke he says he paid 1.69 for at Burger King, Thorpe Park, with the largely convincing report: A favourite at theme parks in the states, but the first time I've seen them here. For your 1.69 you get real Coke (or Fanta), frozen in slush puppie form for your refreshment. The BK version was a little too frozen for the English weather, so it took a good 5 minutes before it had melted enough to be slurped up the straw. It also meant that the first slurp was 100% pure CO2. There was also a strong syrup taste to the Coke (like pub mixer Coke compares to bottled Coke), so much so it bought back memories of my soda stream-fuelled childhood. Unfortunately, the only pic "Diarmuid" took was this one (which could be anything inside there), so the sighting remains photographically "unconfirmed" for now, despite this documentary evidence from the US and the offer of a signed statement from his partner. One more quick fast-food comment: at time of going to press, not even that Mickey D's promotions site had the news that my local McDonald's at least is now offering the all-new breakfast options of Fruit Toast, Bagel with Jam, Oatso Simple porridge, or a beaker of Kellogg's Cornflakes or Special K.


Posted: 13:14 Thu 27-05-2004 by "Diarmuid Mallon" # permalink comment
Comment: I have an even less documented sighting, from my March trip to NY. McDonalds had in the windows of all there outlets (let's not kid ourselves with the use of the "R" word) huge posters proclaiming "New recipe Chicken McNuggets - now made with white meat". Which raises just one question - dear lord what were they using before?. My brother also spotted these on a trip to the states, but like me never got round to taking that important photo.
Posted: 13:19 Thu 27-05-2004 by "lucy" # permalink comment
Comment: pardon my youthful ignorance but what is caesar sauce actually made of, and taste like?
Posted: 13:38 Thu 27-05-2004 by "Nebbish" # permalink comment
Comment: The Burger King at Stone Crossing, Dartford gives you unlimited soft drink top-ups, like Nandos but without the warm glass. Never come across that anywhere else.

BK have a bit of a problem with their soft drink syrup. Never buy a soft drink from Charing Cross BK in London, they are really watered down.

And could this be why Coke tastes so good in pubs? Generous landlords untainted by the corporate pressures of the American franchise system, being generous with the syrup and throwing in a free slice of lemon to boot?

Posted: 13:47 Thu 27-05-2004 by "charl" # permalink comment
Comment: caesar salad dressing is creamy and contains parmesan, garlic and anchovies. yum! second only to ranch in my book.

also: 'fruit toast' snackspot? slices of mango forced into a toaster? it'll never take off.

Posted: 15:34 Thu 27-05-2004 by "lucy" # permalink comment
Comment: ooh so it's fishy? that's what i was afraid of! i was in the piccadilly circus branch only yesterday but opted for my usual double bacon cheeseburger instead.

the weak coke in the charing x branch is the least of their problems. i'm more bothered by the resident charing x tramp who always bothers me while i'm waiting, creepy man.

Posted: 16:38 Thu 27-05-2004 by "charl" # permalink comment
Comment: caesar's not fishy if it's made right, just salty. there's only a weeny amount of anchovies in it.

and post mix coke is gross. pepsi seem to get post mix closer to the canned product than coke, wonder why that is...

Posted: 17:31 Thu 27-05-2004 by "lucy" # permalink comment
Comment: hmm, maybe i'll be adventurous tomorrow and try the bagel. peckham branch, here i come!
Posted: 00:53 Fri 28-05-2004 by "nice yankee" # permalink comment
Comment: lucy -- I think they had dark meat mixed with white, and god knows what gristle bits in the chicken McNuggets. I know I saw one commericial that said "for a limited time only" ... GROSS.
Posted: 00:58 Fri 28-05-2004 by "nice yankee" # permalink comment
Comment: oops, should have addressed that uninteresting clarification to Diarmuid Mallon ... tired yankee
Posted: 19:44 Mon 31-05-2004 by "Tom Payne" # permalink comment
Comment: Frozen Coke and Frozen Fanta are also available at some central London Burger Kings.

It's supposed to come in a clear plastic cup but frequently doesn't.

Posted: 09:37 Tue 01-06-2004 by "Diarmuid Mallon" # permalink comment
Comment: Thanks Tom for defending my honor. The fiver is in the post.
Posted: 09:50 Tue 01-06-2004 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: ah, but do you know which London BK's have them? (otherwise it's like saying "Yetis have also been seen on some Himalayan mountains" ;)
Posted: 11:11 Tue 01-06-2004 by "Flameproof" # permalink comment
Comment: Uxbridge's BK has them, (and in a proud 'bob-like moment') has done for years... 39234 4 13
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