Fast food burger-lovers in France get foie gras-topped burgers while those in the UK get...brussels sprouts-topped burgers.
To challenge the perception of this cruciferous holiday vegetable, Burger King UK is serving a Sprout Surprise Whopper for a limited time—until tomorrow, December 24—and in just three cities: Edinburgh, Liverpool, and London. The special Whopper is being sold for the same price as as regular Whopper and is topped with Emmental cheese and what looks like some sort of breaded brussels sprouts patty.
Reactions at Burger King UK's Facebook page has been mixed, ranging from, "Had one last night from the liverpool store and loved it," to, "i hate you so much." On the upside, it's for a good cause: According to Faded Tribune, proceeds from the Whopper will be donated to Heart FM's "Have a Heart" charity.
I've never had brussels sprouts on a burger before, but I could see it working—perhaps not in Whopper-form, though. Unless you're the most staunch of brussels sprouts haters, a batch of brussels sprouts seared in pork fat should win you over.
Anyone in the UK going to try this thing? If so, let us know how it goes! (Maybe even Reality Check-it for the rest of us AHT-ers?)
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