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Taste test: Burger King’s new Mashed Up Fries and Snow Cheese burgers

While the fries were great, the burger was a little disappointing.

Jeremy Na
Jeremy Na

Just like that Khalid song, Young, dumb and broke. Ok maybe not dumb but definitely the other two.


Published: 15 December 2020, 12:01 PM

French fries may seem simple, but don’t let their plain appearance fool you.  

Some may like them soggy and thin while others prefer them thick and crispy, but no point is as contentious as to whether or not you should dip your fries in ice-cream.

As I have personally never tried fries with ice-cream, I jumped at the opportunity to try Burger King’s new Mashed Up Fries. After all, what better way is there to experience a dish for the first time than with its own dedicated menu item?

Mashed Up Fries

Served hot in a cup, topped with vanilla ice cream and drizzled with chocolate fudge, it definitely looked a little strange.

 

Although ice-cream on fries may seem criminal to some, I was actually surprised at how much I liked it. PHOTO CREDIT: YOUTHOPIA/JEREMY NA

 

Taste-wise, it’s exactly like what you’d expect – ice cream and fries. While not necessarily a bad thing, I feel like the flavours didn’t come together to form some new life-changing flavour. Instead, it just tasted like eating both ice cream and fries at the same time.

However, something I did enjoy was the temperature and texture difference between the hot fries and the cold ice-cream. Biting through the thick, crispy fries into the cold and soft chocolate made for an interesting mouthfeel and was strangely addictive.

It’s important to note however, that this should be eaten fast as the fries quickly get soggy and cold.

Did I possibly over-analyze a simple two-ingredient snack? Yes. 

Would I get it again? Definitely.

If you ever want to prove to your friends that fries and ice-cream isn’t a weird combination, you can grab yourself a cup of Mashed Up Fries for $2.90 at any Burger King outlet!

Snow Cheese Whopper

Burger King also has two new Christmas burgers for you to try. Stuffed to the brim with cheese, the Snow Cheese burgers are available in both chicken and beef variants for $7.40. 

 

While it’s a new creation, the Snow Cheese Whopper didn’t feel particularly unique to me. PHOTO CREDIT: YOUTHOPIA/JEREMY NA

 

With it’s selling point being the copious amount of cheese in the burger, I was surprised to find that it didn’t actually have a very cheesy taste. While the first bite I took resulted in a satisfying cheese stretch, it didn’t have the punchy, umami flavour one would expect from a burger with this much cheese.

Although the patty was a bit dry, the juicy tomatoes and onions compensated for it. While by no means a bad burger, I was nonetheless a little disappointed by it.

I would definitely recommend the Mashed Up Fries – but unfortunately, the same can’t be said for the Snow Cheese Burger.


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