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Burger King adds Clown Fries and craft buns soaked in butter to menu in Japan

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By Oona McGee, SoraNews24

Burger King is always keeping the competition on its toes in Japan, with Ugly Burgers, Teriyaki Towers, and now…Guilty Butter Burgers.

There are two new offerings to choose from: the Guilty Butter Beef Burger and the Guilty Butter Chicken Burger, and both use newly developed “craft buns” that have been soaked in butter.

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According to the chain, each bun is made by melding butter sauce into the dough by hand after fermentation and before being baked, resulting in an irresistibly soft texture and rich, aromatic flavor.

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The Guilty Butter Beef Burger contains a flame-grilled 100-percent beef patty, along with a fresh slice of tomato, cheddar cheese slices, pickles, fresh lettuce, onions, creamy mayonnaise and ketchup. The buttery buns are said to add an extra layer of richness to the filling, creating a decadence that’s sure to leave you feeling satisfied…and a little guilty as well.

▼ The Guilty Butter Beef Burger is priced at 740 yen.

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The Guilty Butter Chicken Burger contains a juicy, crispy piece of fried chicken, with lettuce, onion, pickles, mayonnaise and a special cheddar cheese sauce. The combination of chicken, cheese, and butter-filled craft buns is said to be dangerously addictive.

▼ The Guilty Butter Chicken Burger is priced at 640 yen.

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To add to the guilty experience, Burger King is adding a new “Pierrot no Ama Pote” (“Clown’s Sweet Potato Chips“) to the menu for a limited time as well.

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▼ The chocolate-covered fries (330 yen) are said to be a delicious combination of sweet and salty flavors.

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By adding butter to their buns, Burger King is walking a very different path to its competitors, who’ve recently been experimenting with rice buns. If you want guilty decadence, Burger King is definitely the place to go, where you’ll find the new menu items on the menu for a limited time.

Source, images: PR Times 

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Why have the buns been soaked in butter? What is the point?

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This displays culinary ignorance on the part of the creator. If you look at the ingredients of sandwiches in most countries in the world, the only dairy product that works well with (with certain types of meat) is cheese. Once I took a Japanese chef to task for spreading butter inside his pastrami sandwiches. He admitted he didn't really know what customers liked, and I suggested he substitute Dijon mustard. After tasting one prepared that way, he fully agreed it was considerably better, and began serving the sandwiches that way -- with the mustard on the side and not pre-spread on the bread.

-8 ( +1 / -9 )

Just another chain being different just to be ...

different

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This displays culinary ignorance on the part of the creator. If you look at the ingredients of sandwiches in most countries in the world, the only dairy product that works well with (with certain types of meat) is cheese. Once I took a Japanese chef to task for spreading butter inside his pastrami sandwiches.

BK is doing it wrong; look at Fuddrucker's and how they lightly brush melted butter onto the buns before briefly grilling them. They're fantastic.

1 ( +4 / -3 )

Clown fries for a clown world. Makes sense.

3 ( +5 / -2 )

each bun is made by melding butter sauce into the dough

You can feel your heart slowing down when eating this thing. So be sure there is an AED unit around ))

3 ( +5 / -2 )

If you're eating a largely pre-fabricated cheeseburger at a fast food shop and you're worrying about...the bun doing you health damage? lol. Never mind the meat, cheese, mayonnaise and sugar-packed ketchup...no, it's the bun!

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Enjoy the ED, boys!

0 ( +2 / -2 )

Fuddrucker's:

"Two burgers, two fries and two small drinks. That'll be $87.95..."

But those BK burgers and things look pretty good.

3 ( +4 / -1 )

It would be suicide for me to eat that, I can feel the angina already.

melding butter sauce into the dough

Is it really butter or some margarine rip off?

2 ( +3 / -1 )

Mickelicious

Enjoy the ED, boys!

Why would a burger, even with the added butter, cause erectile dysfunction?

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The butter is added after the dough has risen and before it is baked, which makes it sound more like a brioche than a bun.

The yellow plastic stuff is NOT cheddar. They should be sued for claiming it's even cheese.

And oh, come on, really - chocolate sauce on chips???

It sounds to me the folk at BK has a 'silly hour' meeting where people clowned about suggesting the weirdest combinations people could be persuaded to eat. There was probably plenty of alcohol involved, if not stronger stuff.

So you socially distance, wear a mask, get the jab, wash your hands....and then once you've got covid beaten you try to destroy your body with butter, mayo, ketchup, chocolate and fried flesh? What's the point?

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Soaked in butter? Isn't there enough fat in the burger?

This must have been inspired by the American, Paula Deen. Just watching her make that fried cheesecake, with extra sugar and chocolate sauce nearly gave me a stroke. To be honest, she did put some vegetable - one mint leaf.

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Soaked in butter? Isn't there enough fat in the burger?

I agree.

This must have been inspired by the American, Paula Deen. Just watching her make that fried cheesecake, with extra sugar and chocolate sauce nearly gave me a stroke.

The majority of her recipes are not that extreme

To be honest, she did put some vegetable - one mint leaf.

Lol, as a Southern or for many in the Midwest butter is just a fact of life, ever tasted deep-fried butter? I personally could never eat like that, but there are people that do. I’ll just stick to a regular Whopper, simple and that’s it. Now I have noticed that Japanese do tend to like buttery things from chips to even fried chicken. My daughter once ordered some take out butter chicken and I tried it, but it was just horrible, the kid loved it. But I’m not surprised that BK Japan would come out with a burger like this.

0 ( +1 / -1 )

How about a more healthy burger . . . ?

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Chocolate on fries??? Anyone who puts anything other than tomato ketchup on fries should be roped and dragged through a cactus patch! Naked!!!

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

Burger King food has always had a laxative effect on me, within a half hour of Downing a whopper, it's time to go. I imagine butter soaked buns would cut that to 15 minutes.

-1 ( +1 / -2 )

Well since I don't like butter, I guess this is a no go for me.

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“Butter sauce”

Theres other glop in their that isn’t worth mentioning then?

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

look at Fuddrucker's and how they lightly brush melted butter onto the buns before briefly grilling them. They're fantastic.

It can be great, if you don't overdue the butter. And Fuddrucker's and other chains are good with that.

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It can be great, if you don't overdue the butter. And Fuddrucker's and other chains are good with that.

It's a good idea though and something that in the hands of a real cook can be great.

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Why would a burger, even with the added butter, cause erectile dysfunction?

As long as it's lean, and the chargrilling helps lose some of the fat content, not so much, and butter's fine too, in moderation. But who has a burger sans fries?

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