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Burger King Japan’s Great King Yeti is latest evolution of One Pounders

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By Oona McGee, SoraNews24

On February 2, Burger King unleashed its latest limited-edition burger in Japan, and its name hints at just how enormous it is — the Great King Yeti The One Pounder.

The King Yeti has been sighted in Japan before, but according to the chain, this “Great” iteration is an evolved version, piquing our desire to do battle with it, especially after we vanquished it with a lot more ease than expected when we tried it last year.

So we headed out to purchase the new burger as soon as it was released.

Boasting over 1,637 kilocalories, the King Yeti is a hamburger made with four beef patties and six Gouda cheese slices, finished with white cheese sauce. The whiteness of the cheese and sauce upon the double beef patty layers forms two snowy mountains within the burger, conjuring up images of expeditions to find the Abominable Snowman.

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This year, however, the chain is releasing the Great King Yeti, which contains a new mayo sauce to increase both the whiteness and the calories. Weighing in at 550 grams, this One Pounder is such a beast that customers who purchase it get an “I Did It” sticker to congratulate them on their gastronomic efforts.

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We didn’t want to jump the gun just yet, though, so placing the sticker to one side until we’d earned it, we unwrapped the beast and eyed up the challenge before us.

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After biting into the beast, we were immediately hooked, declaring it to be the most delicious thing we’ve ever eaten at Burger King. It was the best-ever Yeti by far, with the main reason being the four flame-grilled beef patties, which stood up to the strength of the sauce, dominating the palate with their juicy, beefy flavors.

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The newly added mayo sauce certainly added a lot to the flavor, but in the end this was a meaty beast that tasted so good we had no problem demolishing it.

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Priced at 1,990 yen or 2,290 yen for the set, this is an expensive burger, but one that’s worth it for the flavor…and the experience. However, one thing to note is that the half-cut service previously offered for the burger’s predecessors is not being offered this time, making it slightly more difficult to consume in one sitting.

The Great King Yeti is only available in limited quantities while stocks last, so if you’re keen to take on the beast, you’ll want to get in quick…and maybe loosen your belt to prepare for the fight when you go!

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That does not look nice at all. Bad last three pics. Especially, the very last one that looks like onion in an okonomiyaki mix, dropped on a fatty burger patty. Yuck.

I'll pass with my dignity intact. Got to count those calories you see.

-2 ( +4 / -6 )

High in calories, and high in price.

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Oh heck yeah. I'll take two.

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This monstrosity is 1495 calories, yes you read that correctly 1495. If someone was foolish enough to have a set it would be close to 2000! The only person who should be eating this is someone who has just run a marathon or done 3 hours solid weights.

Im not keen on this stuff being available and promoted, this kind of thing worsened the obesity crisis in the West, we don’t want one here.

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Ridiculously expensive and Japan BK shouldn’t even say BK. Looks nothing like the American place and the quality is less. Copy cat that gutted a product trying to pass it off as American. Fast food is junk here.

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リッチ

Ridiculously expensive and Japan BK shouldn’t even say BK. Looks nothing like the American place and the quality is less. Copy cat that gutted a product trying to pass it off as American. Fast food is junk here.

A. BK Japan is wayyyy better than BK US. It's also the best of the bottom-tier fast food joints in Japan, as well. (McD, Mos, Lotteria, KFC)

Just stick with the Whopper w/Cheese or the Big Chicken Deluxe, and you'll see what I mean. Stay away from all those gimmicky limited-time items.

III. Fast food is basically junk everywhere. Do you think it's gourmet level in the US? That's where the term "junk food" comes from.

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A. BK Japan is wayyyy better than BK US. It's also the best of the bottom-tier fast food joints in Japan, as well. (McD, Mos, Lotteria, KFC)

With added emphasis on bottom. Definitely #2.

An absolute waste of money at ¥1000, but they want nearly ¥2000?

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. . . beef, and cheese may be unhealthy due to cholesterol contained in both ingredients . . . maybe it's time fast food restaurants come up with more vegetarian, healthier options . . .

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How do these over the top efforts promote healthy eating habits. They ought to dole out stickers saying, “I didn’t do it for health and environmental reasons.”

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That does not look nice at all.

Of course, they never look like the divine beauty on the poster, all shiny and towering. However, they generally get the job done, and probably have less plastic and glue than the one in the poster. Having said that, the SoraNews one does look like it was made by a yeti.

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Don't eat anything that day before you walk in. And you won't eat anything for the rest of the day either.

Looks very yummy and tasty, but Mama Mia it's so HUGE. Heavy, man. Heavy!

Buy a gallon of your favorite soft drink and get down on it. Ask the cashier if there's silverware and a tray, it's gonna help ya.

And don't forget to bring a pack of Rolaids or TUMS. You will need that too.

'I can't believe I ate the whoooooo-ooooople thing!!!'.

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Burger King honors the Abominable Snowman with an abomination ! King Yucky !

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DanielsanToday  04:48 am JST

Burger King honors the Abominable Snowman with an abomination ! King Yucky !

Maybe it is good. I actually ate a yak meat burger once at a fancy restaurant. That's right, yak. Don't knock something like this until you try it, Sam I Am.

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aaronagstring

*Me: "BK Japan is wayyyy better than BK US. It's also the best of the bottom-tier fast food joints in Japan, as well. (McD, Mos, Lotteria, KFC)"*

With added emphasis on bottom. Definitely #2.

No argument on bottom-tier for those I mentioned. In the US, there are some additional brands that are better than the others in that tier, such as In-n-Out. But, they're all still on the bottom shelf. (The next tier up being Shake Shack, Five Guys, Smash Burger, The Habit, etc, some of which are in Japan, too. Then, comes the food truck burgers. And, finally, restaurant "gourmet" burgers.)

But, BK Japan is definitely the best of that bottom tier, here. Who would you put at #1? Certainly none that I mentioned in my previous post. Did I miss any? Maybe DomDom? Unfortunately, I've never had one, as the location in my town is very inconvenient. I've always wanted to try it, though.

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My dog these things are huge, how the h**l does one even go about eating it? I had a single vegetarian burger a few days ago and that was enough for me, yes, that is a whole meal for me.

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Garypen

Them Shack Shake burgers ain’t bad really, but a bit pricey for what you get in my opinion. Dom Dom is funny, like a trip back to the 80’s. Have a couple of them fairly close and both are so retro, lol. Burgers are so so but cheap and it’s a nice nostalgia trip. First went to one that was in a Daiei in 93 and it’s still the same except there used to be loads of people smoking cigarettes then.

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Though I’m mostly a vegetarian and a gluten-free eater, I’d like to try it to see what all the anxiety is about.

How do these over the top efforts promote healthy eating habits.

They are not supposed to.

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How can they charge 2000 for this? A double big mac is about 700 yen if I'm not mistaken and this doesn't look much bigger. Burger King and Dominos are both guilty of overcharging and overcomplicating what should be a cheap and simple dish.

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