Sunday, January 18, 2009

Junior Whopper

Wish I was a Whopper Virgin but I can't say with a straight face that my lips have never touched one of the grilled quarter-pound patty sandwiches. In fact, I was a Whopper Whore in my early to mid-twenties consuming on average two Whoppers a day; I was addicted...which contributed to a whopping (no pun intended) 35 lb. weight gain (and I can see why at 670 calories/burger*) but that's another story.

I can't remember the last time I had a Whopper...sure I've had a burger here or there but not THE Whopper. Though I can't really say why but for the past month the thought of scarfing one down filled my daydreams. So much so that I must have inadvertently mentioned it to John. When I could have an ultimate gourmet burger at the Burger Bar inside Mandalay Bay, it was THE Whopper I was after.

So we went to get one this afternoon except I chickened out on a big fat greasy burger for a small fat greasy burger. The Whopper Junior Bacon Cheeseburger with extra pickles!

Was it as delicious as I had remembered at the height of my addiction? No. But it was good enough to halt my fantasies. It will most likely be a long time before I have another.


Dano said...

Burger King is one of those things that always seems better before than after. I love the taste of their food, but inevitably I feel like ass afterwards as that grease is rolling around my stomach like a life raft at sea.

corrin said...

I can't remember the last time I had a Whopper, but I am an extra pickle girl, too.

Daly said...

Dan, I know what you mean. I think I like making our own burgers at home better. Everything tastes fresher and is more flavorful...and if I'm disappointed then it's my own fault, LOL!!

Corrin,'re not missing anything. Especially when there are so many options like Fatburger (don't know if you have one in Chicago) but I like that I can assemble my own burger, loaded with pickles. (We actually asked Burger King for extra pickles and they gave us a water cup full, LOL!!)