March 10, 2003
As the prospect of war in Iraq consumes the headlines and news shows, people tend to forget about other ongoing battles. One of these, which I shall bring to the forefront is that between the Big Mac, of McDonald's, and the King Supreme of Burger King. Both burgers are very similar, consisting of two beef patties, onions, lettuce, a special sauce, and cheese. On Mondays, Big Macs are 99¢ and currently, King Supremes are also 99¢. Today I picked up a couple King Supremes and on my way back, I passed a McDonald's and picked up a Big Mac in order to have a little taste test. The first outcome of this test is that I'm full, having eaten three burgers and drunken a can of soda.Actually, I'm going to have to give the top award to the King Supreme. As with most McDonald's food (to me at least), the Big Mac has somewhat of a processed taste. There's something kinda bland and unexciting about it. It's not bad, but it's not great either. The King Supreme on the other hand seems to use fresher ingredients (I noticed onion rings instead of the tiny chopped up onions used on the Big Mac), and you can taste the beef. In my case, the beef of the King Supreme was a little too well-done, but overall, it had a livelier, juicier taste. You could taste the separate components of the sandwhich as opposed to the somewhat "all-in-one" taste of the Big Mac. So, in the end, while I would still eat either one if I were hungry and in the mood for a burger, I conclude that the King Supreme has a more distinct, and better, taste.
Posted by charr at 1:08 PM