Burger King: Bacon Sundae For Dessert, Anyone?

Would you buy a bacon sundae? Burger King is betting you will.

The fast-food chain famous for the Whopper will introduce the limited-time dessert on Thursday as part of its new summer menu. The 510-calorie sundae — vanilla soft serve topped with fudge, caramel, bacon crumbles and a piece of bacon — has 18 grams of fat and 61 grams of sugar.

Earlier this year, Burger King rolled out an expanded menu with healthier fare — fruit smoothies, wraps and salads — with an advertising campaign featuring soccer star David Beckham. The bacon sundae, available through Sept. 3, would seem to be a strategic move in the polar opposite direction — and something akin to Jack in the Box’s 1,081-calorie bacon milkshake, which debuted in February.

Burger King’s summer menu also includes a Memphis pulled-pork BBQ sandwich, Carolina BBQ Whopper or chicken sandwich, Texas BBQ Whopper or chicken sandwich, sweet potato fries and frozen lemonade.

The bacon sundae, it’s worth noting, is downright healthy compared to the Krispy Kreme bacon cheeseburger — a 1,500-calorie behemoth that replaces the buns with doughnuts. That burger, popularized by Paula Deen, originated at a Massachusetts state fair.

How “healthy” for you is Burger King’s new bacon sundae? Would you be willing to try this out?

Source: Yahoo News

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