/I compared Burger Kings and McDonalds fried chicken sandwiches – Insider

I compared Burger Kings and McDonalds fried chicken sandwiches – Insider


This competition also came down to the sauce.

Chicken Spiicy open

Burger King’s Spicy Ch’King (left) and McDonald’s Spicy Crispy Chicken Sandwich (right).

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The Spicy Ch’King was glazed in a spicy sauce, which allowed each bite to offer some peppery flavors. It was evenly coated and not too messy for an on-the-go lunch. 

The Spicy Crispy Chicken, though, was built identically to the original version, just with the addition of a pepper sauce placed on top and bottom of the protein. 

On the first bite, I was able to taste a bit of the acid from the pickles in McDonald’s sandwich, but the heat from the sauce completely took over the flavor profile. I wasn’t able to taste anything else. It was pepper flake-heavy with barely any additional flavor. There was an identifiable mayonnaise texture and a slight sweetness at first, but then a stinging heat took over my whole mouth and throat for several minutes. 

Burger King’s flavor profile was more muted and highlighted the black pepper that was in the chicken dredge. Though I thought a bit more salt would have evened out the flavor profile and brought the fruitiness of the chilis to the forefront. 

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