Like every Halloween-themed item, the A.1. Burger King isn’t saying if bamboo charcoal or squid ink is used to blacken the buns as is done in Japan, but it says that A.1. sauce is baked into the bun.
“Our USA guests have been extremely curious about the bun flavors they’ve seen introduced in Japan and other countries, so we saw the opportunity to bring them an equally unique experience…It may look Japanese but it tastes like America”, said Eric Hirschhorn, Chief Marketing Officer for Burger King North America in a press release. Apparently, baking A1 Steak Sauce directly into the bread gives the bun a distinct black appearance, so you won’t find any ink in your Halloween Whopper.
The burger will have a pitch-black bun, just like its predecessor, but will be infused with an eerily familiar American flavor: A.1. sauce. It features an all-black bun.
After the unsettling allure and intrigue of Burger King Japan’s black burger, Americans are finally getting their own version.
Burger King’s adjusted second-quarter earnings per share came in at 30 cents, compared to the 25 cents analysts were estimating.
That’s right. In honor of Halloween, the fast food chain will offer a special hamburger with black buns called a “Halloween Whopper“.