Double Whopper

Double Whopper at Burger King
Now that health care reform has come, places like Burger King will have to post the calorie count of things like the Double Whopper right on the menu. This will happen some time soon, but will it matter? Do you even know what 900 calories looks like? (It looks like this.) And can you believe there is a Triple Whopper?

Let's allow BK's description for this sucker, because after eating it, I'm pretty tired: "Two flame-broiled beef patties stacked high with red ripe tomatoes, crisp lettuce, creamy mayo, ketchup, crunchy pickles, and onions all on a toasted sesame seed bun ... double the satisfaction." Yikes. Although it is true that the flame-broiled beef flavor trumps most of the fast-food competition, there is just too much meat on this sucker. Everything else is untaste-able. There's no crisp, no creamy and no crunch, just a brick of cheesy beef stuck inside you. This is strike two for BK. If you must drive through this drive-through, we recommend a minimalist approach: stick to the regular old 670-calorie Whopper, or better yet, the one-dollar and 460-calorie double cheeseburger.

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