Not to be outdone by Hardee’s heart attack inducing menu , Burger King has announced their entry into the fat calorie race, their Homestyle melts.
They’ll have a breakfast version and burger version. Both feature two slices of buttery flavored sourdough bread. The breakfast version, the Honey Butter Homestyle Melt, has sausage, egg, melted American cheese with a honey butter sauce. The burger version, the Bacon Double Homestyle Melt, has 2 slices of bacon, 3 slices of Swiss cheese and two burger patties with a creamy garlic cheese sauce.
How Do These Sandwiches Weigh In?
I couldn’t find the nutritional information about these two sandwiches on the Burger King site. One news report had the Bacon Double Homestyle Melt weighing in at 810 calories, 520 them from fat. Those fat calories break down to 58 grams of fat, 20 of them saturated and 2 are trans fats. As you might expect, it’s also rather high in cholesterol and sodium. I suspect the Honey Butter Homestyle Melt would be in the same range. All in all, either sandwich will provide you with all your fat needs for the day if not the week.
I don’t know about you but I don’t like these mega sandwiches, particularly when they lay on the thick cheese sauces. I do like a nice pattie melt on Texas toast from time to time but they just seem to lay it on too thick at the fast food places. They try to throw everything but the kitchen sink into their recipes. It’s like their marketing departments have never heard the term, "Keep It Simple, Stupid".
Would you order one? Leave me a comment and let me know what you think.