Burger King Japan Introduces Burger With Black Cheese and Bun

09/11/2014 at 02:41 PM ET

Burger King Black Burger
Courtesy Burger King

Burger King will soon be going Goth!

Beginning September 19, the fast-food chain will offer a limited-time Kuro (meaning, black) burger featuring black cheese and black sauce on a black bun at locations in Japan.

Though it may look like your worst grilling nightmare, the buns and cheese are actually made from bamboo charcoal, while the sauce gets its ebony essence from a shot of squid ink.

Diners can choose from a cheese-only Kuro Pearl burger and the more deluxe Kuro Diamond with lettuce, tomato, onions and mayo. (Purists will be relieved to know that the veggies and condiment will remain in their original, recognizable colors.)

Burger King Black Burger
Burger King Japan’s Facebook

Kuro burgers aren’t brand new to Burger King—this will mark the third time since 2012 that the company has offered it, presumably because past customers liked it. London’s Telegraph published a few random Tweets, where comments ranged from “looks gross but …I’d still eat one” to “no thank you.”

What’s next, black licorice-laced fries?

—Nancy Mattia

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Melissa on

Nooo Thank you! lol

guest on

This looks like something left over, from the nuclear disaster.

Saiya on

I’d give it a try, I like trying new and weird foods all the time and I mean its not that something nasty was mixed in, its all natural stuff and squid ink isn’t all that bad either.. Lol and it looks like something for Halloween or April Fools Day lol

Shafaq on

I’ll try it .. If it’s good I’ll continue eating 😀

Nick on

Burger King Japan Introduces Burger With Black Cheese and Bun.
Though it may look like your worst grilling nightmare. The Buns and cheese are actually made from Bamboo charcoal.
It looks so delicious. And mouthwatering. And I do not care if
burger king does not grill it properly. I want the Kuro burger.

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Most definitely! Paula is the BEST!

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