Burger King to Launch Halloween Whopper with Black Buns

09/25/2015 at 01:02 PM ET

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Steak sauce in a bun? You officially have our attention.

On Monday, Burger King is launching a special edition Halloween Whopper sandwich, which will be served on “spooky” black buns flavored with A.1. steak sauce.

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The seasonal burger is inspired by BK’s “black burger,” which was only ever served in Japan (though raised alarm worldwide).

Aside from the Halloween Whopper’s black bun — which will have a smokey, black pepper flavor from the A.1. steak sauce — the sandwich will have the same ingredients as any other Whopper: beef patty, melted American cheese, tomatoes, lettuce, mayo, pickles and onions.

The burger will be available for a limited time nationwide, selling for the suggested price of $4.99.

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Will the new Whopper be scary good or just plain scary? We’ll see on Monday.

—Maria Yagoda, @mariayagoda

FILED UNDER: Burgers , Food , Food News

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On a clear day, you can see forever—or at least that’s the wicked thought behind L.A. designer Agi Berliner’s transparent idea: see-through jeans. Exhibitionists notwithstanding, most folks wear them over bathing suits or as attention-getting evening wear with halters, garter belts and body stockings. Created for the disco crowd, the $34 jeans are selling like, well, hot pants. In just six weeks, 25,000 pairs have already been sold in such major department store chains as Macy’s, Bonwit’s and Saks.

“What’s limiting American designers is that we’re afraid to do something different,” says Berliner, 32, a Hungarian émigré who fled with her family to the U.S. in 1956. Agi thought up the gimmick in London while marveling at the way plastics were being employed by designers of punk fashion. In her L.A. office, where she designs for La Parisienne junior sportswear, Agi spent five days on the phone and six weeks testing to come up with the right plastic.

Agi herself tried out the French-cut jeans with the zipper in front, and quickly found several problems: Some plastics tore away from stitching, others wouldn’t bend and all fogged with perspiration. The ideal material proved to be a vinyl supplied by a bookbinder. The steam was eliminated with a series of vents behind the knees and in the crotch. “They’re no hotter than polyester pants,” claims Agi, “and if you wear them with tights, they won’t stick to your legs.”

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rubyovertherainbow* on

That looks just awful and unappetizing.

Chrissy on

Just when you thought they could not make this food more disgusting …they actually did.
Who the heII still eats this????

Just saying... on

Does that include the horse meat in the meat patty?

Just Me on

I like BLACK BUNS and I cannot lie, you other brothers can’t deny….J/K but hey, they look cool, would love to try to new black bun for sure.

Travis on


kaylaNYC on

Cool. Something outside of the box

Sue on

Lame, Travis.

Lia on

They have some nerve charging five bucks for a horseburger….And don’t eat the chicken nuggets because they’re microwaved. I stop eating at their restaurant years ago, and don’t plan on ever eating there again.

No name here on

That will sell as well as the colored ketchup that Heinz launched….

Amber on

Looks awful….but I have worked at bk before and no the Nuggets are not microwaved. They are fried.

Anonymous on

Would love to try it!!!!!

Alan on

I love burger king burgers, definitely something I must try!

scott on

my wife went to go for a black whopper…i haven’t seen her since…..lolz.

Tina Garrett on

Are you serious, do you know, what you just start, don’t say nothing when your stores are boycott

Anonymous on

I had one I think they are delicious. I love Burger King! 🙂

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