Burger King Introduces Black-Bunned Burger With Squid Ink Ketchup In Japan

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I'm really not sure what the appeal here is. A few weeks ago, it was McDonald's that offered black and white burgers in China. Now, it appears the Burger Kings in Japan are getting into burger noir act, too. 

Starting this Friday, September 28, the Japanese arm of the King will start selling the so-called "Kuro Burger", which is Japanese for, you guessed it, "Black Burger," with buns that are made jet black by mixing bamboo charcoal into the dough. 
Underneath the bun, everything will be the same as your protypical Whopper except for the addition of black ketchup, which is reportedly made from regular ketchup, garlic and squid ink.

The burger is to commemorate the 5th anniversary of Burger King's venture into Japan.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't the traditional material for a fifth anniversary wood, not bamboo charcoal?

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dvovirtualtech
dvovirtualtech

wait...charcoal? shouldn't charcoal be carcinogenic??? 

MauricioArcila
MauricioArcila

@SteveNiles @templesmith racist ass burgers. Lol

rushmorebeekeep
rushmorebeekeep

@SteveNiles @Templesmith I am sitting in a BK parking lot eating & doing emails when I see this. I'd try it once, maybe...

TRHaleAuthor
TRHaleAuthor

@SteveNiles @Templesmith I'm intrigued. It actually looks kind of good.

CHOY_FACTS
CHOY_FACTS

@sushi_goat huh. That seems cool and pointless.

PaulKahan
PaulKahan

@TheBlackNoona82 @andrewzimmern yup

gogo_sasayaki
gogo_sasayaki

@TheBlackNoona82 black and orange burgers for Halloween!

sushi_goat
sushi_goat

@CHOY_FACTS its political correctness gone mad

TheBlackNoona82
TheBlackNoona82

@paulkahan @andrewzimmern the bun maybe and I've had squid ink pasta so I guess it would okay. Won't hurt to try it

TheBlackNoona82
TheBlackNoona82

@gogo_sasayaki that black bun is just a bit much for me

CHOY_FACTS
CHOY_FACTS

@sushi_goat I still have trouble believing the Japanese would eat at Burger King

VeryDumbCaveman
VeryDumbCaveman

@sushi_goat @CHOY_FACTS ME LIKE POLITIC CORRECTING BECAUSE ONE: ME HAVE LIST OF THINGS THAT DO BUG ME, TWO: WANT MORE MONEY

sushi_goat
sushi_goat

@CHOY_FACTS i have problems believeing anyone with a digestive system wouuld eat at Burger King

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