The Croissan'wish... The Croissan'wish...

Burger King's Fully Loaded Croissan'wich- by Mike 8544

On my way to the clinic this morning, I decided to give Burger King another chance at pleasing my palate. I've had disappointments in recent visits.

From the Big Fish sandwich that was cold and swimming in tartar sauce to the awkwardly poor excuse of a Big Mac imitation called the Big King, this particular franchise has burned me more times than not.

The real reason why I ended up at this location? Because it was the closest place to grab a quick bite and not be late for my appointment. Pulling into the drive-thru, I began to question my decision on coming here again and setting myself up for another letdown. Just when I was about to call the whole thing off and pull out of line, a car came right behind me. "Oh, well. I guess I'm on the hook to order something now." Looking at the offerings on the menu board, nothing really excited me until I came across what was called the Fully Loaded Croissan'wich. I don't know what's gotten into fast food places anymore, but they are offering breakfast sandwiches that would feed a small army. From Hardee's Monster Biscuit to McDonald's Steak, Egg & Cheese Bagel, these things keep getting more and more enormous. Thus, BK's attempt to get into the oversized breakfast sandwich world has come to fruition. This item is packed with egg, ham, bacon, sausage and two slices of American cheese. Despite being a little intimidated by the daunting size of this beast, I went ahead and ordered two of them along with a medium Dr. Pepper. As I was paying for my overweight sandwich creations, I thought to myself, "This will only go two ways. Either they'll be absolutely great or another check mark on the Burger King fail list."

Handing me the bag through the drive-thru window, I almost dropped it due to the hefty weight of my order. Feeling how heavy these jumbo Croissan'wiches were, I began to wonder what I had gotten myself into. Would I be able to eat all of this, or was I out of my mind? The whole scenario of BK selling a loaded croissant sandwich is totally against culinary thinking and might be considered a crime to some. A croissant is light, flaky, buttery and meant to be a nice addition with a cup of coffee or tea. What Burger King has done with this delectable French idea is down-right absurd. "Only in America" is the way I see it. We want to stack and pack as much as we can in between any type of bread options. Hell, we even use Krispy Kreme doughnuts as buns in some hamburger applications. OK, let me stop hating. After all, I know I'm guilty as charged for loving some of these over-the-top sandwiches I've been talking about.

Getting back to the Fully Loaded Croissan'wiches that I ordered, all I can say is, "BURP!" That's in a good way, for I finished both of the BK creations while washing it all down with my thirst-quenching Dr. Pepper. Starting off with the first bite, you get that flaky, buttery croissant feel followed by the crispiness of bacon and grilled ham. Buried beneath the ham is a moist, flavorful sausage patty that is smothered by melty American cheese. Burger King didn't try hard by coming up with this. They just took things that were laying around their kitchen and combined 'em all. However, the pressure to follow the pack in the fast food breakfast war has enabled BK to come up with a satisfying morning option for hungry people in a hurry.

Burger King has hit one out of the park with the Fully Loaded Croissan'wich. On a scale of 1-10, I give it a 9.5. My hunger was satisfied, and I didn't feel like I'd gotten burned.

Next, I will try the Teriyaki Original Chicken Sandwich and let everyone know my opinion on it.

Thank you for your time.

-Mike 8544