Burger King’s Guilty Butter Croquette Sandwich is currently only available in Japan, but customers everywhere wish they could try it.
It’s just the latest in a long line of international food items sparking confusion online. Just a few months ago, Burger King U.S. sparked a social media storm after announcing it was testing “Impossible Nuggets” at select restaurants. Shortly before that, McDonald’s in Singapore went viral with its “Chick N’ Cheese” burger, which featured a patty made of fried mozzarella cheese.
The Guilty Butter Croquette Sandwich is in a similar vein. According to Brand Eating, the new burger subs out the traditional beef patty for a fried potato croquette. That’s in addition to typical burger toppings like pickles, lettuce, onions, mayonnaise, cheese sauce and plenty of butter on the buns.
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As The Takeout points out, this sandwich is not a vegan alternative to a Burger King Whopper. It’s got plenty of butter and cheese. However, it is lacking in the meat department — much like the French fry-filled “Chip Butty” the chain previously offered in select stores.
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What seemed to catch social media’s attention, above all, was the question of how it tastes. Many Twitter users seemed excited about the potato-heavy concept.
“Progress only appears absent from society if you are averting your eyes from it,” one Twitter user joked.
“Ordered a ‘Guilty Butter Beef Burger’ from Burger King tonight, and it’s definitely the kind of ugly American [food] I can get behind,” another added.
Burger King Japan didn’t stop there, either. As Hypebeast reported, the chain also recently rolled out “Clown Sweet Fries,” a savory-sweet side dish featuring French fries covered in chocolate sauce.
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