American living in Tokyo, here.
Japan seems to really like promotional and limited edition items, and I’m starting to enjoy the novelty of it, too!
This October I finally was able to get my hands on a kuro (black) burger from Burger King Japan while visiting Akihabara. The kuro burger has a black bun and black cheese colored with bamboo charcoal and squid ink ketchup.
I meant to try the kuro earlier in the summer, but with my whole cancer thing all my plans got put on hold. Once I was feeling better I was relieved to learn that the kuro burger was still being served and that I hadn’t entirely missed it.
I rarely eat fast-food, but I was willing to give this a try since we never have anything like this in America.
So, how did it taste?
The bun was crispy; in fact, the bun was my favorite part.
I don’t like fast-food cheese slices, but I still ate it since it was limited edition. It tasted fine (remember, this is coming from someone who doesn’t like fast-food cheese).
The burger was good- the typical Burger King patty.
Would I eat it again?
Since I don’t like fast-food I have to say no.
But, hypothetically… if I was someone who regularly ate fast-food I’d say yeah, totally, but without the cheese. It tasted pretty good for fast-food!