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  • Harry Kersh: From calorie count to portion sizes,

  • we wanted to find out all the differences

  • between Burger King in the US and the UK.

  • This is "Food Wars."

  • In the UK, we have three drink sizes.

  • We have a small,

  • which is 250 milliliters.

  • Joe Avella: This is a US small.

  • Harry: We have a regular, which is 400 milliliters.

  • Joe: This is a US medium.

  • Harry: And we have a large.

  • Joe: And here [groans]

  • is a US large.

  • Burger King.

  • Harry: Now, in the UK, we have three sizes of fries,

  • small, regular, and large.

  • Joe: Here's a Burger King small fry.

  • Here's a Burger King medium fry.

  • And a Burger King large fry.

  • Harry: So, of the three sizes of fries that we were given,

  • I'm actually not sure which one is the regular

  • and which one is the small,

  • because these two kinda look identical.

  • We're going to weigh them all.

  • We're gonna start with this

  • orange-bottomed bag.

  • 80...

  • 88 grams.

  • Now we're gonna weigh the slightly darker orange bag

  • and see which size this is.

  • So, there's only a 5-gram difference,

  • but this one is the small.

  • So, a large fries in the UK

  • looks like it's around 180 grams,

  • which is double the regular.

  • [beep] I broke the scale.

  • [laughs]

  • We're actually having some concerns about

  • the sizes of the fries in the UK,

  • because our measurements showed

  • that the lighter orange bag

  • actually contains more fries

  • than the darker orange bag.

  • However, when lined up very scientifically like this,

  • what we'll actually see is that

  • the bag sizes go up in that color order instead.

  • So I think what's happened here is that

  • our small was actually bigger than our regular.

  • Joe: Wow, a lot of fry drama over there in the UK.

  • As you can see from our sizes, it's pretty obvious

  • what the small, medium, and large is,

  • but, of course, we're still gonna weigh them.

  • So let's start with the small fry.

  • Yep.

  • Boom.

  • Rogue fry.

  • And now the medium fry.

  • You're making a face.

  • I don't like that face.

  • It's like...

  • yeah, it's pretty similar.

  • I know how we will solve this, but not...

  • not that way.

  • Over here. Burger King is in the hot seat, baby!

  • Burger King's in the hot seat!

  • Large fries.

  • So, I'm gonna do something really tedious and boring.

  • Two, three, four,

  • 12, 13,

  • 20, 21, 22....

  • 35 regulars,

  • 10 kind of broken-up ones.

  • One, two....

  • 34 and 18, but then a lot of smaller ones.

  • Producer: Arguably more than the medium.

  • Joe: Whoa!

  • That's pretty cold, Burger King.

  • That is pretty cold.

  • Don't act like you're surprised by this.

  • And I know what they're gonna say. They're gonna be like,

  • "Well, everyone who scoops is different."

  • OK, but our scooper here

  • and their scooper in the UK

  • made a similar error.

  • Hmm.

  • Suspicious, right?

  • Frygate 2020!

  • Harry: So, this is a Whopper in the UK.

  • No, it's not, that's a Halloumi King.

  • Is this the Whopper?

  • Have they forgotten the f---ing Whoppers?

  • Burger King!

  • So, what we're going to do is weigh a Whopper

  • and see how much a Whopper weighs in the UK.

  • [burger thuds]

  • Joe: All right, let's take a look at the US Whopper.

  • First thing I'm gonna do, I'm gonna weigh it.

  • Oh, yeah.

  • That's a Whopper.

  • Booyah.

  • Wait, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait,

  • gotta be scientific about it.

  • Harry: In the UK, you can get Burger King's

  • chicken fries in three sizes.

  • A six-piece box,

  • a nine-piece box,

  • or if you're really hungry,

  • a 20-piece box.

  • Joe: In the US, according to the Burger King website,

  • they have three sizes of chicken fries.

  • We went to, like, five Burger Kings.

  • Two.

  • And both of them said that they only have one size,

  • the nine-piece chicken fries.

  • I don't know why that is.

  • And after

  • Burger King Frygate 2020,

  • I'm gonna count these.

  • There's nine.

  • Harry: So, what about calories?

  • Well, for example, a large Whopper meal,

  • the Whopper itself is 627 calories,

  • a 180-gram serving of large fries

  • would be 437 calories,

  • and a large Coke would be 209 calories.

  • That brings the total of a large Whopper meal in the UK

  • to 1,273 calories.

  • Joe: And in the US Burger King,

  • the Whopper meal comes in at a hefty

  • 1,600 calories.

  • That is an increase of about 378 calories,

  • or roughly 30%.

  • However, there are ways to bring the calorie count down.

  • For example, if you get the Whopper without mayo,

  • you save yourself about 157 calories,

  • taking the Whopper down to, like, 503.

  • The drink is a major culprit.

  • If you get a sugar-free soda like a Diet Coke,

  • you immediately save yourself 510 calories.

  • So with these minor adjustments,

  • you can get a large Whopper meal for about 933 calories.

  • Harry: Now, for whatever reason,

  • the mayo in the UK only comes to 6 calories.

  • So I'm not sure what you guys are putting in your mayo.

  • Now, in the UK, a bacon double cheeseburger

  • comes in at 430 calories.

  • Joe: And our bacon double cheeseburger in the US

  • only has 404 calories.

  • Now, this has to be a "Food Wars" first,

  • where something in the US has less calories

  • than something in the UK.

  • I do wanna point out,

  • our bacon double cheeseburger does not come with mayo,

  • so I think that might be the calorie culprit.

  • Harry: So we finally found something that's less calorific

  • in the US than the UK.

  • Congrats, guys.

  • Joe: Error 404, mayo not found.

  • That's funny. Like, just put that on the screen there

  • like an error code.

  • Harry: Here are some things that you can only get

  • at a UK Burger King.

  • So, here we have the veggie bean burger,

  • which, you get these two fried bean patties

  • with some lettuce, some mayo, and some cheese.

  • Here we have the Halloumi King,

  • which is kind of exciting.

  • It comes with lettuce, mayo, onions, tomato,

  • and then these two fried pieces of halloumi.

  • They also offer that with bacon,

  • which seems slightly counterproductive

  • if you're a vegetarian,

  • but pretty delicious if you're not.

  • Joe: Hey, Siri?

  • [Siri beeps]

  • What is halloumi?

  • Siri: "Halloumi or haloumi is a semi-hard,

  • unripened, brined cheese made from a mixture

  • of goat's and sheep's milk,

  • and sometimes also cow's milk."

  • Do you want me to keep reading? [beeps]

  • Joe: Yes.

  • Siri: [beeps] "It has a high melting point

  • and so can easily be fried or grilled.

  • This property makes it a popular meat substitute.

  • Rennet is used to curdle the milk in halloumi production,

  • although no acid-producing bacteria

  • are used in its preparation."

  • Joe: Huh, thanks.

  • I don't want that.

  • Harry: In the back here, we have a

  • Chicken Royale with bacon,

  • which is a longer chicken patty that's fried.

  • Comes with lettuce, bacon, and cheese and mayo.

  • To round out the burgers, we have the Bacon King,

  • which is kind of like a larger version

  • of the bacon double cheeseburger,

  • but it also has mayo on it.

  • And then finally available to us right now,

  • we have the jalapeño chicken fries,

  • which are kinda like their standard chicken fries,

  • but with a spicy jalapeño coating.

  • Joe: I'm furious we don't have those.

  • That is ridiculous.

  • How did they have the jalapeño chicken fries and we don't?

  • That is ridiculous.

  • Harry: So, on top of what I've got in front of me,

  • there are also a lot of exclusives

  • that we have in the UK, which I'll read for you now.

  • The steakhouse Angus, classic cheese melt,

  • a barbecue double melt, a chili cheese melt,

  • the Roadhouse Crispy Chicken sandwich,

  • the Crispy Bacon King, a Rebel Whopper,

  • mac 'n' cheese bites, chili cheese bites,

  • apple slices, a Breakfast King,

  • a range of breakfast sandwiches

  • including a bacon butty and a sausage butty,

  • porridge, and an Oreo Fusion,

  • which is like an ice cream with some Oreos in it.

  • It has to be said that Burger King

  • isn't the friendliest place for vegetarians.

  • They have some kind of vegetarian options,

  • like the Halloumi King or the Rebel Whopper,

  • but unfortunately these are actually cooked

  • in the same oil and on the same grills as the meat.

  • So it's not 100% vegetarian.

  • Joe: Here is everything that is exclusive

  • to the Burger King in the United States.

  • I'm just gonna start here.

  • Impossible Whopper.

  • Even when we're trying to be healthy,

  • we still managed to figure out a way to be unhealthy.

  • There's stuff in our Impossible meat

  • that has not been approved in the UK yet.

  • Crispy taco, here in Burger King USA only.

  • I don't know why there's tacos at Burger King.

  • I don't know who's getting a taco at Burger King.

  • That's ridiculous.

  • Crispy.

  • The Stacker.

  • Ooh, bacon.

  • The Double Stacker.

  • These things are so heavy.

  • This is so much.

  • Now, from my understanding,

  • what separates the Stacker

  • from the bacon double cheeseburger

  • is these are quarter-pound patties,

  • and also there's some sort of Stacker sauce on here.

  • Special Stacker sauce.

  • Spicy crispy chicken sandwich.

  • The barbecue bacon crispy chicken sandwich.

  • Spicy chicken sandwich junior.

  • For the little guys!

  • You can also get

  • an order of mozzarella sticks,

  • four, with marinara in there.

  • Applesauce.

  • Oh, yeah, breakfast.

  • Oh, good Lord.

  • All right. So, you get pancakes and of course syrup.

  • And of course we're gonna do a syrup pour.

  • Wouldn't be a "Food Wars" episode

  • without me pouring something on something else.

  • Oh, OK.

  • Ah!