Did Burger King Actually Have a Chocolate Whopper? You’ll Be Surprised

Jonathan Kao

Chocolate Whopper

You may remember the Chocolate Whopper from Burger King when they posted the viral April Fools Day meme a few years back. But did you know that the chocolate Whopper actually DID exist? What started as a joke actually made it to two major markets: Singapore and Thailand. And people rushed to try it, only to realize it was as bad as it sounds.

It’s definitely one of the more unique menu items in the history of fast food and luckily it was only around for a short time, but there’s no question it sparked a tremendous amount of curiosity and debate. Imagine a flame-grilled beef patty, bacon, cheese, and…Hershey’s sauce. Yuck!

The Sweet Truth About Burger King’s Chocolate Whopper

The Chocolate Whopper: Real or Hoax?

Burger King has indeed offered a Chocolate Whopper, but not as a permanent menu item. It appeared as a limited-time promotion in select locations, primarily as an April Fool’s Day prank or a unique marketing stunt.

Chocolate Whopper Variations

Singapore2023Featured a flame-grilled beef patty, tomatoes, lettuce, onions, pickles, and mayonnaise, all smothered in a sweet chocolate sauce.
Thailand2023Similar to the Singapore version but included Hershey’s chocolate sauce and offered a chocolate-flavored option for their french fries.
United States2018Teased in an April Fool’s Day video but was not actually available for purchase.
Germany2018The video featured a chocolate bun, chocolate patty, candied raspberry, white chocolate rings, and milk chocolate leaves.

Taste and Reception

Reviews of the Chocolate Whopper have been mixed. Some found the combination of savory and sweet surprisingly enjoyable, while others found it overly sweet and strange. The limited availability and unique flavor profile made it a novelty item rather than a mainstream burger.

Current Availability

The Chocolate Whopper is not currently available on any Burger King menu globally. It remains to be seen if the fast-food chain will bring it back for another limited run, but we’re more interested in it coming back as a dessert item instead of trying to be a regular Whopper with just chocolate sauce on it.

Key Takeaways

  • Burger King launched a Chocolate Whopper in select markets
  • This creation includes a beef patty, bacon, cheese, and chocolate sauce on it
  • Reviews were mixed (mostly negative) and currently no locations have it

Product Overview

The Chocolate Whopper by Burger King was just a joke in the USA but in two markets in Asia it was a REAL thing. Unfortunately blending sweet and savory elements on a Whopper sandwich didn’t really work out and reviews were mostly bad.

Ingredients and Flavors

The Chocolate Whopper featured a juicy beef patty topped with chocolate sauce, which replaces the usual condiments. In the promos it was served on chocolate cake buns but in the real-life creations it was a standard Whopper sesame bun.

Standard Whopper toppings like lettuce, tomatoes, onions, and pickles are included and it should be noted that the chocolate syrup wasn’t as sweet as what we normally expect from Hershey’s. Think of the chocolate as more of a ‘cooking chocolate’ over a dessert topping. It was definitely something unique for those that got to try it, but for the rest of the world we can only see reviews of it.

Availability and Marketing

The Chocolate Whopper has been used as an April Fools day joke throughout the world but was introduced for a limited time in two markets. These types of unique promotional methods are somewhat more common around April Fools Day as every company tries to one-up their competition.