While walking around the tourist trap area of Cozumel, I came across this outdoor Burger King counter. Once I took a look at the menu and saw the “Cheesy Whopper”, I knew there was no way I was leaving empty-handed. My father was with me and mentioned that he wanted Jalapeño Poppers. Poppers….wait, what else is there to try? And so began my downward spiral into a massive order.
On the little ad, the”Alitas” aka Wings look roasted but they’re actually fried with Hot Sauce drizzled on top. They were your run of the mill Wings with a not so special Hot Sauce on them. The Wings are also available topped with BBQ Sauce but some Blue Cheese might have been a nice gesture.
The Jalapeño Poppers came 4 to an order. Burger King in the U.S. carried these in late 2000 and I remember ordering them back then. They’re not too shabby, just like what you’d expect them to taste.
Next up was the Papas Fundidas which were BK Fries topped with Cheese Sauce, Bacon Bits and Jalapeños. I didn’t like it. I couldn’t place the taste of the Cheese but what was worse were the Bacon Bits. They were just like, if not Bac-O’s which I think are pretty gross.
The Cheesy Whopper is a Whopper topped with a breaded Cheese Patty. I ordered a single Whopper but I wonder if I had ordered the double would they have placed the Cheese in-between them. I asked for no Lettuce or Tomato thinking it would come plain but it came with Mayo and Ketchup. The Whopper didn’t have that much of that BK grill taste while it still retained somehow it’s Burger King taste. The Cheese reminded me of the Cheesy Tots they were selling until recently. It’s an interesting concept and I’m surprised it hasn’t made its way to the U.S. yet.
And just when you think I couldn’t have possibly ordered anything else, I did. The Burger King deep fried Apple Pie, something that has not been on their menu in the US of A since the 1980s. It looks just like the McDonald’s version which can still be found if you really look but the taste is different. Burger King’s Apple Pie’s flavor is closer to that of a Funnel Cake and less of an actual Apple Pie.
It was cool to try some fast food in Cozumel but I regret driving by a McDonald’s earlier in the day and not stopping, who knows what I could have found?