These 6 Burger King Meals are Calorie Bombs

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These 6 Burger King Meals are Calorie Bombs

Burger King is the second-largest fast-food burger chain in the world, surpassed only by McDonald's. This chain serves close to eleven million people each day. Founded in 1954, Burger King introduced the iconic Whopper sandwich to its menu in 1957. The Whopper remains one of the most popular items on its menu. This classic burger features a beef patty, tomatoes, lettuce, pickles, onions, mayonnaise, and ketchup, all served on a sesame seed bun. The Whopper has approximately 660 calories.

However, this burger does not have as many calories as other items on the Burger King menu. In fact, depending on what you order, some meals are actual calorie bombs, wiping out your caloric intake for the day in one meal. To help you stay on track with your calorie goals, here are six of the most calorie-dense meals you should avoid ordering from Burger King.

Trimming the Calories at Burger King

The calorie count of Burger King's menu items varies, with burgers typically containing between 220 and 1,100 calories. At the same time, sides and drinks can range from 70 to over 500 calories, depending on their size and type of order.

Choose smaller sizes and healthier options like salads to avoid excess calories. Also, skipping the cheese or bacon on your burger can reduce your caloric intake. If you opt for healthier choices, you can enjoy your Burger King meal while keeping the calories in check. Finally, despite some menu options being high in calories, Burger King's single hamburger has the lowest calories of all fast food burgers. The BK single burger has only 250 calories.

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Burger King's single hamburger contains only 250 calories, the least among all fast food burgers.

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Bacon King Burger Combo

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Bacon King Burger: 1,710 calories
BK Large Fries: 440 calories
Chocolate Milkshake: 590 calories

Total: 2,740 calories

Considering the high-calorie content of this meal, we advise either avoiding it or opting for healthier side options. For instance, choosing a 200-calorie Value Coca-Cola over a milkshake reduces your calorie intake by almost 400 calories.

Chicken Garden Salad Combo

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Salad of chicken breast with zucchini and cherry tomatoes


Chicken Garden Salad: 870 calories
Large Coca-Cola: 460 calories
Chocolate Shake
: 590 calories

Total: 1,920 calories

Most of us assume a salad would have fewer calories than a burger. However, you could eat two double BK cheeseburgers and still end up with fewer calories than this particular salad. Ordering a salad and a large soda or milkshake can be just as calorie-dense as other meals on this list. Instead of a high-calorie milkshake, a Large Frozen Coke with only 260 calories provides a refreshing frozen treat.

Fully Loaded Croissan'wich Breakfast Combo

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Fully Loaded Croissan'wich: 714 calories
Large Hash Browns: 740 calories
Large BK Café Vanilla Iced Coffee
: 260 calories

Total: 1,714 calories

If you are considering a Burger King breakfast, we recommend either ordering their Fully Loaded Croissan'wich without sides or substituting it with one of their lower-calorie breakfast options. For instance, you can combine their three-piece French Toast Sticks, which have 350 calories, with small hash browns that have 290 calories. Choosing this combination instead will save you almost 1,100 calories.

Moreover, choosing a black coffee with zero calories is a smarter option than the Large BK Café Vanilla Iced Coffee. Even if you add cream and sugar to your coffee, the calorie count remains much lower than that of Burger King's sugary iced coffee drink.

Spicy Royal Crispy Chicken Combo

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Spicy Royal Chicken Sandwich: 910 calories
BK Large Fries: 440 calories
Large Mello Yello
: 400 calories

Total: 1,750 calories

While most of the chicken sandwiches on Burger King's menu have fewer calories than their burgers, the Spicy Crispy Chicken Sandwich is an exception to the rule. If you are watching your calorie intake, opt for the wrap version of this sandwich instead. With only 390 calories, it is a better choice compared to the original sandwich, which has over 900 calories. However, more than half of the wrap's calories come from fat. Choosing a smaller fries option and a smaller drink would also significantly lower the calories.

Triple Whopper Combo

Delicious Double Beef Burger consists of Bun Bread Patty Pickle Onion Mayonaisse Ketchup Cheddar Cheese and lettuce in a yellow background

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Triple Whopper: 1,170 calories
BK Large Fries: 440 calories
Strawberry Shake: 610 calories

Total: 2,220 calories

If you are in the mood for a Whopper, it is best to choose the original single-patty option. The original burger has fewer calories and less fat. However, if you decide to go for the triple-patty version, be aware that it contains approximately 27 grams of saturated fat and 1,300 milligrams of sodium in addition to its high-calorie count.

XL Burger Combo

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XL Burger: 1,006 calories
Large Onion Rings: 520 calories
Large Sprite: 440 calories

Total: 1,966 calories

The Burger King XL burger features a beef patty with layers of cheese, onion, lettuce, and pickles. These ingredients are sandwiched between sesame seed buns coated with the signature “Stacker Sauce” on both the top and bottom. If you add the heavily breaded and deep-fried onion rings to this meal, the calorie count will be over 1,500 before you even consider the drink.

Final Thoughts

Although it can be challenging to eat a low-calorie meal at fast-food restaurants like Burger King, some menu items are better than others. Knowing the average calorie intake of your food will go a long way in helping you meet your health goals.

To consume fewer calories, opt for low-calorie options combined with small sizes and single-patty burgers. Two options are drinking water rather than soda or consuming frozen colas rather than milkshakes. However, even though some fast food options are low-calorie, they may still be high in sodium and saturated fat. Therefore, it is best to enjoy your Burger King meals in moderation for a healthy diet and lifestyle.

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