At first, a ketchup donut burger sounds kind of weird and gross. But, once it is explained, it will be easier to open your mind up to it. And honestly … it's probably delicious.
Ynet News reports that Burger King restaurants in Israel are using this new burger to celebrate Hanukkah. The reason it's considered festive is because part of the Hanukkah tradition includes eating fried and oily foods. With the Jewish diet being as healthy and nourishing as it is, this holiday presents a very fun cheat week.
Usually foods such as fried potato latkes, jelly donuts, brisket and short ribs are enjoyed, according to the Huffington Post. Is the new burger starting to make sense, yet? The donut for the bun is clearly a shout out to the holiday. The ketchup on top represents the jelly that would normally be in a donut, except that jelly would be gross on a Whopper (or would it?).
The burger itself is actually a Whopper. The only difference is the new bun and the ketchup on top. It's got a new name during this season, though, and that's SufganiKing. The name is a play on words, with "sufganiyah" being the word for "donut" in Israel. Get it?
Those who've already tried the festive new burger say it tastes delicious. Of course, these are Israeli Burger King employees, so they could be a bit biased. Either way, the rest of the country will know for itself starting Dec. 25, when the burgers will become available to the public. This is also the first day of Hanukkah. Burger King will continue selling them until the last day of Hanukkah, Jan. 1, 2017.
Eight days isn't a very long window of time to reach a Burger King to try one of these, so I hope everyone who wants one gets the memo in time. Especially those who are particularly orthodox and eat very healthy for the rest of the year.
The CEO of Burger King in Israel seems especially pleased with this invention, saying, "We're proud to be able to end 2016 on a creative, festive note."