If you haven’t seen the ads for it, fast food giant Burger King is dishing up a variation of its Whopper in time for Halloween that celebrates one of that holiday’s two signature colors. Specifically, the seeded bun that sandwiches the normal quarter-pound burger plus the usual complement of fixins’ has been dyed black. Judging from a candid snapshot, the limited-edition Whopper isn’t all that appetizing.
But it’s not just the bread that undergoes a color shift. As a number of commenters on Twitter warn, the chemicals used to dye the bun black bring about other, probably unanticipated changes as well:
Breaking: the dyes that turn Burger King's Halloween burger black may turn your poop green. http://t.co/EO5lwyckV4
— Laura Northrup (@lnorthrup) September 30, 2015
Editor's Note: The New A.1. Halloween Whopper from Burger King Will Turn Your Poop Green http://t.co/Chs2y6YF27
— Grub Grade (@GrubGrade) September 30, 2015
— Khatlene Dino (@khtlndn15) September 21, 2015
The consumer website The Impulsive Buy notes that the bun’s ingredient list include FD&C Red #40, FD&C Blue #1, raisin juice concentrate, Worcerstershire sauce, caramel color, and FD&C Yellow #6, any — or all — of which could be responsible for the greenish tint of the aftermath.
(h/t Mike Opelka, The Blaze)
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