The Burger King must have had an embarrassing emotional trauma growing up, because for some reason the man is obsessed with length. Nearly every limited time offering comes in one size: extra long. If it sounded like he was compensating for something by naming his last sandwich the BK Big Fish, its now blatantly obvious with the Extra Long Fish Sandwich.
When BK rolled out their new extra long fish sandwich, I had to give it a try. First things first, if we’re being honest measuring length is only one dimension that matters, most people will agree that girth is also key. Fine, make your sandwiches long or extra long, but don’t skimp on the width to meet a length requirment.
Full disclosure on the below image slider. I spent a few minutes re-orging my sandwich to make it presentable. we all know the food stylists spend hours fondling these things so I figured I’d give it a fair look:
- Toasted Hoagie Bun
- Alaskan Fish Patty
- Tartar sauce
Really standard build and thats a good thing, no reason to get cute here. There’s a certain amount of expectation of how a fried fish sandwich should taste going in and you don’t want it to diverge from that too much. With a short list, what matters is the quality of each piece to set it above the rest
The good news is, while you’re eating it, it hits all the taste marks. The creamy tartar sauce blends well with the three nice sized pickles. The tartness of the pickles helps cut through the creaminess even more, which is crucial because the tartar sauce is so present due to the size of the fish. Even though my lettuce didn’t look like the stock photo, I have to say this is the best my BK lettuce has looked in a while so +1.
As for the cost, this thing retails in the >$5 range for the sandwich alone. Thanks to its inclusion in the 2 for $5 deal, it becomes a good deal. I would be very disappointed if I paid $6 for just this sandwich, for some reason I can save some money and get a second sandwich if I say “I would like the two for five deal please.” (Btw, this is an absurd deal in NYC and its insane that it is even offered here)
Burger King Extra Long Fish Sandwich – The Verdict