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Nick at Punny Money tackles only the weightiest issues: Who owns the moon ("Whoever gets there first with guns") and how to deal with higher food prices (Eat less. "Statistically speaking," Nick writes, "there is a good chance you are a fat tub o' lard.")
His latest post is also about food -- the new mini burgers. The headline is "
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rthless-food/">Sliders: Mankind's most worthless food."
He takes aim at Burger King's Burger Shot. Here's what it contains, according to Nick, starting with the heaviest ingredient:

  1. Tiny plain bun.

  2. Pickle slice.

  3. Squirt of ketchup.

  4. Disappointment.

  5. Hamburger coin.

Yikes, not big enough to be considered a patty. But are they a good value? No, says Nick. A two-pack costs $1.39 and provides less food than a $1 BK Whooper Jr. (Burger Shots also come in six-packs, but not four-packs. Cheese is optional.)
Why are they charging more for less food? Nick explains:

I looked at the ingredients list on the wrapper and found it hidden near the end: "... processed beef, and 2% or less of cheese, mayonnaise, bacon, and adorableness." Indeed, you are paying nearly 40% more for a smaller burger because it is cuter.
(Mayo, bacon and adorableness? Folks, he's kidding about the label.)
Nick then went online to research other tiny burgers and found similar results. Either they were incredibly teeny or overpriced or both.
He also found fault with BK's advertising. Unlike the Burger Shots in the commercial, his looked tiny and sad. And, unlike the guy in the commercial, no women threw themselves at Nick as he consumed the burger coins with bun. "Which," he adds, "I would say is a very good thing since there (were) roughly negative three attractive women there. "
Actually, Adam Kuban, who writes at A Hamburger Today, a column at Serious Eats, said the BK mini burger doesn't meet his own purist definition of a slider. No onion, for one thing. If you haven't seen a Burger Shot, you can find some pretty funny photos with his post.
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