Rustlers Gourmet BBQ Burger Review
New from Rustlers are their step into the premium microwave snack market with 2 new “Gourmet” Burgers, one normal and one BBQ. This review is for the Gourmet BBQ in a brioche bun made from 100% Beef and is sold for around £3 at supermarkets and convenience stores and contains 2 strips of streaky bacon, a cheese slice, a sachet of crispy onions and their “own” BBQ sauce and once microwaved measures up around 11.5cm in diameter and about 4.5cm thick.
The burger is noticeably bigger than regular Rustlers and once everything is added the first bite is soft and meaty, you can feel straight away in the texture and taste that you’re eating a real 100% meat burger although for some reason the burger meat is not massively strong in flavour, but enough. The burger meat and BBQ sauce itself has the most taste followed by a slight bit of sweetness from the very soft bun and good flavoured sauce but I have to admit I’m missing a few flavours from the cheese and especially from the crispy onions and bacon which seem missing in action. I tasted the onions separately and they are nice and the sachet is quite big but a bit light in savoury taste, so unless you unload them in a single spot you’ll miss the taste. I also tasted the bacon separately to see why the tastes weren’t coming out in the burger and I see why. The bacon is very fatty and very bland, almost plastic like in taste, terrible to tell the truth.
For me, the burger meat, sauce and bun on their own are a winner, no way would I call it Gourmet but better than your usual microwave burger. But the other ingredients might as well have not been there, there is just not enough tastes from them for the price so unfortunately its a pass from me.
Brioche Burger Bun [Wheat Flour (with Calcium, Iron, Niacin & Thiamin), Water, Sugar, Yeast, Butter Powder (Milk), Skimmed Milk Powder, Rapeseed Oil, Flavourings (contains Milk), Salt, Preservative: E282; Emulsifier: E472e; Turmeric, Antioxidant: E300], Beef Burger (36%) [Beef, Salt, Pepper], Processed Cheese Slice [Cheese (Milk), Water, Sustainable Palm Oil, Whey Powder (Milk), Modified Potato Starch, Flavouring (Milk), Emulsifying Salts: E339, E452; Calcium Phosphate, Milk Protein, Colours: E160a, E160c], BBQ Sauce [Tomato Puree, Sugar, Molasses, Spirit Vinegar, Cornflour, Salt, Flavouring, Onion Powder, Spices, Smoke Flavouring, Garlic Powder], Streaky Bacon [Pork, Salt, Extracts of Rosemary, Antioxidant: E301; Preservative: E250], Crispy Onions [Sustainable Palm Oil, Wheat Flour, Onion, Salt]
Contains WHEAT, MILK and may contain SESAME
|Typical Values||Typical Values Per 100g||Per Portion (215g)|
|of which saturates||5.5g||11.8g|
|of which sugars||4.7g||10.1g|
*Prices correct at time of publishing
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