I am an absolute sucker for pretzels. I can’t walk into a Wawa without coming out with a couple of soft ones, I constantly put my health on the line by buying them from street carts in New York City, and I once narrowly avoided missing a flight because I couldn’t resist stopping at an Auntie Anne’s for a cupful of nuggets that melt in your mouth because butter is the primary ingredient (and don’t even get me started on the magical blessing that is the pretzel bun).
Burger King has constantly been at the forefront of culinary innovation, whether we’re talking about mac and cheese covered in Flamin’ Hot Cheetos, a Whopper in the shape of a donut, or the revolutionary innovation that are chicken fries. it was that last one that really turned the fast food world on its head, and now they’re taking things to the next level by adding a pretzel coating to the cult culinary creation.
According to Business Insider, Burger King is following up its 2016 experiment of coating chicken fries in Cheetos by introducing Crispy Pretzel Chicken Fries, which feature sticks of chicken coated in pretzel breading. The item officially hit the menu at a number of Burger King locations today and they are expected to appear in more restaurants in the coming weeks.
People who’ve gotten their hands on the new item say you get nine pieces for a little over $3, so if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to head to the nearest Burger King with a $20 bill in one hand and a bottle of honey mustard in the other.