MAD MEAT GENIUS
Friday, May 15, 2015
EL Diablo, the newest, latest, burger creation from the corporate folks of Carl's Jr will grab your attention. The research and development department must have a lot of fun thinking up this wacky burger combination. Do they have a cosmic connection to the inner cravings of my mind because this burger may have been created just for me. Are you ready for the ingredient list? You have a choice of 1/2 or 1/3 pound beef patty. It is topped by several strips of bacon, pepper jack cheese, fresh sliced jalapenos, habanero sauce and drum roll please; jalapeno poppers. This is all held together by a freshly baked roll. I went to the drive through window and gave the clerk $7.22 for the 1/2 pound version.
Once home I unwrapped the burger immediately to reveal a troubling red flag. A jalapeno popper looked like somebody had taken a bite out of it and place it back on the burger. I removed it. A bite was taken of this devilish creation. The roll was fresh, soft and tasty. The hamburger was a little dry but is not all fast food burgers that way?. There was a pronounced jalapeno component from the fresh sliced jalapenos. This was a welcome and satisfying flavor to me. I did not even notice the habanero sauce and did not even know of its presence until I read press about this burger. The jalapeno poppers were good with there fried goodness. The bacon was a little limp but was real with bacon flavor love. The pepper jack cheese was silent with blandness. The verdict?
This burger will receive a passing grade of C for average but an A for creativity. This burger was not hot as promised. It was pleasantly mild with jalapeno flavor. I thought the jalapeno poppers was a little overkill for this burger. I did contact Carl's Jr. about the popper with the bite. They replied with an apology with no explanation and coupons for another day. I will not purchase another El Diablo but had fun giving this one a try.