Fast food consumers who are looking for a lighter, healthier option have chosen the fish sandwich on the menu believing they were making better choices. FoodFacts.com has already tried to educate those consumers about their misinformation regarding chicken sandwiches. Since Burger King has just introduced the Spicy Big Fish Sandwich, it’s time to take a look at what’s going on with fish.
While we don’t have the ingredient list for the Spicy Big Fish Sandwich, we can take a look at the nutrition facts.
Fat: 24 grams
Saturated Fat: 4 grams
Cholesterol: 30 grams
Sodium: 1230 mg
Perhaps Burger King should consider renaming this sandwich. We do think that the Burger King Salty Big Fish Sandwich might be much more descriptive.
It isn’t quite a burger, we’ll agree with that, but it’s certainly not what consumers are expecting when ordering a fish sandwich. If you ordered the regular Big Fish Sandwich and didn’t include the tartar sauce you’d be down to 370 calories, 9 grams of fat, 1.5 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams trans fat, 15 grams of cholesterol and 1020 mg of sodium. Of course, the tartar sauce is where all the problems are for the regular Big Fish. Once included, the tartar sauce makes the original sandwich worse than the Spicy Big Fish. So we think it’s a safe assumption that the “creamy spicy sauce” is where all the problems lie with this one.
Consumers automatically relate fish sandwiches with improved nutrition facts. And again, the Spicy Big Fish Sandwich isn’t a burger. It’s just not great either.
Sorry Burger King. We’re not a fan.