Donut sandwiches are nothing new. Back in 2013, Dunkin’ Donuts gave us the Glazed Donut Breakfast Sandwich, while Krispy Kreme — or at least, one crazy chef using a Krispy Kreme donut — decided that sloppy joe meat would go great between two halves of its glazed perfection.
But as far as we know, the trend died out there. Until now. The crazy (beautiful, genius, etc.) minds at Burger King have decided that the Whopper would taste extra delicious if its buns were replaced by, yes, glazed donut halves.
Burritofying the Whopper didn’t work too well, but this new donut creation is different. Specifically, it’s a promotional item for Hanukkah via Burger King Israel. The “SufganiKing,” announced via Burger King Israel’s Facebook page earlier this week, is intended to be a play on the jelly-stuffed, fried pastry known as sufganiyah, traditionally consumed during the Festival of Lights.
Only, instead of the fried pastry being filled with jelly, it’s topped with…ketchup? And filled with a flame-broiled patty and its accompaniments? Makes total sense. “Miracles do happen,” the Facebook caption reads.
As Burger King Israel CEO Steve Ben Shimol said, “this matching of two popular Israeli food items was inevitable for us. We’re proud to be able to end 2016 on a creative, festive note.” And according to Ynet’s report, some employees have already had the chance to taste the greasy miracle burger and report that it’s delicious. Which itself is a miracle.
Like all festal promotions, this one is only available for a limited time, thank goodness. Customers in Israel will be able to get it from the start of Hanukkah on December 25 through to the end of the year, for around $4.
Wish you could get your hands on a SufganiKing but can’t quite fit a trip to Israel into your busy holiday schedule? This one seems like it will be easy to recreate at home. Best of luck. You might want to keep the Tums handy.