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Burger King Has New Menu Items: We Try Them

In an effort to regain the number two title in the fast food world, Burger King has experimented with some new ideas lately.

The fast food giant has gotten rid of the creepy plastic king mascot (good idea), started delivery service (great idea), and added a plethora of new food items like kung pao sauce, chicken nuggets (yes, this is technically new for the "King"), molten fudge bites, and a chicken Philly cheese sandwich.

The items haven't been launched nationwide yet. Miami is a test-market city, so we receive these goodies before much of the country.

You may recall that BK tested several items in 2012, including a fruit smoothie (surprisingly good), sweet potato fries (also good), and a bacon/hot fudge/caramel sundae (both a hit and a miss).

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How do these new items fare? In the name of science, we tried them. And yes, we understand that this is fast food and not DB Bistro Moderne. But a buck's a buck and you still have to get taste and value for your dollar. Here's what we found:

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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times. She has been featured on Cooking Channel's Eat Street and Food Network's Great Food Truck Race. She won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature about what it's like to wait tables.
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