Burger King’s Cheesy Tots Are Back! Yay!!! (Photo)

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By Cooking Panda

Remember Burger King’s cheesy tots? The crispy fried potato snacks with ooey gooey cheese in the center?

If you so happened to get hooked on them while they made their limited edition run way back when, you’ll be overjoyed to know that THEY ARE BACK!

Yes, that’s right. THE CHEESY TOTS ARE BACK.

Unfortunately, they are again around for a limited time, so get them while you can. An eight-piece order will cost you around $1.99 in most locations, according to Business Wire.

“We know our guests love CHEESY TOTS, and we heard they want them for breakfast too,” said Alex Macedo, president, North America, for the Burger King brand. “These cheesy potato bites are the perfect addition to any meal, whether that be the WHOPPER sandwich, new Crispy Chicken Sandwich, CROISSAN’WICH meal or to just snack on its own.”

The warm, crunchy potato medallions were first introduced in 2013 but went away for a while until they made a comeback in November 2016. No word on how long they’ll be sticking around this time.

“Inside is the typical potato flavor of a tater tot and tastes as much as you’d expect,” a Brand Eating reviewer wrote of the snack in 2013. “The addition of melted American cheese adds a creaminess and a taste that reminds me of mac and cheese. The ones I got were piping hot; the cheese holds heat very well so I had to be careful eating them.”

The reviewer went on to say that the tots were “nice but not terribly exciting” and would be more fun with “something more like nacho cheese with bits of jalapenos thrown in instead of American cheese,” though many others enjoy the simple cheesy flavor. You might want to dip them in something like hot sauce if you like your food with more of a kick though.

Sources: Business Wire, Brand Eating / Featured Image: theimpulsivebuy/Flickr / Embedded Image: Business Wire

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Burger King Gets ‘Napoleon Dynamite’ To Hawk Tater Tots (Video)

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By Cooking Panda

Remember Burger King’s cheesy tater tots? It’s okay if you don’t … since they’re back!

If you didn’t get a chance to try them before, now’s your chance. You don’t need me to tell you to try them, since, as Eater reports, Burger King got Napoleon Dynamite to do that for all of us. Actually, he doesn’t quite tell us how good they are, as much as he just reacts after taking a bite, dang-it. See his reaction for yourself in the video below.

According to Brand Eating, the tots come as a side dish consisting of eight pieces. They are your traditional round tots of diced potatoes, but with American cheese melted into them. Honestly, do we even need anyone telling us that bite-sized fried pieces of cheesy potato are delicious?

I’m glad, at least, that it was Mr. Napoleon Dynamite himself. There’s really no one better to market tots. If you’ll recall, in the original scene from the 2004 movie, Napoleon takes a handful of his best friend Pedro’s tots and keeps them in his pocket to munch on during class. I’m sure that would have come next had the ad been just a bit longer. Pedro is so generous to allow those cheesy tots to make their way off his tray … and out of his hand. What a good best friend!

Burger King is known for trying some different, kind of wacky things … like the Whopper burrito, or the Cheeto’s Chicken Fries. Remember the time they even changed their chicken nuggets to resemble those of McDonald’s? They’ve been changed back, by the way.

Clearly, it’s the cheesy tots that have been successful — since they are coming back. A Whopper made into a burrito was never really that appealing to me. The cheesy tots originally debuted in 2013. I wonder if they’d have stuck around the first time had Burger King thought to invite Napoleon and Pedro to help advertise them. Time will tell, anyway.

Head to your local Burger King to try some. They start at $1.99 for an order of eight.

Sources: Brand Eating, Eater / Photo Credit: Brand Eating

Tags: Burger King, Cheesy Tots, Napoleon Dynamite, Tater Tots
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