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Old 23 September 2014, 08:24 PM
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Icon18 Burger King's all-black burger looks absolutely disgusting in real life

To no one's surprise, Burger King's all black burger looks like a disgusting turd in real life. Actually, it might be even worse than some turds. It looks like it tastes like ash. It looks like it's made from burnt cardboard. It looks like it'll bring death to anyone who dare eats it.

http://sploid.gizmodo.com/burger-kin...340/+caseychan
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Old 23 September 2014, 09:09 PM
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At first I thought it was a Halloween promotion, but no, it's from Japan. BK might be able to market it in the US in October (with orange-colored sauce for the Halloween look) but even then I'm not sure if they'd really have much of an audience.
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Old 23 September 2014, 09:32 PM
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Meh. It looks exactly like any other "look what this burger looks like in real life" photoset, only with added food coloring.

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Old 23 September 2014, 09:52 PM
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So all sandwiches on pumpernickel are disgusting? Gee, I'll have to remember that next time I'm at the deli.
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Old 24 September 2014, 12:15 AM
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The I've never seen pumpernickel that black. It's more like dark brown, and looks like a color of food that occurs in nature (Coffee, chocolate, grilled meat).

It's the black cheese that's really squicky, though.
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Old 24 September 2014, 01:16 AM
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Don't humans have a natural aversion to food that's the "wrong" color? I can't provide a cite, but I recall hearing about an experiment where subjects were given a common food, like French fries, with color added to make them an unnatural color like blue or green. Subjects first ate them in the dark or blindfolded or something to eliminate the possibility that the coloring itself affected the flavor; they reported they tasted fine. But when the subjects were given the same food and could see what they were eating they found them unappetizing. Supposedly some even got sick when it was revealed they had eaten strange colored fries.
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Old 24 September 2014, 01:46 AM
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Food is about sense memory, not just current experience, so that makes sense to me. The burger looks vile. And pumpernickel is not that color.
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Old 24 September 2014, 01:52 AM
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I have never seen pumpernickel that looks like that, either.
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Old 24 September 2014, 01:52 AM
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Black is beautif- uh, delicious!






a.k.a. Don't be afraid of the dark."
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Old 24 September 2014, 02:37 AM
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Seeing as how the burger is being sold in Japan, and ganzfeld is in Japan, makes me wonder if there are some cultural differences at play. Are more traditional Japanese foods already naturally black in color? If so the Japanese might be less averse to eating a black burger than Americans.

That fourth picture, though, just looks like something the Klingons would eat on Star Trek.
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Old 24 September 2014, 03:07 AM
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That fourth picture, though, just looks like something the Klingons would eat on Star Trek.
That's ikasumi spaghetti. It's made with the black ink from squid.

Yes, as you can see, there is a kind of tradition of black foods and I do think that's why they're making this burger. Most of the foods in these pictures are traditional foods. These are just some of my favorites. We also love black sesame seeds, all kinds of black seaweed, black chewing gum, black manju:
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Old 24 September 2014, 03:22 AM
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And pumpernickel is not that color.
The German pumpernickel I've had is. The crust is pretty dark while the inside is lighter (like the third pic from the top in the OP link shows).
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Old 24 September 2014, 03:48 AM
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I guess I've developed a prejudice about pumpernickel and other black foods that blacker is better. Dark brown pumpernickel looks more like a pumpernickel imitation.
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Old 24 September 2014, 04:14 AM
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At first I thought it was a Halloween promotion, but no, it's from Japan.
Maybe it is because I dated a Kiwi, but my first thought was New Zealand.
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Old 24 September 2014, 04:24 AM
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Olives, espresso, truffles, licorice, blackberries, caviar, molasses, balsamic vinegar, black cherries, etc.

There's plenty of good black foods. But black cheese may be where I have to draw the line.

Actually, Burger King may be well past that line already. I've never had a good experience there.
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Old 24 September 2014, 02:17 PM
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Maybe it is because I dated a Kiwi, but my first thought was New Zealand.
I France had the Star Wars "Dark Side" burger that was black ==
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Old 24 September 2014, 03:16 PM
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The cheese is weird but the burger is brown, cooked burger colored. From the OP teaser comments, I thought the meet was going to be black. The bread just looks like very black bread (as shown by Ganzfield.)
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Black is beautif- uh, delicious!
a.k.a. Don't be afraid of the dark."
My curiosity is piqued. Is the stuff in the ice cream cone actually ice cream, and what flavor is it?
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Old 24 September 2014, 05:03 PM
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That's ikasumi spaghetti. It's made with the black ink from squid.
That actually looks pretty intriguing. I'd try it.
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Old 24 September 2014, 08:12 PM
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My curiosity is piqued. Is the stuff in the ice cream cone actually ice cream, and what flavor is it?
It was licorice at the place I used to work.
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