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My Mom Tried Burger King's Whopperrito And It Was Weird AF

"People my age do not eat this stuff."

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On Monday, Burger King announced its latest food item: The Whopperrito, aka a Whopper suffering from a severe identity crisis.

It's a Whopper...in the form...of a burrito... ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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It's a Whopper...in the form...of a burrito... ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

I knew I had to get my hands on this culinary curiosity and try it for myself. And while I was at it, I wanted to get the expert opinion of someone who's been cooking and eating Mexican food her whole life: My mom.

She's from Aljojuca, Puebla, Mexico so she knows what's up. "I've never had a Whopper so I don't care for the Whopper part of it," she tells me in Spanish. "But the burrito part interests me."
Pablo Valdivia

She's from Aljojuca, Puebla, Mexico so she knows what's up. "I've never had a Whopper so I don't care for the Whopper part of it," she tells me in Spanish. "But the burrito part interests me."

We got ourselves two Whopperritos from the local Burger King for $2.99 and we — correction, I — couldn't WAIT to bite into this beautiful monstrosity.

Mom: "Is this actually your job?"Me: "...Yes."Mom: -_-
Pablo Valdivia

Mom: "Is this actually your job?"

Me: "...Yes."

Mom: -_-

So, I tried the Whopperrito first and it was WAY better than I ever expected. That doesn't mean I liked it, but it solidly landed at a mediocre “Maybe When I’m High AF.”

Pablo Valdivia
Pablo Valdivia

I'm not mad at this. As someone who has many a time wandered drunkenly into Burger King at 3 a.m., I can understand the desire of wanting to eat a burrito that tastes like a Whopper...maybe.

My mom, on the other hand, has never done that (to my knowledge at least). So, when I asked for her expert opinion as a Mexican food connoisseur, she didn't say anything. Instead, she made what can only be described as a disapproving grunt.

Pablo Valdivia
Pablo Valdivia

"Mmmmmm...rrrrrr." — My mom.

"Where are the beans? Where's the rice? Where's the pico de gallo? Where's the avocado? Where's the cilantro? Where are the onions? Where's the chile serrano? I DON'T SEE ANY OF THAT," she told me as if I had anything to do with this concoction.

"This is NOT a burrito."
Pablo Valdivia

"This is NOT a burrito."

"People my age do not eat this stuff. We have respect for tradition!" she told me. "What tradition is that?" I asked. "The tradition of GOOD BURRITOS!"

Pablo Valdivia

"I never want ANYTHING to do with this! I swear!"

Norberto Briceño

Overall, if you're into burritos that are made with hamburger meat, yellow American cheese, pickles, lettuce, and tomatoes, then THE WHOPPERRITO IS FOR YOU! As for us...

Pablo Valdivia
Pablo Valdivia

...we aight.

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