Whoever came up with this idea did not ponder the effects of too much dairy on a sensitive stomach. In July 2023, many online shared reports of a new "cheeseburger" offered by Burger King Thailand consisting of a sesame seed bun, 20 slices of American cheese, and nothing else.
The new Burger King 'cheeseburger' in Thailand with 20 Slices of cheese, No Meat, looks good....just don't think my stomach will handle that much cheese 🧀😂 YOU? #BurgerKing #Thailand #RealCheeseburgerhttps://t.co/ZAvNQaRj0B pic.twitter.com/g0FuKOe4oK
— J.J. Stone (Dubz)🎙🎧📸 (@jjstoneFMnews) July 13, 2023
This was a real product called "The Real Cheeseburger," which was available for a limited time at Burger King Thailand locations in July 2023. Per a July 9, 2023, Facebook post from the company's verified account, Burger King Thailand admitted that this was "Not for fun, this is for real!" and that the bun carried "up to 20 slices of American cheese!!!"
According to The New York Times, the company said the burger would only be available until July 13, 2023. However, the report stated that it was still available on the website on July 14, and an employee at one branch said it would be on its menu until July 20. As of this writing, the burger is no longer available on Burger King Thailand's website.
Coconuts Bangkok, a Thai media company, published a review of the burger on their website. Nicky Tanskul, the brave soul who tried the burger wrote:
How does it taste? Pretty awful. It was the driest burger I've ever tasted because there was no sauce and no meat patty. I felt a bit sick to my stomach at the amount of processed cheese I was consuming. No human should ever eat this much dyed yellow cheese at once.
I mustered for another two bites. I think I'm blind. No more please.
Customers posted videos of the cheeseburger on TikTok:
The burger cost 109 Thai baht, which amounted to 3.15 U.S. dollars. Chayoot Wana, an economist and professor, told The New York Times that the individual cheese slices in the burger amounted to 5 baht, or 14 cents, per slice. This made the burger cheaper than a cheese packet bought in a Thai store.
"I might consider buying that burger and keeping the cheese slices," he said. "It would be a better value for the money, and I could make more dishes."
Given that The Real Cheeseburger was widely reported on, and its existence was acknowledged by Burger King Thailand, we rate this claim as True.