Angry Whopper Vs. Angriest Whopper: What's The Difference?

Every fast-food chain worth its salt is constantly trying to evolve in order to answer the needs of the ever-hungry public. Sometimes, this results in periodically sold cult items like the McRib, or instant classics like the Popeyes' chicken sandwich. Other times, they end up with a product that instantly manages to gross out the internet for whatever reason. 

Burger King has had plenty of such flops in its history, but one thing where the burger giant rarely goes wrong is their signature Whopper and its various limited-time variants. Two of the burger giant's particularly attractive takes on the Whopper theme are the Angry Whopper and the Angriest Whopper, both of which deal in spiciness. But which one of them is the spice king of Burger King? Sure, their very names imply that the Angriest Whopper packs more punch, but because of their periodically available nature, it's pretty difficult to make a side-by-side comparison to ascertain this. So, out of academic interest, let's get to the bottom of the issue. Angry Whopper vs. Angriest Whopper: What's the difference?

It's all in the bun

As Thrillist tells us, the Angry Whopper is basically your average Whopper, tuned with some key ingredients that warrant its aggressive name. The burger contains normal Whopper elements like Burger King's signature flame-grilled beef patty, lettuce, tomato, and mayo, along with cheese, thick bacon, crispy onion petals, jalapeños, and a special, spicy "angry sauce." There are also some local differences – in Mexico's Burger King, the cheese is a spicy-looking manchego, while Australia's Hungry Jacks (the local master franchise for Burger King) offers its version with melted American cheese. Meanwhile, Thrillist notes that the Angriest Whopper is basically the same, but turned up to 11. Here, the very bun is replaced with a special red-hued one, in which hot sauce is infused in the very bread. All the other spicy elements, of course, still remain. 

Since the toppings of the two burgers are more or less the same, it really comes down to whether you like the idea of that extra tang of spice in the form of a hot sauce-infused bun, or prefer the classic one.