When you think of Whopper’s from Burger King, what do you think of?

The large sesame seed bun, the lettuce, tomatoes, ketchup, cheese….Of course the flame-broiled meat. Yum to the max, right?

How about adding some Swiss cheese, bacon and guacamole to the mix?

Yes, guacamole.

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BK has added a new burger to its lineup – the “California Whopper.”

Why California, you ask?

This has happened many times in many food items I’ve seen, involving sandwiches and wraps. Many wraps or sandwiches with “California” in the title seem to have either avocados or sprouts, or both, in them, I’ve noticed. Cali definitely has some great avocados from what I hear, so the name isn’t far out of the ball park.

So what’s in this new burger?

According to its website: “A ¼ pound* of Flame-broiled beef topped with ripe tomatoes, crisp lettuce, guacamole, crispy bacon, melted Swiss cheese and creamy mayo all on a toasted sesame seed bun.”

I must say, I was rather surprised at this new addition, but at the same time I wasn’t.

Surprised because this is the first time I’ve ever seen guacamole on a burger at a fast food joint (please tell me if you’ve seen it before this), and not surprised because it seems to be the growing trend around the fast food joints in general lately, adding avocado’s to a menu item.

But this choice is a great one. Guacamole, with its main ingredient being, of course, avocados. And avocados, have many health benefits.

Here’s some info from a previous blog post I wrote:

One of my best friends, who happens to be an amazing CNA (Certified Nurse’s Assistant), told me that avocados burn off fat in your belly! This excited me even more about eating avocados. While yes, they are creamy and to some, may be considered “fatty,” according to LIVESTRONG.com‘s article on “Food That Helps You Lose Belly Fat,” avocados contain healthy monounsaturated fats, and have potassium, fiber, folate and vitamins A & D. The article also says avocados keep you feeling fuller longer! And some belly fat just may burn off too.

Here are some other facts from Avocado.org:  avocados are sodium and cholesterol-free and have only five grams of fat per serving! Also, the avocado is also known as the “Alligator Pear” due to its pear shape and green skin.

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In addition to the Cali Whopper on the menu, the chicken tenders have changed! What were once the crown-shaped, fried morsels have now turned into crispier, chicken McNugget-esque chicken nuggets. I would just call these nuggets, if it were up to me, but these new changes are great.

But I don’t want to give away my review in text, so please check out my latest vlog for more:

And if you have any suggestions as to where I can head around Long Island to try some unique, local eats (or sweets!) please drop me a line. I look forward to hearing from you.

(And don’t forget to have some guac, please! )