KFC Just Launched A Pitch-Black Zinger Burger

Black burgers coloured with dye and/or charcoal are all the rage overseas. Now KFC is bringing the wacky concept Down Under. The Zinger Black Burger does what it says on the tin, featuring a jet-black bun sprinkled with chilli flakes and nigella seeds. It also comes with a Zinger fillet, cheese, bacon, lettuce, tomato and sweet mustard maple flavoured sauce. It's available in stores for a limited time from today.

The striking black bun is made with vegetable carbon (AKA "carbon black") which is derived from vegetable material for food use. It looks weird, but KFC assures us it's an approved substance under the Food Standards code.

The burger packs in 1973kJ of energy, 35.9g of protein, 19.2g of fat, 45.7g of carbs, 11.9g of sugars and 1566mg of sodium. This makes it slightly more indulgent than a regular Zinger burger which boasts 1779kJ of energy, 28.4g of protein, 18.4g of fat, 42.7g of cabrs, 8.5g of sugar and 1062mg of sodium.

We were given an advanced taste test of the Zinger Black and can confirm it's bloody moreish: the sweet mustard maple has a slightly smoky aftertaste that suits the charcoal theme perfectly. It strikes a perfect balance between sweet and spicy.

The Zinger is available from 22 March to 18 April nationwide (with the exception of Tasmania) for $7.45. We'll be back with an in-depth taste test later in the week.

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Comments

    I made pitch-black food at home before.... No one ate it.

    WARNING: eating this does make your toilet bowl turn as black as your ex's heart.

      First thing I thought was I bet that makes your shit go a weird colour. Black would take a hell of a lot of dye. Blue ice cream results in a lurid green.

    Why does Tasmania miss out - again.... Always left off the map...
    Also Hobart KFC has disappeared without a trace so you wouldn't even be able to try it in the CBD of the capital of Tasmania!!

      Yeah, bit pissed about this - would have liked to try it.
      Try the Kingston store? Rosny one too but I would only drive through there. Too many little shits frequent that place.

      It's moved for the David Jones construction. Was meant to reopen elsewhere soon.

        I was told by the staff that worked there that their lease was up for renewal and Liv-eat grabbed it. Not sure what you're on about with David Jones.

          When I was still living there last year one of the staff members told me that the David Jones construction was causing havoc for them & the head office wanted to more them ASAP, possibly into Cat & Fiddle (upstairs) where they could be more like Maccas with a counter for take aways.

          But, as said, that was last year when I was told.

    Mussssst havvvvve

    I had one of the Dark Vador burgers at the French Quick chain in 2012. One of the most disgusting fast food experiences of my life... and don't get me started on the little white cheesy midichlorian chunks.http://gizmodo.com/5873108/this-black-bun-darth-vader-burger-looks-more-awesome-than-the-phantom-menace

    I had one of the Dark Vador burgers at the French Quick chain in 2012. One of the most disgusting fast food experiences of my life... and don't get me started on the little white cheesy midichlorian chunks.http://gizmodo9.com/5873108/this-black-bun-darth-vader-burger-looks-more-awesome-than-the-phantom-menace

    This is awesome! They should make it a permanent item on the menu. A little expensive but great!

    Another Tasmanian here that would like to try it. Stop leaving Tassie out. :(

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