The Hungry Jacks Octo Stacker Value Meal Challenge

Wednesday, September 17 2008 @ 01:11 pm UTC

Contributed by: Billy

You might have heard recently Hungry Jacks (Australia's Burger King) brought out the "Stacker" range of burgers, Double, Triple and Quad to the menu. Of course all the health hippies were up in arms at how irresponsible Hungry Jacks were in releasing the burger. Ho hum. Well rather than try the stock-standard Quad Stacker, I thought I'd give the Octo Stacker Value Meal Challenge a go. The Challenge: Finish an Octo Stacker (8 patties, 8 slices of cheese, 4 slices of bacon), Large Onion Rings and a Large Diet Coke (lol!). Part of the challenge was re-creating the stacker with 8 layers of Onion Rings built into the burger. With a rebuild and a structural support, we had ourselves one mighty burger!

From: Hungry Jacks

Value Meal Challenge Stats: Calories - 2590, Fat (g) - 162.9, Saturated Fat (g) - 74.6, Sodium (mg) - 4,481, Protein (g) - 149.6


It's lunchtime, and Sean (fellow Supersizer), Aaron (photographer and support crew), Wayne (photographer and former victor of the Big Shank Challenge) and I walked up the mall to our lunchtime destination, Hungry Jacks

Hungry Jacks, Queen St Mall, Brisbane

It's usually pretty busy here at lunch time, into the line we go.

Waiting in line to order

Stackers - They're what's for lunch!

I wanted get them to make an Octo stacker for me, but wasn't convinced it'd be the cheaper option. $5.95 for 1 x Octo Stacker, but when you add 4 x Patties (+$4), 4 slices of cheese (+$2) and bacon (I think +$1) it worked out more than just buying another Quad Stacker. I knew I was going to pull them apart anyway, so meh, I got 2 Quad stackers instead.

Cheaper to buy 2 x Quad Stackers than a custom Octo Stacker

Ended up geting 1 Quad Stacker Value Meal ($8.55), swapped out the fries for Onion Rings (+$0.50), Upsized (+$0.55) and a second Quad Stacker ($5.95) and a diet Coke of course. Total cost: $15.55. That's a lot of HJ's...

Health Statistics
Energy (calories): Burgers = 2,160; Onion Rings = 430; Total = 2,590 calories
Fat (g): Burgers = 142g; Onion Rings = 20.9; Total = 162.9g
Saturated Fat (g): Burgers = 69.4g; Onion Rings = 5.2g; Total = 74.6g
Sodium (mg): Burgers = 3,860mg; Onion Rings = 621mg; Total = 4,481mg
Protein (g): Burgers = 149.6g; Onion Rings = 0g; Total = 149.6g

The Receipt. Total cost, $15.55

We then started the deconstruction/reconstruction of the Octo Stacker Value Meal Challenge. Damn those patties were hot. Note the sheen on that velvety cheese. Gorgeous... First layer of onion rings deployed.

The first layer of Onion Rings

Subsequent layers of beef and cheese, then onion rings continued from there on in...

The Octo Stacker grows!

Until finally, the Pièce de résistance, The Octo Stacker Value Meal Challenge in all its glory!

The Octo Stacker Value Meal Challenge

The leaning tower of Octo Stacker

It ended up getting to be about as tall as a large drink. Normal bun next to it for scale reference.

Nearly as tall as a large soft drink

They say you should always follow the 6 "P's", Proper Planning Prevents Piss Poor Performance. I figured I'd bring a skewer along to help hold it together. I'm glad I did, otherwise I'd probably be wearing most of it

Note the structural support (Skewer) helping to keep it together

The first bite was a bit of a challenge. How to tackle such a mighty burger? I went for the top-down approach, then proceeded to consume the burger using the "Corn on the Cob" method

The first bite

I cracked up when I saw this pic when we got back. Some random dude got a bit of a shock when he saw the burger! (click the pic for a bigger image)

lol @ the guy in the background!

Mmm tasty burger

Getting a few people watching the show now

This was probably about 1/3 done. This was a damn tasty burger! I thought it was going to be pretty hard, but it seemed to have just the right balance of cheese, beef, sauce and crunch from the Onion rings. They seriously should consider putting onion rings on their burgers. It tastes of pure win!

The cross section

The close up

Utilizing the "Corn on the Cob" method

Mmmm burger on a stick!

Time to turn it over!

By now Sean had already plowed through both of his Quad Stackers and onion rings!

Sean easily finishes his two Quad Stackers

Only the bun left

I'm a little behind, but nearly done

The last piece

Last piece!

Oops, 2 onion rings left

And we're finished!

We'd decided earlier on that if we did end up buying 2 x Octo Stackers we wouldn't bother eating the second bun. Meh, it's the Octo Stacker challenge, not the 2 x Quad Stacker Challenge!

It was a mighty, mighty tasty burger. Sure it contained enough calories to feed a small country town for a day, but at least I got it with a diet coke.

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