Welcome to Corpus Christi, Home of the Whataburger. This is my home turf, which makes me the most qualified person you know to review anything Whata-related. Heck, I’m single-handedly responsible for Whataburger’s decision to bring back the A1 Thick & Hearty Burger*, so you know I care enough to tell you the truth. Recently, the chain unveiled a Jalapeno Cheddar Biscuit, a potentially spicy addition to its breakfast menu, so I knew I had to be the one to tell you all about it. Will this be the new king of fast food breakfast? There’s only one way to find out!
Jalapeno, Cheddar, and Biscuit
Okay, so I don’t really know how Whataburger makes its biscuits. What you need to know is that this biscuit can be ordered by itself, or it can be substituted for a regular biscuit in any Whata-order. As you can see from the pictures, I opted for the standard sausage, egg, and cheese biscuit.
Well, there’s the delicious breakfast trio between the two halves of the biscuit, but let’s focus on the bread itself. Strictly in terms of appearance, this item lives up to its name, with a beautiful yellow tint indicative of cheesy goodness, spotted with green pieces of jalapeno (you’ll never see truly ripe red jalapenos in a product like this, of course). This is an attractive breakfast item, and it actually resembles the advertising images on the restaurant’s website quite well.
Smell and Taste:
It smells like breakfast. There’s not really any spicy scent to this biscuit. Actually, there’s not much of a spicy flavor to it, either. The jalapeno is definitely subdued here, which leaves us with a biscuit sandwich that mainly winds up tasting cheesier than normal.
I’m not saying that’s a bad thing, but I would like some heat from my jalapeno biscuits. I’m a little disappointed that this thing hardly even registers on my scale, so it gets a Mild. Then again, from a corporate standpoint, that’s a smart move, because Whataburger will be able to peddle this newfangled biscuit to a wider consumer base. Fortunately, the biscuit sandwich is tasty already, so the inclusion of more cheese and a slight jalapeno flavor doesn’t hurt. I just wish the peppers had a more prominent role. I’m giving it a Nice.
*This story may or may not be true. All I know is that I wrote Whataburger a totally kickass poem entitled “A Hearty Ode” shortly after they stopped selling the A1 Thick & Hearty for what was supposed to be the final time. They responded with a nice handwritten note, some free Whataburger stuff, and eventually brought the delicious burger back as an “All-Time Favorite.” Make of that what you will.