McDonald's Hong Kong is suiting up with limited time "Black and White Burgers."
The Black Burger features a bun fashioned from black squid ink with white sesame seeds, two beef patties, mashed potatoes, lettuce, bacon and truffle sauce. While the thought of truffle sauce on a Mickey D's burger may be surprising, don't let this faux-bougie business fool you. The truffle sauce is most likely made from truffle oil (a synthetic product) meant to merely mimic the aroma of actual truffles.
The White Burger is less exciting, consisting of a white bun topped with sesame seeds with a crispy chicken patty, mashed potatoes, lettuce, bacon and pepper mushroom sauce.
Although, the concept of this monochromatic promotion isn't new. McDonald's black and white burgers first debuted in China where they were sold in sets of two mini-burgers. However, Hong Kong's versions are full-sized, can be bought separately and feature a layer of mashed potatoes in both burgers.
Both the black and white burgers will run you at about $17.60 HK ($2.27 US) each. The Black Burger touts the tagline, "Dare to be dark," while the White Burger boasts, "Dare to be plain." Clever, guys.