After seeing the commercial for Sonics new Signature Slingers for the thousandth time, I decided to do everyone a favor and give them a try. Believe me; I really did you a favor. It comes in 2 varieties and I tried them both.
Sonic is trying to appeal to the calorie conscious crowd and offer a full flavor, lower calorie burger. From the looks of things, the decided the best way to cut calories was to make tiny burgers. While they call them Slingers, they are the size of sliders.
The patty is said to be a blend of 100% pure beef, savory mushroom and bold seasonings. To be honest, the flavor wasn’t bad. It did taste like a beef patty, but that’s where all semblances of beef stopped. It was as dry as the pink eraser on a #2 pencil about the same texture. They might be onto something if they are trying to make jerky for the denture crowd.
First up was the classic signature Slinger. This was comprised of your standard burger accessories, lettuce, pickles, onions and cheese. They use mayo as the spread but mayo is garbage, so I subbed mustard.
I was greatful for the veggies. They seemed fresh and had good texture. More importantly though, they added much needed moisture. Still, I struggles to chew this thing and had to reach for the water numerous times. I give it a generous 2/5
Next, we have the Bacon Melt Signature Slinger. For $.50 more, they 86 the rabbit food and add some bacon. They really should have left the foliage. This thing was as dry as cotton. No moisture, none. A shot of mustard was no match for the sahara of a burger patty this thing had. The bacon was the star of this show. It was cooked just right, no burnt aftertaste and had good texture. This little guy gets a 1/5 and that’s purely for the decent bacon.
I was very disappointed. I love Sonic. I eat their frequently. They do one of the best drive through,fast food burgers in the biz, but the Signature Slinger is a swing and a miss.