Burger King Japan Rolls Out Creepy New All-Black Cheseburger

Even the cheese is black on Burger King’s new Kuro Burgers

Burger King Japan's new Black Pearl burger even has black cheese.

Burger King Japan has outdone itself this fall by unleashing a new limited-time cheeseburger special that might be too creepy to eat, because from the bun to the cheese it’s entirely black.

According to Kotaku, Burger King Japan’s new “Kuro Burgers,” or “black burgers,” come in two varieties: Black Diamond and Black Pearl. The Kuro Diamond burger is a black-pepper hamburger patty on a bun made with bamboo charcoal to turn it pitch black. It comes with black cheese -- seriously, the cheese was dyed black with bamboo charcoal -- lettuce, tomato, onion, and a black sauce made with onion, garlic, and squid ink. The lettuce, tomato, and onion add enough color that the Black Diamond seems more friendly and wholesome than the Black Pearl, which has the patty with the black bun, black sauce, and black cheese, and looks like something out of a horror movie.


Both burgers are a limited-time offering for fall, and they go on sale on September 19. The Black Diamond sells for 690 yen, or $6.40. The Black Pearl is 480 yen, or $4.49.