After days of frenzied salivation, I finally got my greedy little taste buds on the much vaunted Wendy’s Baconator. To the uninitiated and clueless, this is a Baconator:

Wendy's Baconator

A thing of beauty (the heart attack, cholesterol-y kind) this Burger Made for the Gods (or late-teen-to-young-adult, males, according to the Wiki article). Of course, PR pictures are always a far cry from the actual product— everyone knows that (I’d be a moron to expect a neatly stacked, non-greasy sandwich, really). This is what a Baconator looks like, IRL (after several chomps):

Wendy's Baconator

Careful. It can sense fear. And probably disgust.

Wendy's Baconator

What is in that?!, you must be thinking. No shred of lettuce or a pickle slice, for sure, this baby is devoid of greens (the way real men prefer their burgers!). According to the Wendy’s website, a Baconator is made of six strips of hickory smoked bacon piled high atop two 1/4 lb. patties of fresh (never frozen!) beef complete with two slices of American cheese, mayo, and ketchup. And grease. Lots and lots of grease. As Lauren quipped last night: at least we all know that the Baconator is not a First Date Meal (or something like that).

Some friends and I had a Baconator Meet-Up yesterday (aka we made an event out of it lol) and among the four of us, I was the first to obliterate my burger. As I gingerly folded the greasy, nasty foil that the Baconator came wrapped in, I started feeling my body go warm, as if it was begging me to get on my feet and walk around in circles to burn the calories I had just consumed. My mouth was also a bit sore, as if it had just been raped. My heart and chest felt fine, though, and I have never been so glad to be too young for heart attacks.

Total damage done to my hips, thighs, arms, belly, and ass: 830 calories, 460 calories from fat. 51 grams of fat, 22 grams saturated fat, 2.5 grams trans fat, 170 mg cholesterol, 1920 mg sodium, 35 grams carbs, 1 gram fiber, 8 grams sugar, 57 grams protein.

Although far from a gastronomical delight, I wouldn’t mind having another Baconator in this lifetime. Maybe once every two months, preferably when feeling suicidal.

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  • Reply Cesar Noel January 14, 2009 at 4:12 pm

    Sarap naman ng BACONATOR

  • Reply niki January 14, 2009 at 8:02 pm

    I think I want to go die eating a Baconator now.

  • Reply Gel January 14, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    It does look greasy and disgusting but for some reason i’m still tempted to try it out… O_O

  • Reply Ray January 14, 2009 at 9:24 pm

    i want.
    hahahhaah i havent had fast food in 4 months i been dieting god -xT

  • Reply crisel January 14, 2009 at 10:41 pm

    Hey, I don’t think it looks that bad as suppose to what it’s suppose to look like. It actually looks yummy to me. Hahaha! =p

  • Reply saha January 15, 2009 at 12:26 am

    800 calories?! holy mother of god! i thought the big mac was a big deal. now i don’t feel so bad for eating 2 last week…or was it 3. oh deary. anyways, i want to try that just because you did! look what you done did helga.

  • Reply Lene January 15, 2009 at 1:39 am

    I think I’m getting a tummy ache from looking at it! It’s looks disgusting enough to be delicious, but, no thanks! LOL

    Bad Helga! Or should I say Helgo? I always knew you were secretly a late-teen–to–young-adult male D:

  • Reply Katy January 15, 2009 at 3:33 am

    Damn that looks gross but oddly delicious. Thank god I hate bacon or else I’d obliterate one of those too. =S

  • Reply Jules January 15, 2009 at 12:38 pm

    Umm, that looks NOTHING like the picture! But it looks amazing.

  • Reply Kenna January 15, 2009 at 12:39 pm

    Yumyum, need to try that soon.

  • Reply Jen January 15, 2009 at 2:19 pm

    As unhealthy as that burger is, the “real” (the one you took) picture, looks more yummy than the ad.

  • Reply Web Design company gurgaon January 15, 2009 at 8:05 pm

    tasty yum yum

  • Reply Kevin January 15, 2009 at 10:00 pm

    For something as YUMMY as that (oh gawd, I’ve been so much in love with Wendy’s burgers–especially their Bacon Mushroom Melt), I think I’d rather not note the calories.

  • Reply Ritsa January 15, 2009 at 10:43 pm

    Hahha…I’ve actually had one. It isn’t so bad, if you don’t count the fact that I felt like throwing up after consuming it. :(

  • Reply Angie January 16, 2009 at 1:00 am

    Whatever it looks like, I am still tempted to get my hand on those Baconator. nomnomnom! Will try on th weekends.

  • Reply Yo Penneh! January 16, 2009 at 1:27 am

    still haven’t tried this…maybe i should eat like two of these a day so i can die young and fat.

  • Reply Abby January 16, 2009 at 10:50 am

    oh-em-gee!!!!! Must.try.that!!!!!!!

  • Reply Michelle January 17, 2009 at 2:12 am

    Eep! That burger looks ew! I hate burgers that don’t have tomatoes and lettuce! Gotta have my veggies! lol

    And I’m coming back to the Philippines hopefully by 2011! =[

  • Reply Stacii January 17, 2009 at 6:16 pm

    haha. If I was hungry enough, I’d still eat it. I’m surprised there actually wasn’t *more* calories.

  • Reply Rey January 19, 2009 at 10:27 am

    Hi there! Glad to know that you liked it.

    Hope you don’t mind, I added your post to the I Conquered the Baconator Facebook page : )

  • Reply Crystal January 19, 2009 at 3:29 pm

    You and that damn burger! It looks so sick! I like my burgers with bleu cheese crumbles.

  • Reply Desiree January 19, 2009 at 10:50 pm

    Good lordie that’s a fatenning sandwich! But looks good… haha.

  • Reply jehzlau January 22, 2009 at 1:39 am

    waaaaaa! di pa ako nakaka tikim neto.. i want some pag naka daan ako ng mcdo, bibili me agad..

    este… wendy’s pala :D hehe

  • Reply Monique January 22, 2009 at 2:12 am

    The replaced the Big Bacon Classic with that Baconator. It’s like an entire pig and cow on a bun, gross! My boyfriend gets it all the time. I know know how its appealing.

  • Reply P January 22, 2009 at 5:02 pm

    Hey, I know this is so random and this comment is so unrelated to the Baconator, but, here goes anyway. You quit school and worked at a call center, right? I’m thinking of doing the same thing. Do you know of any call centers which accepts undergrads? I’d really appreciate it if you answer my question.

    PS: I’m craving for bacon right now, thankyouverymuch. :))

  • Reply tiff January 24, 2009 at 2:17 am

    Funny thing is, before reading this, I asked my mom to buy me some Wendys baked potato and nuggets.

    And as gross that burger may seem, I wish I asked for that! The messier, the better I say!

  • Reply Nile January 24, 2009 at 1:49 pm

    The commercial ad looks much better than what is served across the front line. However, it does sound very good despite looking kind of gross.

  • Reply angela January 25, 2009 at 12:38 am

    haven’t had a baconator yet, maybe i’ll try one now…

  • Reply Noelle Chantal January 29, 2009 at 2:14 am

    ah, i’m starving! i wanna try it too! :)

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