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Burger King serves up Hanukkah donut Whopper

The ‘SufganiKing’ is a cross between the traditional festival jelly filled sufganiyot and a hamburger

The 'sufganiking' donut-burger combo by Burger King, released in Israel in December 2016 to mark the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah, during which donuts (sufganiyot) are traditionally eaten (Courtesy)
The 'sufganiking' donut-burger combo by Burger King, released in Israel in December 2016 to mark the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah, during which donuts (sufganiyot) are traditionally eaten (Courtesy)

In a move likely to give one eight days of indigestion, Burger King announced that this Hanukkah it will be offering a version of its Whopper burgers served on a sufgania, the traditional holiday jelly donut.

The American fast food chain said the “Sufganiking” will be on sale at all Burger King chains in Israel starting on December 25, the first night of the Festival of Lights, until January 1st, and it will cost NIS 14.90 ($4.00).

“This matching of two popular Israeli food items was inevitable for us. We’re proud to be able to end 2016 on a creative, festive note,” Israeli Burger King CEO Steve Ben Shimol told Ynet.

Burger King said the normally sweet dough will be transformed into a savory deep fried bun with ketchup topping the creation instead of jelly.

Employees of the fast food chain have tasted the burger and say that it is delicious, the Ynet website said.

There was no word on how many calories the new festive feast will contain.

Hannukah, which commemorates the Maccabean revolt against the Greeks, has long featured oily foods such as latkes and donuts in remembrance of the miracle of the temple oil, which lasted eight days instead of the expected one. But for some, the holiday has become an excuse to inhale fried potato pancakes and custard-filled pastries. Sufganiyot are very popular in Israel, where an array of flavors is featured at bakeries beginning as early as October.

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