Black Burgers for Halloween

Black Burgers for Halloween
Black is a typical color for Halloween. Back in 2015, in Japan, for this particular holiday, they started serving black burgers. What were the ingredients were to make the black color? A black burger is made with a black olive and anchovy paste, and other stuff added to the ground beef that is shaped into a pattie, and squid ink is used for the bun color. The Japanese love them! Stop in at the Japanese burger chain J.S. Burgers Cafe. Also, the American restaurants McDonald's and Burger King (“kuro-burger”) in Japan serve a “version” of the black burger. It has been served in America, but instead of using squid ink, steak sauce is used to achieve the coloring for the bun. It's very popular during the Halloween season. In current foodie news (as of Aug 2017), the McDonald's in Malaysia is serving a Black Burger and the bun is colored with charcoal. Everybody is jumping on the black food bandwagon. Are you going to jump?

  • Why not? It's Halloween!
  • Burgers are comfort food.
  • Sampling world cuisine is a fun foodie experiment.

  • Black food is a turn off for some people.
  • Some people don't eat beef.
  • Veggie burger “version” is not offered in restaurants.



Burgers always

Well, how often do you eat fries without a burger?
Posted by Anonymous on 10-06-2017

creative and kinda creepy

The "orange" fries seems a bit lack-luster. Sweet potato fries are nothing new or novel. They're simply not exciting. The black burger, however, is something new and exciting that one doesn't get to have at other times during the year. It does creep me out a bit, as it looks unusual. It almost looks like the bun is really, really burnt. You could almost get it as a practical joke for someone. However, since they are just using ink to dye the bun, most people said it still tasted very good.
Posted by Mahshiemonalisa on 10-05-2017

Love burgers

I love burgers than fries. Black burgers are also known as charcoal burgers which are healthy as claimed. Black is the theme for Halloween. So, black burger fits the bill. Furthermore it is filling and looked alike a big clam opening its mouth to gobble up something. Creepy but delicious looking !
Posted by peachpurple on 10-05-2017

Alone in this.

It would seem that I'm alone in this opinion, but I actually think that the black burgers are pretty cool. Yes it's kind of gross to be eating black colored food, but I mean it is for Halloween after all. Isn't it supposed to be a little bit gross? It just seems like a more novel idea to me. On the other hand, orange fries are not particularly all that impressive to me. Now black fries I could get, but all orange fries remind me of are sweet potato fries. Doesn't seem very "festive" to me.
Posted by Denis_P on 10-05-2017


I mean if we're gonna go with something, then let's go with the want that looks better and more interesting, sure orange fries are cool and all, but it takes more creativity on how to actually create such a bun for the burger. Props to Japan for having such burgers, I am not sure if they are tasty at all, however they do sure look interesting to try.
Posted by manmad on 10-05-2017


I would like to taste this burger. It looks pretty creepy and disgusting too but, for Halloween, it could be a good idea try this. I'm going to find the exact recipe on internet to see if I can make this burger by my own. I love to prepare weird dishes.
Posted by cubo on 10-05-2017


This is one of the best things I have seen today, very creepy and scary, and it is just the perfect burger for Halloween. looks nice though, coupled with the fact that I love black stuffs. awesome.
Posted by Authord on 10-05-2017

So yummy

I would choose burger. Because Im a burger lover. I always eat burger with my boyfruen and we enjoy it. We go to different kind of foodchain to eat burgers. And this black burger is really nice. I tried this black burger when we are in a summer outing. It's a good food for halloween and I'm sure children will like it.
Posted by jayken on 10-05-2017

Black Burger

I've seen this on news but haven't tried it. This coming Halloween, It's much appropriate to have this Black burger than orange fries since it's a very common thing to eat. I'm pretty sure that if you eat this, you'll also experiencing some unique and adventurous taste of it. This would really fit this coming Halloween, indeed.
Posted by ColdFlameChris on 10-24-2017

Black Burgers looks appealing

I haven't had Black Burgers before, in fact I have never seen one before, so getting to see one actually exists would make me love to taste it. Burgers are my favorite snacks, so I'm definitely going to choose it.
Posted by Martinsx on 05-04-2018


I choose black burgers. I am so intrigued by this. Its just here that I knew about this.
Posted by menchuuy58 on 11-15-2018


Orange Fries for Halloween

Orange Fries for Halloween
Since orange is also a typical Halloween color, I'm thinking black food might be a turn off for some people, but not orange food! There are too many Halloween symbols and treats that are orange or include orange in the color scheme. From pumpkins to candy corn. So whether or not you decide to eat a black burger, there is no way you can't be tempted to eat orange fries. If it's Halloween season, whether or not you're going to be eating a burger, any burger, might as well get into the spirit of the holiday by eating orange colored fries. Orange fries? Uuuh … yeah! It's just sweet potato fries. But since it's the Halloween holiday, we'll call them orange fries. Don't stop at the sweet potato. People make carrot fries too! They're also orange. Not only that but for those folks who try to avoid fried foods, these root vegetables can be baked. Since they're baked fries, why resist the temptation?

  • Eat for Halloween and all year round!
  • Orange food is prettier than black food.
  • Baked versus fried recipes available.
  • Meat-eaters and vegans or vegetarians can both enjoy.

  • Some people don't like carrots
  • Can't think of any more CONs. Can you?




That black burger looks like it's burned when you first see the picture and that's why I think that most people wouldn't find it appealing to eat.

I choose the orange fries because it's very unique, looks tasty plus you can eat it all year long if you truly want to! And best of all, they're super simple to make. A great dish.

Posted by Mehano on 10-05-2017

I prefer fries

I really like eating burgers but I can't imagine myself eating this black burger and I don't think anyone in my family will like this. I guess it is because we are used to those normal burger buns. As for those orange fries I will definitely appreciate them. We often make sweet potato fries over here and they are really delicious. I never had carrot fries though and I wonder how they taste like.
Posted by Pixie on 10-05-2017

Orange Fries for Halloween

Orange Fries for Halloween looks much nicer than a burger, I mean who would eat a black burger even if it is Haloween, it looks disgusting, the fries look much better I can imagine that is full with red condiments and I can eat those.
Posted by wallet on 10-04-2017

Orange Fries I Guess

Usually these black burgers are colored using squid ink, and that is just repulsive. I am seafood-phobic. I will never understand how some sea spider or tentacled protoplasmic goo comes crawling out of the filthy ocean fish have been peeing in...and you want to put it in your mouth!

The orange fries may be unnatural, but I'm willing to bet that orange pigment is sourced from something marginally less disgusting.

Posted by JaiGuru on 10-05-2017
gata montes

Vegan/vegetarian friendly !

Not an easy choice - especially as I would much prefer both together - as not only would the combination of The Black Burger and the Orange Chips make a fun meal for Halloween but both sound extremely tasty too.

However if having to choose just one - it would be these - The Orange Fries - simply because - everyone could tuck in and enjoy them - regardless of whether they were vegetarian or vegan - as unlike the burgers which contain meat - these are generally nothing more than - baked or fried carrots or sweet potato.

Posted by gata montes on 10-06-2017

Orange Fries

I personally prefer orange fries for Halloween. My family love fries and it is easier to eat and prepare in bulk compared to black burgers. Black burgers are tasty too but we can prepare a variety of dips for the orange fries.

Besides using normal potato to make fries, I love sweet potato fries as well and this will certainly fit the occasion.

Posted by fishmonk on 10-04-2017

I wouldn't eat black burguers...

I wouldn't eat black burguers but I sure would eat orange fries! they can be made with sweet potato and they are delicios and natural. You would get the natural tone of orange and you can even make then in the oven if you are trying to eat more healthy....
Posted by Pink_Turtle on 10-06-2017

The organge ones.

I prefer the orange fries because I am totally addicted to potatoes and I like pretty much everything that is made of them.

The Orange color touch for Halloween is a lot of fun, although I'm not totally in favor of these distinctive colorings in food (because sometimes it can give a wrong idea as to the taste).

Posted by wiseagent on 10-04-2017


I love eating fries than burgers. Even though orange is not my favorite color, it looks yummy when it is a fries. I hope I can find a orange fries this coming halloween. Fries all the way!
Posted by blank629 on 10-05-2017

black buns are weird

The black bun just kills my appetite whereas an orange tint on fries wouldn't be that far off from just thinking it were flavored with cheese or something. I find fries a lot more appetizing already than burgers as it is because I never really was that much of a burger fan anyway, and making the bun black just makes the decision a lot easier for me.
Posted by Wubwub on 10-25-2017

Fries lover here.

I love french fries that is my favorite snacks since i was a kid so i would love to see Orange fries during Halloween that would be a great taste and fries is more practical than the burger for Halloween because burger is a solo eating but fries can be shared to many people so in this case i can save more money than buying burger for Halloween.
Posted by tophew on 10-05-2017

Holloween Fries

I'm voting for Orange Fries because it's still appetizing to look at even when it's in deep orange or red in color.
Black Colored Burgers to me lacks the visual appeal that a regular burger has, unlike colored potato fries which looks great in any color.

Posted by Kakashi2020 on 02-13-2018


Unless the orange fries are that way because they are made from sweet potatoes, I think I'd pass on both. The black burger just looks nasty. I also figure that we probably already consume enough dyes in our junk food. No need to add more. I guess it's kind of cool for people who are into it. It's just not for me.
Posted by Zyni on 10-04-2017
I don't really think I am interested in eating black burgers and orange fries. There are a lot of interesting ways to celebrate Halloween, but not sure I really go for these particular items. They just seem kind of out of place to be honest. Oh well..
Posted by kgord on 10-04-2017
Orange fries would be sweet potato fries and I love those. I eat them whenever I have fries with my meal. The black burger I could not do. I couldn't get beyond the look of it to enjoy it. I am sure it taste the same it is just gross looking. I know they had them here last year and believe it or not they were a popular item. I don't understand why.
Posted by Sue on 10-04-2017
I'm not much more of a burger lover and eater than fries. Personally, I could eat burger all day as my meal and never get tired. The feeling and taste you get when it's being chewed is something out of this world and I would give everything to keep eating it all day long.

So therefore, having said that, then it's definitely going to be Black Burgers for Halloween that is going to be my choice preference between the two snacks and I would choose burger all over again should the the options comes up anywhere again.
Posted by Heatman on 10-04-2017
Between burger and fries, I will always choose fries because fries are my best food. Between black and orange color, I will choose black because black is my favorite color. However, if I am to choose between black burger and orange fries, I will choose orange fries. By the way can anyone tell me how orange color became to be associated with Halloween?
Posted by vinaya on 10-04-2017
If orange fries is delicious and made in sweet potato I will choose that but if it is not I rather try to eat black burger. I love burger and now a days here in our place many restaurant burger food house having this kind of color burger not only black different color like red, yellow, blue, black etc. and for me I see it unusual and unique. It is only the color that changes to make more inviting that people will try to taste it.
Posted by honeybabe on 10-04-2017
I think the same thing. But in my life I didn't see black burger instead of orange bun thing in it. I only eat small portion of burger, the rest I eat a lot of vegetable, as to balance my diet in order avoid sudden obese. I could easily get fat, in less than week, because I have low level of metabolism. So, that's why I don't really get involve of eating in festival, or celebrations. Most people here feel disrespected when ever I rejected their invitation, and it's like a good thing at all.

It's so unique people make these things, as a combination of business profit at the same time. It is the same thing of commercializing products at the same time promoting social interaction to other people. I like people in other country, as they are more adaptable of other culture, and sometimes they can easily adjust to others.
Posted by jaysolano12 on 10-05-2017
I love burgers of whatever form, so I will go with the black Burgers.I think it a perfect snack/food for the Halloween period.At least something different for the home.It will add flavor to the already exciting period.It quite delicious and yummy too.
Posted by lovely on 10-05-2017
I refer black burger in Halloween. Though I not celebrating Halloween season, because people don't celebrate these things instead we commemorate the memories of people who were dead and remembering them. I don't know why people celebrate horror things, or maybe its different culture they adapted. The month of November is sacred to us Filipino's, because the memory of the dead ones is the most important things than celebrating other things. That's why is the sacred month, for us the month of November. When someone celebrated Halloween its like an insulting here in our place, that's why we always remind those foreign people to know the culture of every place they visited.

The black burger represent Halloween, in my opinion. I think the important thing to consider is that, the essence of Halloween is to be celebrated among one another. Though, in our place is prohibited to celebrated it, but not necessarily, is people always love to recreate culture just to make themselves happy, or to make enjoy something out of scary month like November.
Posted by jaysolano12 on 10-05-2017
I'm a fries lover so I'll definitely choose orange fries over black burgers. I also find fries a good snack to eat during Halloween because it's easy and would not make you look messy eating compared to burgers.
Posted by DanoCath on 10-05-2017
Why not just include both since they are both peculiar in one way or another. The orange fries thing isn't all that bizarre like the black crabby patty. You could make some sweet potato fries for orange fries and the black-bunned burger to go with it since burgers and fries are a match made in heaven.
Posted by AlexHarris on 10-05-2017
I would say burgers for me!
Posted by Anonymous on 10-06-2017
I've known about the black burger for years and have never been able to bring myself to try it. I just look at it and I think about eating burnt toast. Even though the burger bun is probably not toasted OR lightly toasted. It's just that it's black!!

My friend told me about sweet potato fries. My husband had me looking up recipes and I came across carrot fries. I thought to myself, since they are both orange and whether you are vegan, vegetarian or a meat eater, most people love fries, orange fries would be perfect for Halloween!

One of the commenters asked a question about why the color orange was associated with Halloween. Here is an interesting link that explains all of the colors of Halloween.


This was my very first post and since it was the Halloween season, I picked a topic that I figured most people would like. Food! Halloween is over and will be back next year. Just wanted to say thanks to everybody for commenting.
Posted by foxchannel on 11-07-2017
I like the orange fries much better because when a food is too black in color it turns you off but orange color is attractive and the food can be baked also if you dont like frying and it is good for both meat eaters and vegetarian.
Posted by babyright on 03-05-2018
I cannot come to terms with black burgers although the orange fries are fine with me. I understand the occasion that is to be scary but with the food, I don’t think it is proper to make them go with the horror theme as well. When we were young, old folks would always say not to play with the food and doing that theme with the food is also like playing with the food. Perhaps let’s spare the food in following the theme of the occasion. There are already so many decorations and props for that purpose.
Posted by Corzhens on 04-12-2018
I prefer black burgers. I like the color black of it. It will make my stomach full. It looks very delicious.
Posted by menchuuy58 on 11-15-2018