There is a prevailing notion that chickens share an evolutionary lineage with dinosaurs. Adding a humorous twist to this concept, Burger King Brazil has introduced a novel culinary experience by offering chicken nuggets shaped like prehistoric dinosaurs. The presentation makes this offering even more entertaining: the dinosaur-shaped chicken nuggets are enclosed within a plastic egg, requiring diners to “crack” it open to unveil the tasty morsels hidden within. This creative and whimsical approach by Burger King Brazil not only taps into the fascination with the potential dinosaur connection but also adds an element of excitement to the dining experience
The chicken nuggets and their accompanying egg are integral components of a temporary menu inspired by Jurassic Park. Launched in October of the previous year to commemorate the film’s 30th anniversary, this limited-time offering, surprisingly, continues to be available.
– BKssauro Burger – A flame-grilled beef patty, melted cheddar cheese, special grilled green sauce, potato chips, lettuce, tomato, and mayo on a toasted sesame seed bun.
– Brachiosaurus Burger – The Jurassic Park-themed burger for herbivores features two flame-grilled veggie patties, lettuce, tomato, pickles, onion, melted cheddar cheese, ketchup, and mayo, on a toasted sesame seed bun.
– T. rex Burger – The BKssauro Burger but with three beef patties and three cheese slices.
– Dilo Sundae – Named after the spitting Dilophosaurus from Jurassic Park, the sundae includes vanilla soft serve, green-apple-flavored syrup, and a Biju cookie (a thin, flaky Brazilian cookie similar to a fluted cookie) decorated with the Jurassic Park logo. It also comes with a Dilophosaurus frill around the rim of the cup.
Oh, you didn’t know: Chickens, like all birds, belong to the category of dinosaurs, specifically identified as theropod dinosaurs. This implies that the genetic connection between a chicken and a Tyrannosaurus rex is closer than that of a Tyrannosaurus rex with a stegosaurus. While the outdated Linnaean Taxonomy once categorized birds as class Aves and other reptiles as class Reptilia, most scientists now reject this system. Instead, they adopt Cladistics, a classification approach based on evolutionary history. Through Cladistics, it becomes evident that chickens, along with all other birds, are indeed dinosaurs and, consequently, reptiles.