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Scary-good or just plain scary? That's the question only you can answer by biting into Burger King's new A.1. Halloween Whopper, served on a black bun, which has the smoky black pepper-flavored A.1. Steak Sauce baked right into it.

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Sandwiched between the top and bottom of the burger roll (which, according to BK's nutritional info page, derives its ebony hue from food coloring and flavoring), you'll find a flame-grilled beef patty topped with melted American cheese, tomatoes, lettuce, mayonnaise,  A.1. Thick and Hearty Steak Sauce, pickles and sliced white onion. The limited-run burger's suggested retail price is $4.99. Rolling out now at Long Island locations.

Flavored buns, according to Burger King, are trending big in Japan. Whether the United States is ready for them remains to be seen.