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White Castle Hamburgers Frozen Review

I have had a number of times the White Castle Hamburgers when I lived in the Long Island area.They are all over the place.
I have always preferred the fresh cooked to frozen.
Since living in Connecticut .
I have had to resort to th Frozen ones in a box that you can get at most major Supermarket chains.
White Castle is the kind of thing that you really like them or you hate them .
A person who likes the White Castle Burgers are known as Cravers .
Because we crave the taste of these mini burgers .
Its something with the Onions when they cook them with 100% beef.
So I have been eating these frozen ones and they do not taste bad at all .
Still I would rather have a fresh White Castle over frozen anyday.

So my question is this have you tried the Frozen product and do you like them ?.

White Casle only has Drive Ins in 11 States but I guess you can buy the frozen ones in the Supermarkets.

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  1. The frozen ones are decent. They are an adequate substitute. They are much, much better when purchased fresh from White Castle. Especially at 3 a.m.

    1. Living in NoCal, the only thing I have available are the frozen. I've posted this before (perhaps to jfood). I take two out of the cellophane and wrap loosely in a paper towel. I MW upside down for 30 seconds, unwrap, flip them over and rotate 180, rewrap and MW another 30 seconds. Add mustard and MW unwrapped 10 more seconds. There is NOTHING I'm more anal about than how to do this :) And I think they're good and have converted my West Coast husband.

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      1. re: c oliver

        My microwave probably has a higher wattage than yours, because I use the exact same technique and the buns come out stiff and "microwavey." However, if I use a damp paper towel, the buns come out nice and moist.

        1. re: monkeyrotica

          Oh, gosh, they MUST be moist,mustn't they? Just finished a couple before reading this.

          I neglected to mention that the mustard must be yellow!

      2. I live in southern california and all we can get is frozen, they are decent but I noticed the last time I had them the only difference from the fresh ones is that frozen dont have pickles.

        1. White Castle hamburger has been frozen at sometime or another. You go to a White cCastle and those patties were frozen. On the west coast we have to settle for frozen in a box.
          I bought the frozen Ruby's sliders at Costco once and they were pretty good.

          1. I love White Castle burgers, and their frozen ones are better than nothing. I wish White Castle would allow franchises, or at least expand their footprint. They could make a killing in South Florida with all of the displaced northerners and midwesterners down here.

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            1. re: TuteTibiImperes

              I tease my SIL about WC vs. Krystal. I actually grew up on the latter but love them both. He's diehard K having grown up in TN. I bought him a Christmas ornament from WC :)

              1. re: c oliver

                I think White Castle/Krystal would make a killing anywhere. I think eventually, you will have a kind of gourmet slider backlash where people get bored with $15 burger meals. Sometimes you don't want a seared ahi tuna or General Tso's Chicken "slider." You want the real deal.

            2. The problem with the frozen's is if you get it hot in 1 spot, it might be cold in another spot.. Sometimes you can over microwave it and it gets hard. I only buy if I am really desperate.

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              1. re: linsue

                Please reread my detailed instructions above. No hot/cold spots.

                1. re: c oliver

                  I've done it pretty much the same way, with a few variances. Works every time.

              2. i find it funny that they sell wc frozen burgers in states with no white castles. also i think that the reviews on this site wont be accurate unless theyre coming from a person who has eaten at wc before.

                that being said..ive only had wc a few times...but the frozen burgers taste very similar to fresh.

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                1. re: RCTRIPLEFRESH5

                  Who's reviewed them without having them?

                  1. re: Fibber McGee

                    LOL. I can't imagine a single person anywhere who would prepare and eat the frozen if they hadn't had the "fresh." I grew up on K, eat WC when in the NY area and have the frozen when back home in NoCal.

                    1. re: c oliver

                      Well, Mom bought them for us for afterschool snacks when we were growing up and there were no WCs anywhere near us and we'd never had them "fresh". Maybe she had a coupon the first time, maybe it was an impulse buy, maybe she was a working mom looking for something more substantial than chips that would tide 5 hungry kids over until dinnertime, I don't know why she bought them, but she did. I'm not sure why you can't imagine it, but you've mentioned this inability to imagine things outside your personal experience before.

                      1. re: Chris VR

                        And SHE'D never eaten them before? Wow. They get scorn frequently from those who were not to the "manner born" :) I've heard them called "rat burgers."

                        If I've mentioned above-referenced "inability," I was definitely referring to other people. I eat anything that doesn't bite back and even a few of those. I will try literally anything once. Dang that Sam Fujisaka for dying before he and I could go to the Philippines, get drunk and eat balut :)

                        1. re: c oliver

                          No, as I mentioned previously, there were no White Castles near me and she grew up in the same area. IIRC they were the only frozen microwaveable small hamburgers available at the time (actually I'm not sure what other competitors there are in that sector even now.) I don't think my mom was afraid to buy food she'd never eaten before... as long as the food was pretty recognizable (hamburger, yes, balut, no). I'd be surprised if that is uncommon or "wow" worthy. I also think that not having them part of our local culture also meant that there wasn't a "rat burger" reputation to consider. It was just a litte hamburger that she could microwave... or even better, we could microwave, so she didn't have to. With 5 kids, you do what you can to get them self-sufficient as early as possible, I'd guess.

                        2. re: Chris VR

                          What did you think? Were they good enough for you to ever want to try them should you get a chance to have them from an actual White Castle?
                          I can imagine someone having them frozen without the benefit of having them fresh for the very reasons you mentioned. If one does have a choice, and is in an area that has White Castles, usually open 24 hours, the only thing the frozen ones have is immediate convenience.
                          Not a bad thing, mind you.

                          1. re: Fibber McGee

                            I remembered liking them when I was a kid, and actually did get them again recently when visiting family in Kentucky to see if it was any different "in person". I wouldn't go out of my way for one, or make it a priority for my infrequent fast food cravings, but I'm not really their target market. I didn't think they tasted much different from what I remembered.

                  2. As an ex-NYer, I don't think the frozen ones are as good as ones fresh from the grill, but I'm not eating them after a night of bar-hopping, so that may be effecting my judgement.

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                    1. re: cavandre

                      No matter where you're from or what time it is, on the grill to the sack > out of plastic to the microwave covered in paper towels. But isn't that true of just about any craved consumable?