By Meghan Mitchell , QMI Agency
First posted: Friday, September 12, 2014 08:29 AM EDT | Updated: Friday, September 12, 2014 08:46 AM EDT
Itís not quite Halloween, but Burger King appears to be getting a jump on the holiday with its new goth-inspired black burger.
In a press release , Burger King Japan announced the Kuro Pearl and Kuro Diamond burgers would be available in stores beginning September 19, for a limited time.
The creation may be a little off-putting to some, as it features a black bun, black sauce and perhaps the most alarming Ė black processed cheese.
But this is not the first time the fast-food chain has offered a black burger.
According to The Independent , the Kuro burger was introduced in 2012 but has evolved over the years.
So how does it get its colouring?
The bun and cheese are coloured using bamboo charcoal. And for the sauce? Squid ink.
Burger King Japan is offering its Kuro Pearl and Kuro Diamond burgers for a limited time. (Photo courtesy of Burger King Japan)
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