Review: The Big BOSS from KFC Canada
They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. When it comes to KFC Canada’s new Big BOSS, the folks at McDonald’s should be on whatever the next level is above flattered. You see, the Colonel and Co. have released a sandwich seemingly cloned from a Big Mac, replacing those signature all beef patties with two chicken fillets.
Sesame seed bun, lettuce, onions, pickles, even the familiar zing of Mickey D’s signature (but not hard to replicate) “special sauce” are all accounted for within the Big BOSS.
The two smallish fillets found stacked inside, while lacking in size, were moist, but with a lacking crunchy exterior. Nowhere near the size of KFC’s “Big Crunch”, this sandwich begs to be ordered in a combo ($8.99 for the Big BOSS plus 1 Crispy Strip, Ind. fries, Ind. Salad, 20 oz. drink).
There in lies it’s one and only glaring fault with the Big BOSS. The smaller portions of chicken end up taking a back seat to all the other components. You need those eleven herbs and spices to shine. Otherwise, what’s the point?
The Big BOSS is no Double Down nor does it do much of anything new other than maybe rile up a few McDonald’s lawyers. Heck BK’s Big King took a shot at McDonald’s iron horse years ago. As it stands, KFC’s Big BOSS is basically two McChicken‘s subletting Big Mac’s split level. Nothing about this sandwich really merits a revisit, unless you were to ask them to substitute the special sauce with Zinger sauce.
Pros: Pickles really do work in a chicken sandwich, but most southern BBQ fans already know this.
Cons: Messy like a Mac. Small chicken fillets. Not enough crunch or eleven herbs and spices present. No real curve ball on the special sauce.
Grubbing on-the-go: 5.00/10
Price: $8.99 Big Box Combo
Overall GrubGrade: 5.50/10
More Info: http://www.kfc.ca