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.

Big Boss KFCSesame 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.

KFC BIG BOSS CanadaThe 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).

KFC Big Boss SandwichThere 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?

Big Boss KFC CanadaThe 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.

Taste: 5.00/10
Value: 6.00/10
Grubbing on-the-go: 5.00/10
Price: $8.99 Big Box Combo

Overall GrubGrade: 5.50/10

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11 comments on “Review: The Big BOSS from KFC Canada

  1. Alex K. says:

    Nothing unexpected in this review.

    Sounds about right.

  2. Kevin D says:

    Those don’t look like US mcchicken patties > actually.

    • Lancaster says:

      Yeah, a “filet” is distinct from a processed patty, which I’m not sure KFC uses for any of its items.

  3. Kevin R. says:

    8.99 for a combo? Thanks Cananda, whats that in American? Good review. It seems about right. Without the signature herbs and spices, pretty weak.

  4. Thistle says:

    I love pickles in chicken sandwiches, other than Burger King’s original one — it makes it too salty.

  5. Bubbsy says:

    I think it’s a little odd the reviewer says these filets are essentially McChicken patties, but he’s clearly never had a McChicken before… It’s like saying a NY strip is essentially a slice of meatloaf.

  6. karen says:

    I thought the big boss was discusting, it liked so good on TV.
    The patty on the top was about 2x2in bottom one not much bigger. looked nothing like the ones on TV. It was completely tasteless, I threw it away. Don’t waste your money.

  7. Marcel says:

    I thought the Big Boss did not have enough chicken, to much breading. i also found that the sandwich did not really go with the toppings and the middle bun was pretty much useless(i understand its a texture thing), but still it just does not go with the lettuce, onions, pickles and mcdonalds like mac sauce. all in all i give this a week 3 out of 10, come on kfc be original.

  8. Trox says:

    Had this today and hated it. KFC sandwiches are getting worse and worse. The fillets are continually getting smaller.

    My burger was soggy, their was no crunch to the fillets and the fake Big Mac sauce was horribly bland.


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