Is two a collection? Red Rooster seems to think so with its new “Bacon Lovers Collection”, which only includes a bacon-chilli cheeseburger and a bacon & cheese chicken roll. Bacon is of course a welcome addition just about anywhere, but something tells me it might be a token effort in this case…

The bacon-chilli cheeseburger is a snack sized item, and at only $3 it’s hard to expect much. No surprises here – this wasn’t very exciting. The bacon was pretty tough and tasteless – just like the chicken – and the chilli & garlic aioli adds a bit of flavour but not enough to be going back for seconds.

I don’t eat Red Rooster (or local competitor Chicken Treat) very often, but when I do I usually keep it simple and have a chicken roll so this one interested me. It’s supposed to look like the picture above.

I should have left it in the bag – this was exactly how it slid out. It looks like someone violated a plain chicken roll, ripped out some chicken, chucked some bacon and cheese at it and threw it in the microwave. This was a tasteless, oily, disgusting mess and I felt like I needed a shower afterwards. Ugh.

You can also buy a “bacon lovers pack” with the burger, chips, cheesy nuggets, mash potato, blah blah blah at a saving of over 25%, apparently. Don’t bother, both of these items were a huge disappointment.