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Sliders in Australia: Hungry Jacks Mini’s

I don’t recall ever seeing anyone selling sliders in Australia, certainly not over here in Perth. I don’t know why – maybe the average Australian finds it easier to count one big thing instead of lots of little things…? Anyway, today I spotted a sign advertising Hungry Jack’s (our version of Burger King for overseas readers) so of course had to give them a try.

The Mini’s are available in two versions, cheeseburger (burger, cheese, sauce & mustard) and Rodeo BBQ (burger, cheese, onion rings, mayo & bbq sauce) for a reasonable¬†$4.95 in a small meal or $2.65 for a pair of burgers only.

As you can see, when they say “pair” they really mean it. This might have been more appropriately called The HJ’s Slab. The burger and bottom buns were well and truly joined together, kind of defeating the purpose. I found the whole thing – bun in particular – very chewy and uninteresting.

This lovingly assembled pair / cluster of BBQ Rodeo Mini’s were a little more interesting (and better value at the same price as the cheeseburgers), although I found the mayo / BBQ sauce combo rather unpleasant. Again, the main thing that came to mind when eating these was “chewy”.

There doesn’t seem to be any info on the Hungry Jack’s website as yet, but you can check out the TV ad here. In future, I’ll stick with a normal size Bacon Deluxe or Whopper with cheese.