Americans can buy over 70 KFC nuggets for $10

We tend to get what we deserve

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Hello again, FoodTribe! I'm not the guy who writes about his cooking prowess, for I have none. Nor am I the guy who converses intelligently about sustainability, because yo, I'm American and we've never had to worry about anything other than wringing out our land for everything it is worth. Maybe once upon a time I was someone who could dredge up a meal out of an inch of three types of dried pasta, the residue of an empty mustard jar and a tin of beans. I'm sure as hell not the guy who wants to video himself doing anything of any sort.

Writing about the excessive, gluttonous nature of the American food industry requires an equal measure of snark as well as a perverse pride in my homeland's ability to be abundant. There hasn't been much opportunity to display either one lately. Sarcasm in the face of suffering and death is ghoulish, and in terms of abundance, we seem to be quite short in terms of qualified medical staff, let alone masks, gloves and ventilators.

But, hey, I can roll right up to the drive-thru window of my local KFC, hand them a ten dollar bill, and they will roll me out a bucket full of breast meat chunks fried in their signature batter. Our best and brightest minds may not provide us with enough Intensive Care hospital beds, but hell yeah, Extra Large KFC Popcorn Chicken is back, and doesn't that provide some comfort during these times?

And, no, 'Popcorn Chicken' has nothing to do with popcorn itself – or any other reasonable snack-type foodstuff one might nibble on while watching a movie, circus, tennis match or argument between two obnoxious co-workers. But, if you look at the below pic, you might be excused for imagining yourself resting that warm puppy on your lap while enjoying yourself with some sort of optical spectacle.

KFC, a YUM! Products brand, sells buckets of Popcorn chicken on occasion in America for ten bucks.

KFC, a YUM! Products brand, sells buckets of Popcorn chicken on occasion in America for ten bucks.

Nutritional value? Of course, Popcorn chicken has nutritional value:

Nutrional facts on a Large KFC Popcorn Chicken

Nutrional facts on a Large KFC Popcorn Chicken

Keep in mind that a 'Large' is 160g (25 pieces). We're talking 70 pieces, more or less, in a full ass bucket that the Colonel his own self invented to allow families the ability to transport enough chicken for a full family meal to homes and picnics. I suppose it is conceivable that the bucket of nuggs is similarly intended to feed an entire family, but let's be honest with ourselves? Do you serve popcorn for a meal? Do you regularly share your popcorn with your friends? I sure don't, and I don't see why it should make a difference if 'chicken' is also involved.

I understand that KFC recently ended the same offer in Scotland. First, Brexit. Then, COVID-19. Now, you can't have a bucket-o-nuggs. And to add insult to injury, you also house @CursedBeans. No wonder you feel aggrieved. You are in my Thoughts and Prayers, which is something we're famous for, here in 'Murrica.

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Comments (10)

  • I need this in my life

      5 months ago
  • I have a KFC right down the street from me and did not know this. That shows you how much I go. Now I’m torn.... a bottle of wine or nuggets??

      5 months ago
  • We did have the 80 piece bucket here for a bit. Which was ample for one person... I should know...

      5 months ago
  • Not in Quebec. KFC went bye bye here. So no more for us. Just like the soup nazi in Seinfeld.., no kfc for you...🥴

      5 months ago
    • Dang, you Quebecois must be hard core foodies

        5 months ago
    • Not really. I was never a big fan of KFC. And who in their right mind would drive 3 hours to get some. I wouldn’t. I moved on 🥴

        5 months ago
  • And people wonder why we Americans tend to be on the chubby side... 🤔

      5 months ago
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