KFC's Latest Food Abomination

Something so fat, so reprehensible that the YUM! Company does not offer it in its home country

Rob Letterly posted in BBQ
1y ago

The internet is a rabbit hole in which we knowledge seekers rush into without thinking; sometimes we come out the other end poorer as a result.

Today I noticed in Singapore, KFC started selling this:

The Kentaco. Only available in Singapore KFC locations

The Kentaco. Only available in Singapore KFC locations

They call this the Kentaco, which in and of itself is awesome! It is a taco with a KFC Extra Crispy shell. Honestly, I'm not sure about the filling, but the shell itself looks YUM! And speaking of YUM!, as you might know by now, this is the name of the parent company of three global fast food chains: KFC, Taco Bell, and Pizza Hut. They are based in Kentucky, USA, as you might imagine.

A few of you might also recall a FoodTribe contributor pitching a fit because the UK got a Pizza Hut pizza made of KFC gravy. So why am I not apoplectic about the Kentaco? Because here in America, I can get this:

Naked Chicken Chalupa, Taco Bell

Naked Chicken Chalupa, Taco Bell

This is a Taco Bell Naked Chicken Chalupa, which is....a taco with a KFC chicken shell. I was going to write about how it is odd that YUM! would choose to sell a similar if not identical product in Singapore at KFC that it sells in America at Taco Bell. Because marketing reasons, sales flagging here and company reputation is superior there...honestly that seemed to be a thin premise for this fine website, when I noticed something else. Something far cooler.

At the KFCs in Singapore, you can order KFC Chicken Skin:

Did you ever wonder about all the boneless, skinless chicken breasts and thighs you've been buying for your low fat, low carb recipes - where's all the skin? Well, matey, they've been a-shippin' it to Singapore, where they toss it in breading and fry it up like the effing Kings that they are!

What do you feel like tonight? "Well, I was wanting some KFC....but I don't really want to deal with any actual, you know, MEAT! It would be cool if they'd just let me gnaw all of the crispy skin off of the pieces they have, and then I dunno, sell the remains for like half-price or something." No, man. Do you have a sociopathic friend like that? Are you that sociopath?

(Ok, I've thought that. About 1,000 times)

But hey! Now you can eat all of the empty calories, and crunch away on all eleven herbs and spices you desire, without harming the resale value of the regular normal pieces of chicken that regular, normal people may want to buy.

I mean, we don't have this here, and by all logic it ought to be here. But I'm not sad this time. This may be too much...even for me.

(Types in 'Singapore' on KAYAK...)

KFC Chicken Skin: awesome innovation, or another indicator of the End of Days?

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Comments (4)

  • Ummm.... ummmm.

      1 year ago
  • I quite like chicken skin. Roast chicken skin is amazing. So I can see how this would sell.

      1 year ago
  • Uck

      1 year ago