It may be about a couple years late to the trend, but KFC has launched their own take on the salted egg yolk fad with a new entrée to celebrate National Day: the KFC Goldspice Chicken. And, uh, chocolate fries?
Well, they can’t all be winners.
From today till Aug 9, the fast-food chain will offer its salted egg yolk-coated fried chicken that’s said to be inspired by local flavors. According to this Channel NewsAsia report, the Goldspice chicken is marinated in KFC’s “signature” hot and crispy marinade, breaded, fried — then coated with a mixture of salted egg, chili, curry leaves and sweet basil. Sorry, fans of sticky-sweet iterations of salted egg yolk things. This ain’t that.
Let’s just hope that it tastes better than McDonald’s own attempt at jumping on the trend-driven gravy train with the lackluster Salted Egg Yolk Chicken Burger it rolled out in 2016. KFC Malaysia actually launched its own salted egg fried chicken back in 2015, but according to online chatter, it wasn’t that good.
As much as we laud KFC for their move to cut back on plastic waste, their new Chocolate Hazelnut Fries can be considered a decision that’s mighty questionable. Pictures of the dish have sprung up online, and it simply looks like a sweet-toothed madman dribbled Hershey’s chocolate sauce onto some perfectly good fries. It doesn’t look that appetizing, that’s what we’re saying.
Fortunately (or unfortunately, depending on where you swing) the sugary fries are only available at 10 outlets across the country. We’re not sure about the experimental palates of Singaporeans, but when KFC Indonesia attempted to go into salty-sweet territory last year with their chocolate chicken, it was bad. Real bad.
But who are we to judge. Go forth and eat whatever the heck you want.