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TASTE TEST: KFC Bites

23 Aug


TRIP ONE: Saturday 11:55 am. I am trying these KFC bites for the first time. They are tender, lightly breaded, moist and tasty. I haven’t been to KFC in a while, so this could bring me back on a regular basis. These things give Chick-fil-a nuggets a run for their money!!!!

TRIP TWO: Sunday 1:17 pm – I am pulling out of the drive and popping these bad boys into the huge tub of BBQ sauce they give you. These things are super hot and fresh from the oven(fryer?) KFC is on to something with these. I am liking the consistency!!!! (See pic!!!)

TRIP THREE: Monday 7:32pm – I have pulled over at the KFC/Taco Bell hybrid store to open my order.

What the hell??? These things are at least three shades darker than the last ones. They are solid and tough. They are excessively chewy and gross. I am not eating these.

Now I am confused. Is it because I went to a Taco Bell / KFC? Was I wrong to think they could make them the exact same way as the KFC stand alone stores? Was I about to relive the nightmare from my previous Taco Bell experience all over again???

This one trip has blown the whole curve and almost erased my fond memories from the previous trip.

If I have these again it will be at a stand alone KFC. All will be riding on that order my friends. Stay tuned!!

Colonel size buffet ???

16 Aug


This is a billboard doing it’s job.  I had to stop and circle back around just to make sure.   It seems some KFC locations have a buffet.   No.  seriously.

?????

I am surprised too.  Surprised that the parking lot was not filled with people asking for biscuits by the dozen.   People were not lined up to stuff themselves full of those eleven herbs and spices.

Lord, never let me pass this place hammered and hungry.

CHICKEN & LEMONADE

20 Mar

I LOVED the idea of combining restaurants ever since I saw the first one.   Seeing a Taco Bell/KFC together just screams SMART.

Why?  When we are out and about, nobody can EVER decide what to get to eat.  So we end up making at least two stops for lunch or whatever.  This cuts that down with more choices at ONE place!

Truth be told, I (unlike everyone else in the world) am not that big a fan of Taco Bell.   There food is okay, but I am more the TACO CABANA type.  Maybe all that time spent in San Antonio, where they are on every corner.

The JFC had a meeting, and it turns out that everyone wanted food too, so we stopped at this TACO BELL/ KFC.

The store had a nice, hip design to it.  The people were friendly.  I was the least hungry of everyone so I wanted to try the new KFC BONELESS CHICKEN BREAST.

It’s exactly what you think.  It’s just a chicken breast breaded and cooked (they have the grilled version too).   This thing was like a GIANT nugget.  It was good, but not great.  In retrospect, I should have just purchased the chicken breast which would have probably been cheaper and received more meat.  I would have to tear it off the bone myself, but sometimes you gotta do things.

To wash my giant, rather dry nugget down, I had a …wait..let me look at the cup…a FRUTISTA FREEZE drink.  Mine was Strawberry Lemonade.  It’s basically a slushie type drink with strawberry sundae topping on top.  Super sweet and pretty good actually.  Don’t know why I was surprised, but I totally was.

These two things together cost me over 5 bucks.  Which is funny because they have a promo now called a FIVE DOLLAR BOX, which contains:

1 cheesy gordita crunch

1 burrito supreme

1 cruncy taco

1 cinnamon twists

1 medium drink

I don’t think I have ever been hungry enough to polish off that box by myself.  Maybe on an “el cheapo” date night you could go and split it with a lady friend.  But I wouldn’t expect a second date after that.  Take her somewhere nice, tightwad!

KFC HAS NEW “SAUCE-LESS” HOT WINGS

19 Jan

Loves us some hot wings.  We have tried (and will review) just about every hot wing place we can find.  So when the COLONEL himself announces he is stepping up his game with SAUCELESS HOT WINGS, we are all interested.

 

Not that we don’t LOVE having orange fingers from time to time.  It comes with the territory of being a food critic, hot wing lover, or cheeto aficionado.

 

So we swing thru the drive-thru and can’t wait to have these.   We have a love/hate relationship with the Colonel.  We love some of his stuff alot.  Others….not so much.  We are really torn on that GRILLED chicken…but that’s for another time.

 

So we get a load of these things and dig in as we are driving on a pleasant Sunday afternoon.  They smelled flavorful.  Like paprika or something.

 

When we open them, the above picture is what we saw.  BURNT?  Yeah, the do look it, right?  Well, fearless we are, so we ate them anyway.

 

And truth be told, they aren’t THAT BAD.   They certainly have a spice rub that gives them a LITTLE bit of a kick, but these are really nothing special.   They do have flavor, but are mostly salty and the ones we had, were well….we have already mentioned it so….yeah…they looked and tasted burnt.

 

Shame on us for trying to find a shortcut to hot wing happiness.   These wings will remain at the Colonel’s, because we will not be ordering them again.

Shame too, because we really LOVE the Honey BBQ flavor.  What could have gone wrong here?  It seemed such a great idea.  Oh well.  We guess this was just a case of the company trying to come up with something new…and decided to just “wing” it.

(oh that was bad…terrible pun….even hurt to type it…but couldn’t resist)