Fans of fast food giant KFC have gotten a hot new take on a favorite menu item for a limited time only – but not everyone’s convinced.
KFC has announced a new meat-free option that takes the iconic spice of Wicked Wings and packs it into delectable bite-sized morsels known from the fast-food giant’s Popcorn Chicken.
Wicked Popcorn is completely plant-based – however the menu item is currently only being trialled at select outlets in NSW.
A sampling of the Wicked Popcorn in news.com.au’s newsroom had those tasting it divided.
“The weird fake chicken is actually pretty good?” one offered, while another admitted, “I think I prefer it to normal popcorn chicken.”
But not everyone agreed – others found it “rubbery” and that it “tasted like broccoli”.
From August 9 to September 5, Wicked Popcorn, the Wicked Popcorn Bowl and Wicked
Popcorn Combo can be purchased from 14 KFC restaurants on the South Coast.
In addition, KFC has dropped a brand-new Lime Ranch dipping sauce to combine spicy, zest and crunch.
Sally Spriggs, CMO at KFC Australia, commented: “We’re excited to serve up Wicked Popcorn – an innovative product that offers more choice on our menu.
“We’re always looking to treat our fans with new products, so we hope they’ll enjoy this meat-free option which offers that great KFC taste our fans know and love.
“South Coast locals should head down to KFC for the limited-time offer and try it while they can.”
The Wicked Popcorn can be purchased from the 14 restaurants or the KFC app.
A snack-sized Wicked Popcorn and Lime Ranch sauce retails for just $2.95.
The offer is for a limited time only.