Every time I see the commercial for the KFC Chicken Bowl, I think, “Good lord, who the hell orders something like that?”
Apparently, if you think thoughts like that often enough, the answer to the question is — YOU are the type of person who orders something like that!
While walking through the Eaton’s Centre at lunch today, I was hungry, and ended up at the south food court. Looking for something small-ish, my eye caught the KFC stand and I remembered the commercial. Surely, this was the time to try it, I thought. I was hungry enough to make something moderately blah taste goo; but I wasn’t starving, so if I threw it out, I wouldn’t pass out from hunger.
For those who haven’t seen the commercial, a KFC chicken bowl is a bowl filled with mashed potatoes, covered in popcorn chicken, gravy, and a 3 cheese blend.
I think your reaction to this dish will pretty much depend on your reaction to the description. If you’re the type of person who likes all those ingredients (I am) and who likes the idea of them all in one big pile in a bowl (I am not) then you can probably extend and go from there. My reaction?
That realization was followed closely by another voice in my head, one I usually name “Captain Reason” saying, “What were you thinking anyway? You never liked when your gravy touched your corn as a kid, why would you like it now?”
The KFC Chicken Bowl is something special though, I have to admit. It’s the type of food that fits in a special category.
- It’s made up of all sorts of things I like.
- It doesn’t actually taste BAD per se. It’s the blending together that makes it bad.
- It leaves me with a feeling of general self-loathing and hatred for myself.
Save me from commercials and save me from that part of myself that makes me want to prove my gut instincts right.