KFC double down now has competition

It's true what they say, you can tell a lot about a culture, its people, and the country in general by how and what the people eat.
That's so. In France they eat French Fries and in Belgium they eat Belgian Waffles. Otherwise you couldn't tell them apart.
 

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In France they eat live baby birds. In China they eat penis. What does that say? :biggrin:
 

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When I was a kid, my friend's dad once fixed us a classic Finnish [Swedish?] breakfast: Bacon grease and syrup on toast, with bacon.
 
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If Michael Phelps can burn 8,000 more calories in a day than a normal person, I don't think it's asking too much for an active person to burn 1,000 more.
Of course it's not impossible, but you'd have to be fairly dedicated. But it's splitting hairs anyway.


Ivan: Sounds disgusting, never heard of that here in Sweden.[STRIKE] It sounds like something Norweigans or Danes would eat.[/STRIKE]
 

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ugh, we are moving today, so the Evo Child went to KFC. She got the grilled chicken. It was a chicken breast over cooked to the point that the outside was stiff and hard to chew, the inside like the sands of the Kalahari desert. The mashed "potatoes" had a chemical taste, the beans were candied and had a very strong spice in them that left a really nasty bitter taste on the back of your tongue, which is amazing considering how much sugar they contained, and the potato salad was sickeningly sugary. We couldn't eat it it. The only thing not coated in sugar was the chicken.
 
Ingredients for KFC Grilled Chicken:
fastfoodingredients.com said:
Fresh Chicken Marinated with: Salt, Sodium Phosphate, and Monosodium Glutamate Seasoned with: Maltodextrin, Salt, Bleached Wheat Flour, Partially Hydrogenated Soybean and Cottonseed Oil, Monosodium Glutamate, Spices, Palm Oil, Natural Flavor, Garlic Powder, Soy Sauce (Soybean, Wheat, Salt), Chicken Fat, Chicken Broth, Autolyzed Yeast, Beef Powder, Rendered Beef Fat, Extractives of Turmeric, Dehydrated Carrot, Onion Powder, and Not More Than 2% Each of Calcium Silicate and Silicon Dioxide Added as Anticaking Agents. Contains Wheat and Soy.
http://www.fastfoodingredients.com/category/kfc/" [Broken]

wiki said:
Maltodextrin is a short chained starch sugar
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dextrin" [Broken]
OK, not coated with it, but it's early in the list of ingredients.
 
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Ingredients for KFC Grilled Chicken:

http://www.fastfoodingredients.com/category/kfc/" [Broken]


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dextrin" [Broken]
OK, not coated with it, but it's early in the list of ingredients.
There was some nasty glaze on the skin wich I threw away first, then realized it might have been the only edible part of the chicken.

And I *love* their fried chicken, the extra cripsy has enough grease to send my gall bladder into seizures, but worth it once a year.
 
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I actually find that pretty funny, it's in no way a 'sandwich' as it's not feasibly possible to eat it as such. It's simply food items stacked on top of each other.
Precisely! They call it "layering" and is a big component in the psychology of fast food. Things are just getting more ridiculous! I think it's time to empty the pool, fill it with soil and start growing my own food :)
 
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There was some nasty glaze on the skin wich I threw away first, then realized it might have been the only edible part of the chicken.
:rofl:
 

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There was some nasty glaze on the skin wich I threw away first, then realized it might have been the only edible part of the chicken.

And I *love* their fried chicken, the extra cripsy has enough grease to send my gall bladder into seizures, but worth it once a year.
Your KFC must get their chicken from a good source. Our local one has the worst quality chicken you can imagine. In fact it was a particularly gross KFC meal that pushed my daughter to try being vegan for a while.

Typically, chicken I've seen from there has a strange wet texture, lots of fat, and broken bones (disturbing). I don't buy there anymore.
 

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Your KFC must get their chicken from a good source. Our local one has the worst quality chicken you can imagine. In fact it was a particularly gross KFC meal that pushed my daughter to try being vegan for a while.

Typically, chicken I've seen from there has a strange wet texture, lots of fat, and broken bones (disturbing). I don't buy there anymore.
I think KFC used to be better than it is now. Every once in a while (maybe once a year), I crave a piece of extra crispy chicken, but when I get it, it never seems crispy at all, just really greasy. Though, I had one of those cravings recently, and instead of getting the leg and thigh that I usually get (the white meat is always too dried out for my taste, in spite of all the grease it soaks in), I tried the extra crispy chicken strips. Those were pretty good. Not as greasy.
 

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I'm hungry.
 

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Thanks, Jimmy.

jimmy said:
Fresh Chicken Marinated with: Salt, Sodium Phosphate, and Monosodium Glutamate Seasoned with: Maltodextrin, Salt, Bleached Wheat Flour, Partially Hydrogenated Soybean and Cottonseed Oil, Monosodium Glutamate, Spices, Palm Oil, Natural Flavor, Garlic Powder, Soy Sauce (Soybean, Wheat, Salt), Chicken Fat, Chicken Broth, Autolyzed Yeast, Beef Powder, Rendered Beef Fat, Extractives of Turmeric, Dehydrated Carrot, Onion Powder, and Not More Than 2% Each of Calcium Silicate and Silicon Dioxide Added as Anticaking Agents. Contains Wheat and Soy.
Monosodium glutamate, natural flavor, and autolyzed yeast are all ways to get free glutamates into you. They are not bound, so that your body could metabolize them slowly or let them pass through, like from natural sources like beets, mushrooms, etc. They hit me like a line-backer. A couple of bites of that would land me in the ER in anaphylactic shock. Maltodextrin and "beef powder" are probably both additional sources. When you boil proteins (plant or animal) in acid and then neutralize them in lye to extract glutamates, that is not really "natural" in any sense.

I had to stop eating Kentucky Fried Chicken in college before I even realized that I had a medical problem with free glutamates that nailed me hard 20 years later. Even 40 years ago, the Colonel had discovered that he could pile on the glutamates and increase sales. I found out in college that cramps, body aches and diarrhea after eating the Colonel's chicken were regular and predictable and were not a result of food-poisoning. My own cooking never did that to me, and I cooked a LOT of chicken.
 

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A couple of bites of that would land me in the ER in anaphylactic shock.
I thought you said it made your blood pressure go up?
 

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I thought you said it made your blood pressure go up?
Nope. That's fragrance chemicals. MSG makes my blood pressure drop until the bottom reading may not even be readable. In one case, there were two ER nurses screaming at the doctor to load me with epinephrine NOW. When you are dying and unresponsive, you can still hear, and the words "we're losing him" don't sit well with me to this day.
 
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Nope. That's fragrance chemicals. MSG makes my blood pressure drop until the bottom reading may not even be readable. In one case, there were two ER nurses screaming at the doctor to load me with epinephrine NOW. When you are dying and unresponsive, you can still hear, and the words "we're losing him" don't sit well with me to this day.
This is really deep. I'm sorry to hear that you experienced this!
 

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