Product Review: KFC’s Chicken Bowl

KFC’s recent introduction of the KFC Chicken Bowl has become a forerunner in the fast-food wars with heavy advertising to launch the new concept. The KFC Chicken Bowl is a medley of all KFC goodies; mashed potatoes, gravy, fried chicken, sweet corn, all topped with cheese and served in a handy, all-in-one bowl. The concept is convenient, priced at $3.99 for an easy meal on the go, and a blend of all KFC favorites. But does it meet the taste test, and what’s the nutritional make up of this tasty mix?

The Colonel was definitely thinking of his major consumers with this bowl, as the mashed potatoes and gravy are the basis for the meal. Mashed potatoes and gravy are traditionally served as a popular side dish at KFC, and the single side itself is a top seller in the family size. The serving of gravy is just right, and balances the meal well with a few spoonfuls within the mashed potatoes. It is clearly an all-around favorite, and works well as the main part of the KFC Chicken Bowl.

An interesting addition is the sweet corn; although not a Ã?¯Ã?¿Ã?½natural’ choice for most to add to mashed potatoes, it adds a pleasant surprise to the mix.

KFC Chicken can’t outdo itself with boneless strips of fried chicken sitting atop the potatoes and corn; the four to five nugget-style strips are enough to make this a decent-sized meal.

Melted cheese is the crowning glory, and covers the bowl generously for the final touch.

Overall, the KFC Chicken Bowl has a good chance of staying on the menu beyond its introductory period; it has all of the popular KFC highlights in a single serving size enough to make a complete lunch or dinner. Nutritionally friendly? No way! (see information below). However, it’s a nice surprise on your next trip to the Colonel’s house and worth a try!

Nutrition facts: KFC has not disclosed the nutrition facts for the new KFC Chicken Bowl; however, by adding up the facts for mashed potatoes and gravy, and 3 pieces of crispy strips, we�¯�¿�½might estimate that the Calories are in the 400-500 range, with a fat content between 30-35 grams.

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