KFC Brings Edible Coffee Cups to the UK
By Abbey Stone
Now you can have your coffee, and eat it, too. Metro UK announced Wednesday morning that KFC is introducing the Scoffee, an allegedly delicious edible coffee cup, to celebrate the launch of KFC’s Seattle’s Best Coffee in its UK locations.
The Scoffee is a magical bit of gastronomic engineering that uses a cookie shell (or, as the Brits call it, a biscuit) with a white chocolate coating to create a vessel for your morning cup of Joe. The outside of the Scoffee is a thin layer of sugar printed to look like a real coffee cup.
Invented by food scientists at The Robin Collective, the edible cups are designed so that the coffee slowly melts the chocolate lining and softens the cookie as you sip. How you finish your beverage before it all becomes a mushy, soggy mess remains a mystery—or maybe part of the intrigue.
As added enticement, a spokesperson for The Robin Collective also tells Metro, “Not only do the edible cups taste amazing, but they smell delicious too.” The Scoffees are infused with different ambient aromas such as Coconut Sun Cream, Freshly Cut Grass, and Wild Flowers.
“These scents were used in our recipes as they have a natural ability to evoke the positive memories we associate with warm weather, sunshine and summer holidays. Things that make everyone smile,” the spokesperson says.
These delectable and potentially environmentally-friendly (waste not, want not!) cups are currently in the developmental phase but could hit UK locations as early as this summer. No word yet on when they’ll make their way to the States.