KFC: Now Serving Chicken-Flavored Nail Polish
by Kirsten Howard
Up until now, the Kentucky Fried Chicken slogan of “it’s finger lickin’ good” will have remained firmly ensconced in your brain somewhere, possibly forever associated not with a nutritious and tasty meal, but with the indignity of licking chicken grease off your fingers at 2 a.m. Now, KFC wants you to be able to experience that deep sense of shame just about anywhere you fancy.
Yes, answering demand from literally no one, KFC has decided to release a duo of nail polishes that aim to ape the flavor of that much touted and sacrosanct blend of 11 secret herbs and spices they use to season their chicken skin.
If you’re wondering what the difference between the two polishes is: the beige bottle is Original Recipe and the orange bottle is Hot & Spicy. To experience the flavor of fried chicken at any time of day, simply apply and—once dry—go ahead and suck on your varnished fingers all day long.
"The recipe for our edible nail polish is unique and was specifically designed to hold the flavor, but to also dry with a glossy coat similar to normal nail polish," said John Koay, creative director of Ogilvy & Mather, the ad agency that teamed up with KFC in Hong Kong to bring the new product to enthusiastic fans in Asia.
Unfortunately, you read that right: these deep-fried polishes are only going to be available in Hong Kong for now. But if they’re a hit, there’s every chance they’ll be reaching worldwide markets faster than you can say “why did I eat all that chicken? I feel sick."
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