Every now and then, a news story pops up about KFC and their occasionally questionable chicken.
You know the drill: Man buys chicken, man bites into chicken, man encounters dodgy looking jiblet that looks more like a chicken brain than a thigh or breast.
Man shares image of dubious chicken on social media and for a couple of days, everyone who views it swears off eating poultry for as long as they live.
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That is, until the tantalising flavours of KFC waft past you when you’re at your local food court.
By this stage it’s usually been a few days or even weeks since the offending chicken entered your consciousness, and all memories of the haunting jiblet are forgotten as you ponder the fact that a chicken burger and large serving of salty hot chips would really hit the spot right now…
At least, that’s usually how it goes for me.
I can also happily ignore these stories because generally, they take place overseas. I can therefore use all manner of reasoning to reassure myself that “it wouldn’t happen in Australia”.
Well, not anymore! It’s not just happened in Australia, but in our very own backyard.
Chevron Island resident Marc Nicholls picked up a chicken meal at the fast food chain’s Labrador branch and when he started eating it, he encountered a “vile” piece of chicken that made him “feel genuinely sick”.
It’s not for everyone and once you see this ugly chicken offering, you can’t un-see it. Click here to view his lunch surprise at your own peril. You’ve been warned!
An official spokesperson for KFC has commented, saying it presented “no health risks”. Really, this is a bit of a moot point as I don’t think anyone who orders a meal from KFC is thinking about their health.
They also said that it was “probably a chicken kidney or lung”.
I think I speak for everyone when I say that doesn’t make anyone feel any better about this situation.
It doesn’t matter how many of the Colonel’s 11 secret herbs and spices you throw at it: offal is still offal.
Honestly, it’s enough to turn you vegetarian… at least for a week or two.