I know I said last week when we went to Donnelly’s to try their chicken and waffles Sunday special, that I wasn’t going to be making another chicken and waffles stop on this tour.
Well, I lied!
I heard that KFC is offering a chicken and waffles dish for a limited time and I was intrigued by that and wondered how a fast food version of this dish would be. I was also running short on time and figured this could be a little bit of a quick stop on this 13 month tour. It is fast food after all!
Off we go to the land of KFC! I’m kind of having a “Fast Food Friday” flashback!
I decided to go to the KFC on Glen across from The Lariat, because it’s the closest one and I’m kind of tight on time this week. But sadly, as I approached the drive up menu and speaker I was informed that this KFC doesn’t offer the chicken and waffles. Motherclucker!
They did check for me and found out that the only KFC in the area that has the chicken and waffles is the KFC in Washington, Illinois.
Well, there goes the “fast” out of this fast food equation. Looks like we’re going to go on a mini-road trip here. At least Washington isn’t that far away and now I’m kind of obsessed with getting chicken and waffles from KFC.
It’s kind of an OCD-KFC moment in time!
One bad thing about going to Washington is driving over a bridge and I hate driving over bridges! I white-knuckled it over while going about 16 miles an hour and everyone else whooshing by me.
There’s the Washington KFC ahead and check out the sign in the drive-through, chicken and waffles! I ordered them and then waited at the pick-up window. As you can see it started raining. The weather lately has really sucked monkey lungs on toast!
Here’s my order and look at the bag, it says: “I’m full of Chicken and Side Dishes. And I hope that helps.”
What in the holy fuck does that even mean? I don’t really need a talking bag in my car and it’s kind of freaking me out, plus I have to drive over that goddamned bridge again. Aaaaahhhh!
Okay, we’re safely back in the Kitchen Tasting Area at the MBIP World Headquarters.
The other side of the bag is a drawing of Colonel Sanders with the KFC logo next to him.
Colonel Sanders has been dead as the chickens they serve at KFC since 1980. This is one creepy-ass bag, one side has weird copy as if the bag is a person and the other side has a picture of a dead man staring at you.
Let’s get the chicken and waffles out and get this over with, I’m kind of freaking out over here!
The meal comes in this plastic container, which is kind of handy because you can eat right out of it. The chicken looks pretty greasy and the waffles look like…waffles. Okay, let’s dig in and try them out!
I thought I’d try the waffle first. They give you two little containers of Mrs. Butterworth’s syrup and I filled up the waffle pockets and had a bite. The waffle is really dense and is void of any taste. It kind of resembles my sense of humor, which is something I’m really not looking for in a waffle.
It’s kind of like eating sweet cardboard with an aftertaste of dried cement.
Let’s take a look at the chicken.
They give you a wing and a breast to go with the waffles. I find the wing choice odd to pair with the waffles, so I decided to go with the breast. I took the skin off because I know from past experiences that there’s always a sickening and stomach-turning layer of chicken fat underneath.
While looking at the chicken fat I realize that KFC should stand for the following words: “Kinda Fucked-up Chicken.”
Okay, time to pair the chicken with the waffle and get this over with, I’ve got other shit to do!
I placed a hunk of the breast meat on the cardboard cement waffle and the chicken is also void of any kind of flavor or taste. The only thing that really hits the tastebuds is the Mrs. Butterworth’s syrup. The meal literally tastes like nothing.
It’s like eating an episode of Seinfeld that’s been marinated in a vat of Mrs. Butterworth’s syrup. And that syrup is making me thirsty…or something like that!
I mentioned earlier that this container was handy and now it’s time to pack up the remainder of this chicken and waffles abomination and put it back into the bag with the dead Colonel on it.
Come along, Colonel, I want to introduce you to someone…
Colonel Harlan Sanders, please meet my good friend, Sgt. Dumpster! He’s filled with trash and garbage and this is your new home for now!
I hope that helps, to quote the other side of your freaky bag!
One Dumpster—KFC Chicken & Waffles, the new definition of “Dumpster Dining.”
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