KFC expands menu with hot honey flavoured fried chicken

19th September 2018 (Last Updated September 19th, 2018 12:56)

Fast food chain KFC has expanded its menu with the launch of a new hot honey flavoured fried chicken.

KFC expands menu with hot honey flavoured fried chicken
KFC’s new hot honey flavoured fried chicken. Credit: PRNewsfoto/KFC.

Fast food chain KFC has expanded its menu with the launch of a new hot honey flavoured fried chicken.

The hot honey flavoured fried chicken is a blend of sweet golden honey with mild peppers and offers a sweet and spicy combination.

KFC US head chef Bob Das said: “If you travel across the south, you’ll find different recipes for sweet and spicy honey-based sauces. We went through many versions to find the combination of sweet and mild spice that perfectly complements our world-famous fried chicken.

“With summer coming to an end, people start to crave the soul-warming, comforting flavours that come with fall, so it’s the perfect time to introduce our new hot honey fried chicken.”

“We went through many versions to find the combination of sweet and mild spice that perfectly complements our world-famous fried chicken.”

Hot honey is available at participating US restaurants as a crispy colonel sandwich, extra crispy tenders, chicken littles, and extra crispy types.

Customers can now find four southern-inspired flavours at KFC, which include spicy, smoky, crispy Nashville hot, Georgia gold honey mustard bbq and smoky mountain bbq fried chicken.

KFC US chief marketing officer Andrea Zahumensky said: “Hot honey adds a little kick to our line-up of authentic southern-inspired flavours. And we’re bringing the flavour to life in a fun way, with our cutest, and feistiest, Colonel yet.

“Aside from his personality, the Colonel Bear’s physical appearance is adorably inspired by the nostalgic honey bottles in the shape of a bear that you may have had on your kitchen table growing up.”

A subsidiary of Yum! Brands, more than 21,000 KFC outlets are operated in approximately 130 countries and territories worldwide.