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May 25, 2010

News: KFC New Extra Crispy Strips

KFC $5 Big Crunch Box
I recently saw a commercial advertising KFC's new $5 Big Crunch Box marking the return of the Extra Crispy Strip, which saw its exile from the KFC menu when the Original Recipe Strip made its debut a few years back, replacing the Crispy Strip.

The questions then are: 1) Does this mean the Original Recipe Strips are out? and 2)  Are the Extra Crispy Strips the same Crispy Strips of old or something new entirely?  (Update: Looks like they're the Crispy Strips of old but are being advertised as "new."  I suppose they have been gone for a while.)

As to question #1, a quick perusal of KFC's latest nutrition guide yields the noticeable absence of Original Recipe Strips, with only "Crispy Strips" on the guide.  However, Original Recipe Strips are still pictured on the online menu.

Along with the promotion of the new Big Crunch Box are two new sauces: KFC Signature Sauce which looks like it might be a honey mustard type affair and a Spicy Chipotle Sauce.  I found the Original Recipe Strip's flavor too strong for dipping, but the new(?) Extra Crispy Strips should have a more neutral flavor ideal for carrying sauce.

The $5 Big Crunch Box features three Extra Crispy Strips, a side, a biscuit, and a drink for $5.

Check out the commercial and nutritional information after the jump.

The new ad also heralds the beginning of KFC's new "so good" tagline replacing "unthink."  I personally thought "unthink" was dumb (get it? Unthink. Not think. Dumb. No?).  I think they should just go back to "Finger lickin' good."  It's timeless and a classic!


Nutritional Info - 3 strips (152g)
Calories - 380 (from Fat - 200)
Fat - 22g (Saturated Fat - 6g)
Sodium - 720mg
Carbs - 12g (Sugar - 0g)
Protein - 33g


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3 comments :

  1. I tried them last night - they are the same as they used to be. Which is a lot better than the Original Recipe. The two sauces tasted exactly the same to me. My better half said she thought the chipotle sauce was a little bit spicier, but she agreed that they tasted very similar.

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  2. That's good to hear! I missed the old ones.

    Haha, the two sauces look the same in the picture.

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  3. I love this commercial..it cracks me up every time. "Cuz you look good in a yacht and I look good in a yacht..we are gonna be rollin in it bro!"..LMAO

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