KFC switching their frying oil

@sedel1027 (17855)
United States
October 31, 2006 11:56pm CST
How do you think this is going ot affect the taste of their chicken? When Wendy's switched their oil, it did make the food tatse different. Many people like fried chicken because it is greasy. With the zero transfat oil, the chicken will not be greasy and be much healthier.
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@Sailor (1161)
• United States
2 Nov 06
Having been a cook b 4, I think the chicken will actually taste fresher. What most people don't realize is that when you have a heaveir oil the taste is thick and any left overs r not as good.
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@sedel1027 (17855)
• United States
2 Nov 06
I think this is just one step for KFC. There are other things they could do as well - using organic chicken or actually cleaning the fat off of their chicken.
@Sailor (1161)
• United States
5 Nov 06
true, there r many things that can be done, believe it or not there r a lot of people who want to eat the fat. me myself I rarely eat fried chicken, I prefer flame broiled ie;Boston Market.
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@burgoonster (3767)
• Canada
5 Nov 06
It Will Taste The Same But Just Be Let Fattning
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@sedel1027 (17855)
• United States
5 Nov 06
Maybe, but some changes they have made in the fast food world have affected the taste. McDonalds removed the beef flavoring to their fries and changed the meat they used in their burgers and they taste different. Wendy's fries taste a bit different than they use to as well.
• Canada
2 Nov 06
I just had to add that, the report on our local news really got a laugh out of eneryone who saw it. The intro or "headline" was "After X-years, KFC is finally changing their oil." Being the sick humourists we are, we were like "wow...it's been THAT LONG? Holy crap, no wonder so many people get sick..." :) It's all in how you word things.
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@sedel1027 (17855)
• United States
2 Nov 06
KFC has been around almost as long has the drive thru burger joints. Another interesting fact is that Wendy's is the only other fast food chain to have switched their oil. In 2003 McDonlads said they were going to, but never followed through.
• United States
2 Nov 06
This is the first I heard of it. I do agree with anything healty. This wolrd is full of fat people. I know it took me forever to lose the weight. I say they need to clean their chicken also.
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@sedel1027 (17855)
• United States
2 Nov 06
I agree. The last time I ate their chicken was many years ago (down here we have Poipeyes which is 1000 times better) and there was more fat on the chicken than in the grease they used to fry it! It was really gross.
@zeeterman (1067)
• United States
2 Nov 06
They're going to use the real deal. Real unprocessed soy, peanut, or corn oil. MUCH better for you. The bad transfat they've been using is from partially hydrogenated oil, which the body doesn't know how to break down, and so stores it as fat. They did this so it could be stored for longer periods of time on the shelf. And it's in SO MANY products we buy today. I'm all for getting rid of it. Honestly, you can't taste the difference.
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@sedel1027 (17855)
• United States
2 Nov 06
I know that they do need to change their oil, but if people had self control and ate fatty foods in moderation and the food was cooked at the correct temperature, KFC probably would not even be worried about changing their oil.
@annieroos (1846)
• United States
6 Nov 06
I think it will probably still taste good.. I like kfc.. Hopefully it won't change that much.. And hopefully it will just make it taste even better.
@sedel1027 (17855)
• United States
6 Nov 06
What other fried chicken places are there where you live? I personally don't like FFC because about 8 or so years ago I ate there and the chicken was very fatty and unseasoned.
• United States
5 Nov 06
u no ur fat when u post bulletins like this but i guess if u get money for it what ev
@sedel1027 (17855)
• United States
5 Nov 06
What the heck are you talking about? I am curious to see what others think. What is wrong with that? I don't even eat KFC their chicken is disgusting.