Kentucky Fried Fowl Up

11 Nov

It’s happening again: you’re just trying to watch a football game, and the commercial comes on. You know the one, for Kentucky Fried Chicken’s “Famous Bowls” – now in Cheesy Bacon Bowl flavor and brought to you by the bothersome “We put bacon on it” guy.

Even if you know nothing about nutrition, this can’t be good for you: mashed potatoes layered with gravy and fried chicken, smothered in cheese, ladled with bacon – and then for good measure, sprinkled with corn. Corn?

It would be nice to know exactly how bad this is for you – but due to KFC’s cherry-picking items they decide to post nutrition info about – this information is not readily available.

The one bowl which KFC does divulge its disturbing stats for is the “KFC Famous Bowls® – Mashed Potato with Gravy”, clocking in at 680 calories (41% of which are from fat), 31 grams of fat and 2130 mg of sodium (aka 93% of your daily sodium allotment).

As every cloud does have a silver lining, in this case it would be fiber: the KFC Mashed Potato with Gravy Bowl does have 6 grams of fiber, making it far and away the highest fiber option on the KFC menu. Due in part, of course, to the fact that it’s the only thing there with any vegetables in it. (That aren’t of the deep fried potato variety that is.)

To learn more about pretending that fast food is good for you, visit KFC’s parent company Yum Brand’s “Keep it Balanced” website, where you can learn all about incorporating fried chicken, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, Long John Silver’s, A&W and WingStreet into your balanced lifestyle.

 

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