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KFC will begin trialling vegan fried chicken

"It’s confusing," but apparently "it’s also delicious."
27 August 2019 11:43AM

KFC is about to trial 'Beyond Meat' vegan fried chicken.

KFC is collaborating with the Beyond Meat company on the vegan alternative, which is being sold as Beyond Fried Chicken. The plant-based faux-chicken will be available at a single KFC location in the city of Atlanta from Tuesday (local time).

KFC will offer Beyond Fried Chicken two ways: one as a nugget with dipping sauce, and the other as a boneless "wing" smothered in your choice of Nashville Hot, Honey BBQ or Buffalo sauce.

And while the fake "chicken" itself is 100% plant-based, it is prepared in a shared fryer, so strict vegans should take note.

We don't yet know if KFC will offer this deliciously fake "chicken" here in New Zealand, but we can only hope that the good people of Atlanta show up at KFC tomorrow to make their interests known!