It's A Brain? It's A Kidney? It's KFC's Next PR Nightmare

Tyler Durden's picture

As if Yum Brands were not suffering enough this morning - as they forecast China comp sales to drop 6% (more than the forecast 4% decline), it seems the UK has their next PR disaster waiting to happen, courtesy of their KFC brand. After a 19-year-old Brit found a "horrible wrinkled foreign body" in his fried chicken meal, KFC has apologized (rather magnanimously) saying "while there was no health risk, we agree it was unsightly." Judge for yourself just how puke-worthy and generally emotionally scarred you would have been after biting into this 'brain-looking' image. KFC clarifies: "Although we haven't received the product, it appears from a photograph that unfortunately on this occasion a kidney, and not a brain as claimed, was not removed in the preparation process." Oh, just a kidney? Pass the salt then.


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azzhatter's picture

Tightly compressed maggots?

GetZeeGold's picture



At McDonalds they just spit on the special orders.

Pladizow's picture

This shipment was destined for KFC's African franchise!

Looney's picture

A circumcision gone terribly wrong?  ;-)


fuu's picture

The "greater nutrition" mat is a nice touch.

Spirit Of Truth's picture

Looks great on the outside, but once you look inside....rotten to the core?

Did Ben Bernanke make this?

francis_sawyer's picture

Where are the fava beans & the chianti?

TruthInSunshine's picture

This is standard fare off KFC's BernankDollar menu. What's the issue, again?

TruthInSunshine's picture

Paraphrased riff off a Katt William's joke:


"It do look & smell like fried chicken, until you bite into it."

mtomato2's picture

Disclaimer:  I did NOT go to the link...  but the next line is:  "Nnooo...  N-not since breakfast..."

Mad Mohel's picture

That is a straight up serving of Bernanke's sack.

Bon apetit bitchez!

debtor of last resort's picture

It's just inflation. Don't worry.

Element's picture

I believe in China KFC market it under the local name, pingarickingood.

El Oregonian's picture






Chuck Walla's picture

Send it to China, they will eat anything, ANYTHING!



StychoKiller's picture

With the exception of wolf's heart and dog's lungs

tocointhephrase's picture

You would be lucky to get kidney at McD's

GoldenDragon's picture

It's a kidney and it is edible if not appetizing.

I don't eat KFC anymore, but when I was kid I ate a lot of it.  Finding a kidney in the chicken was not uncommon and actually became a bit of game for us kids - first one to find a kidney wins!

FuzzyDunlop21's picture

Looks like a normal KFC order to me

Beam Me Up Scotty's picture

Can someone point to the kidney on a chicken please?  Especially one that big?

MillionDollarBoner_'s picture


I keep chickens and slaughter/gut them myself.

Take it from me - that ain't no kidney.

My best guess is  - compressed intestine ;o)

CPL's picture


It is indeed just a kidney.  It's good, although deep fried I'm not sure.  Probably the most amount of nutrition in that KFC box meal.  Lots of protein.  Body builders that want lean mass eat them.

Winston of Oceania's picture

It's as though nobody here has ever cut up and cooked a chicken, squeemish toadies I say...

smiler03's picture

I do wish you'd piss off and stick to posting your food pictures on Facebook.

hedgeless_horseman's picture



I do wish you would learn to only read the articles and ignore the detritus (roasted in garlic and lemon) below them.

Winston Churchill's picture

Do you go the whole hog.pun intended.

Roast pigs heads, lambs hearts,tripe etc.

I'm partial to Haggis, also black, and white pudding myself, tastes great,,

just don't think about before eating it.

smiler03's picture

You're absolutely right and I agree with you. I should ignore your detritus, aka the shit that settles at the bottom of a cesspit.


Have you noticed that I'm not the only one who disapproves of your food pics? ;O)

MassDecep's picture

I like to see real food once a year. Thanks for posting

Miffed Microbiologist's picture

Gloves? You sissies! Bare hands are the way to go for that job. ;-)
But I will admit all the old vets called Mr. Miffed a sissy for using gloves for AI on the Jersey cows.


jmeyer's picture

ya gotta leave inside parts for the hot dog makers

CPL's picture

It's pretty sad when people can't identify food.  Says something about a society's ability to be independant from a supply chain if they can't indentify a sweet meat from something as common as a chicken.  


Now I'm wondering what the hell they make their gravy with (disgusting packaged shit?).

  • 1large onion, sliced
  • oil
  • 15 chicken kidneys, membranes and cores removed
  • cake flour
  • Chicken carcass + cover with water in pot.
  • 375ml boiling water
  • salt/pepper for taste.  Rosemary is great in it as well, very savoury.

Boil and render the carcass to make the stock.  Simmer it all in a sauce pan on low.  Mash kidney's into gravy to avoid chunky gravy.  Put on everything.  Delicious.


Alternatively add more water to the stock and make soup with the heart, liver and neck.

Cognitive Dissonance's picture

Silly CPL. Everyone knows food is made in supermarkets.

<Just-In-Time supermarket delivery rots the sated brain.>

bigdumbnugly's picture

well, in their defense it was probably a chicken leg at one time anyway.

the digestive tract does wierd stuff to food don't you know...

FL_Conservative's picture

"YUM" just doesn't do this justice!

tocointhephrase's picture

Only 10 secret ingredients to go.

Yuck is the new Yum!

New World Chaos's picture

My dad's first job involved bringing in advertisers for a local radio station and he told me a story about how he landed a huge deal with KFC.  Shortly thereafter, someone found a kentucky fried mouse.  Cute little fry ball with its tail and feet sticking out.  Made great news coverage.  KFC pulled the ad deal because whenever anyone heard their jingle about "secret ingredients", they remembered the kentucky fried mouse.

9 secret ingredients to go...