Kentucky Fried Chicken has a new dipping sauce called “Finger Lickin’ Good Sauce.” It is also called “FLG Sauce” on some of KFC’s material. KFC is a Fewd Snobs favorite, and we have yet to review something because KFC doesn’t do a lot of temporary and new menu items. FLG Sauce gave us a good excuse.
This also gives us an excuse for our first article on the site. We have been thinking about covering some of the other stuff going on at Kentucky Fried Chicken. So now, we will blend it all together. Kinda like a KFC Bowl. Hahahaha, we’re so funny!
First, the Finger Lickin’ Good sauce…
We are pretty sure that you could put the sauce on any KFC item, but it is clear that the main item to dip are the chicken tenders. They are shown in big poster above, and we soon discovered that the FLG sauce comes with the $5 Fill Up Three-Piece Tenders meal. So we went with that.
The Fewd Snobs love Kentucky Fried Chicken, period. And we all know what the chicken tastes like. The tenders are good. The biscuits and mashed potatoes and gravy rock. This isn’t about the chicken, so we will just talk about the sauce.
Herman saw a sign in the store that says the sauce is made with the original 11 herbs and spices! You can see the ingredients in the picture above. Some of the most interesting ingredients are pickle juice and white wine! The main ingredients indicate that the sauce is a mayonnaise variant.
The flavor of the sauce is pretty sweet. The sweet reminds us of a honey mustard. The spices give a good mix of flavor that hits after the sweet. The spices balance out the sweet, so it isn’t overly spicy, nor is it overly sweet. Overall, the mix is somewhere between a mayonnaise and honey mustard. Denny and Herman agree that this sauce is VERY unique; it doesn’t really taste like anything we’ve had before. And we think the main reason for this is that the famous 11 herbs and spices are included. This really sets the sauce apart from anything else out there.
We like it. It is perfect for dipping the tenders in. The sauce would be good for dipping the popcorn chicken in, too. KFC doesn’t do a lot of new stuff very often. This is one to get in on. Nothing indicates that this is a limited time offering. We hope that KFC keeps it for the long haul.
We need to take a second to talk about the value here. We tested the sauce, as we mentioned, with the $5 Fill Up. This includes three chicken tenders, mashed potatoes and gravy, a biscuit, chocolate chip cookie, and a medium drink. Two FLG sauces come with the box. That is pretty sweet, because most fast food places don’t give enough sauce. Two is plenty for the three strips! Herman and Denny both got a Fill Up for lunch, and were both full when done. The value here absolutely cannot be beat. There is a LOT of food in the box for 5 bucks. And this is a complete meal here…you are getting chicken, potatoes, biscuits, cookies, and a drink. In contrast, 5 bucks won’t even buy a HALF SANDWICH at Subway anymore! No, Subway’s claim to fame now is the bullshit “Simple 6” menu. OK, a HALF cold sandwich, a small bag of chips, and a drink is six bucks. Or, you can get KFC’s actual HOT MEAL for five. This is a tough one.
Now, on to some other Kentucky Fried Chicken thoughts…
Unless you live under a rock, you have surely seen that KFC has brought the Colonel back in ads. In case you are one of these rock-dwellers, check out the video below…
There has been some controversy with this new campaign. Many people are pissed off because they think that these ads are making fun of Colonel Sanders. Included in the group of pissed off cry-babies is John Y. Brown, Jr. You know, the same John Y. Brown, Jr. who bought Kentucky Fried Chicken from the Colonel for a measly $2 million bucks and then opened a bunch of stores and made shit-tons more money that the Colonel ever saw??!! Swell guy. But don’t worry, he is upset because people are making fun of the Colonel. OK, guy. Just shut up. And all this is public knowledge. Look it up, kids.
The Fewd Snobs don’t see this campaign as making fun of the Colonel. At all. Colonel Sanders was 90 years old when he left us in 1980. He has been gone for 35 years. A whole generation of people don’t know who he is. They only know him as the guy in the picture on the KFC sign. If anything, these ads may INTRODUCE the Colonel to the younger idiots that don’t know him. Maybe these people will find out about the REAL Colonel. This is bad?
But more than anything, these ads are SUPPOSED TO BE LIGHT! They are supposed to be FUNNY! It isn’t about “making fun” of the Colonel! If anything, it is just a light and funny caricature of the Colonel! It is well-known that SNL alumn Darrell Hammond is playing the Colonel. LIGHTEN UP, YOU PEOPLE! It is SUPPOSED TO BE FUNNY! UGH! Everyone is offended by EVERYTHING today. Give it a rest, already! Unbunch your panties! Laugh a little!
OK. Deep breath. Having said all that, we were surprised at one thing…
After getting our food, we realized there are quotes on the drink cups, the box of food, and even the sign in the picture above.
We SERIOUSLY doubt that the Colonel ever said, “Carbonation is the greatest invention since gravy.”
To be sure, we did the research, and we cannot find any evidence that the Colonel ever said any of this stuff. We friggin’ KNOW he didn’t say to try his new FLG sauce (see the poster pic above again!)
Now look, we aren’t easily offended. And we just got done telling people to quit taking everything so seriously. But this strikes us as a little different. It is one thing to embellish upon the Colonel’s likeness; it is another to put words in his mouth, so to speak. He did not say what is being portrayed as direct quotes. This strikes us as a little distasteful. Maybe we need to lighten up, too. But it’s just not the same as the silly, funny ads.
Go out and try the new Finger Lickin’ Good sauce. It is really good stuff. And watch the ad above again because it is funny. Kentucky Fried Chicken is good. That is all.