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KFC Has Changed Its Fries Recipe Forever

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KFC Has Changed Its Fries Recipe Forever

I might end up completely digging myself out here - but have you ever fancied a KFC, but weren't quite up for the full experience? In other words, you didn't want to put yourself through the disappointment of eating the chips - which have been described on Twitter as 'boring' and 'shit'.

Maybe you've even gone to the extreme of nipping to another fast food chain - say, McDonald's -and just ordering fries from there to go with your hot wings.

We've all done it (or at least, my typing here is tinged with hope that I'm not alone) but now KFC is rectifying everything and we're pretty pleased about the whole thing.


The fried chicken chain has changed its recipe when it comes to chips - forever.

KFC will now sell thicker, rustic fries with the skins left on, which still keeps them separate from their competitors but in a much better way.

Oh and the adjustments will run through all 900 of their UK stores.

Credit: KFC
Credit: KFC

But why has the company changed them? Well, if you've ever taken to social media complaining that they're garbage, it's pretty much all thanks to you.

KFC said it altered the recipe because diners were moaning about the 'crap' fries.

And when you're going ahead with such a bold change, you need to make it a good one - so they've been testing the rustic chip on the public for more than a year now.



The new side snack proved so popular that KFC will now be completely replacing the old fries. Usually when recipes change, the universe complains, but this is probably the best move the chain has made since the hash brown salsa fried chicken burger.

It's been promised that these all-new fries will be thicker, crispier and taller so they will be perfect for dipping in ketchup, or any other condiment of your choosing.

When people became aware of the changes, they did in fact take to social media. One said: "About time. KFC chips are rank."

Not only me then. Credit: Twitter
Not only me then. Credit: Twitter

Another added: "KFC upgrading their chips means they'll be fucking unstoppable, straight to the top".

And some lucky sod who's already having a go at the new fries said: "New chips are at Trafford centre already. They're 10x better."

Jack Hinchliffe, innovation director at KFC UK & Ireland told the Sun: "We don't change things on a whim - the Colonel's Original Recipe chicken hasn't changed since he finalised it in 1940.

"This was different though. We heard the nation's outcry. We read the brutal tweets. We had to step up our fries game. Thicker, chunkier, tastier. Job done."


Well, that's tea sorted.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Chips, Food, Entertainment, KFC

Rebecca Shepherd
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