People vow to make their own chicken kievs from now on after seeing how store ones are actually made
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Warning: Be prepared to never want to eat a shop-bought chicken kiev again.
I hate to say it guys, but vegans may be on to something.
Prepare to see what Ginger and Rocky would've turned out like had Mrs Tweedy finally got her hands on them:
Food Unwrapped's Kate Quilton went to Kyiv, Ukraine to unpack exactly how a chicken kiev is made.
The company whose factory Channel 4 visited processes 'nearly 177 million chickens a year'.
The chickens arrive at the factory alive, but it doesn't take long for them to be slaughtered and then hung, upside down, on what can only be described as a naked chicken conveyor belt.
Basically, imagine something like if YO! Sushi collaborated with Morleys.
A whopping total of 44,000 hens are placed on the conveyor belt - the number the amount of chickens processed by the factory not per day, but every single hour. That's around half-a-million chickens processed per day.
Kate and an employee follow the conveyer round - each chicken assigned their own unique ID and tracked through the factory.
"This is the biggest facility not only in Ukraine but in Europe," the employee explains.
The hens then go through quality control, every chicken photographed in the nude.
And only some chickens make the cut to be sold whole, the rest sent to cutting stations where they are pulled limb from limb. But which bit of the chicken is used for the kievs?
Well, you'll be relieved to know chicken breast is used for kievs.
But what follows next may turn your stomach slightly - the mince 'spat out of a pipe' before it 'rains' into a giant mincer.
"This is how it's produced industrially," the employee explains.
Shockingly, Food Unwrapped's investigation also reveals there's not actually any garlic in classic chicken kievs - the mixture typically made up of butter and dill.
And it's fair to say chicken kiev fans aren't amused.
People have flocked to a clip of the episode shared on TikTok in utter shock after finding out how kievs are made.
One user said: "Bloody love a chicken kiev but I'll be making my own from now on."
"Definitely not eating them now," another commented.
A third wrote: "Make your own, mince chicken has me going all queasy."
"That stuff is nasty as," a fourth echoed.
A final user couldn't help but resolve: "Tastes banging tho."