Monday, February 13, 2012

"Honey" Sauce

I admit it, I occasionally go to KFC. I do this because KFC food is amazing (and because I steeply discount future utility). I make no excuses.

Anyone who has ever been to KFC or talked to a person who has been to KFC knows that their biscuits are delicious. They are fried butter masquerading as baked dough. When I have had these little dumplings of happiness in the past, I have put honey on them instead of butter. It was a tiny healthy decision inside the Russian nesting dolls of unhealthy decisions that is KFC.

However, today, it was pointed out to me that I have been putting "Honey" sauce on my biscuits, not honey:

My phone's camera resolution is low, but the pocket actually lists the ingredients for KFC "Honey" sauce. They are as follows:

Ingredients: High fructose corn syrup, corn syrup, sugar, honey, fructose, less than 2% coloring etc.
This ingredient list is so absurd as to be comical. It's the kind of ingredients a writer would dream up for an SNL fake commercial about fast food. Honey is an alternative sweetener to sugar! Some type of sugar is the first three ingredients before honey!

When food, in particular fast food, is regulated, there is usually an outcry of some sort. But, I feel that labeling is an important first step. Many people claim that mandating label changes or posting of nutritional information doesn't make any difference. But if it really makes no difference, than KFC would label it's "Honey" sauce what it is: honey flavored syrup.

UPDATE: there is a hilarious South Park episode about KFC - watch here.

1 comment:

  1. For some reason it's the finally ingredient that really pushes this into hilarity. What is "fructose"? Did they have so much high fructose corn syrup that they were required to split some of into the separate ingredients of corn syrup and fructose?