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KFC China introduces 'Taste of Ireland' fried chicken

The fast food chain is adding cream liqueur to its batter for a new Irish-themed range – and according to this ad, we’re seriously missing out.

Something in the Eire? A KFC franchise in Xi'an, China
Something in the Eire? A KFC franchise in Xi'an, China
Image: Ronnie Macdonald via Flickr

IT’S A LONG WAY from Tipperary – but fast food giant KFC is wooing customers in China with a new Irish-themed range of chicken.

The restaurant chain, has released an ad for the new “Taste of Ireland” recipe, which seems to involve adding a Bailey’s-like cream liqueur to the frying drumsticks. The promotional clip shows Chinese chefs nervously handing the new dish to an ‘Irish’ customer – who looks suspiciously tanned to us – before smiling in relief as he pronounces it delicious.

KFC has been hugely successful in China, operating more than 3,000 franchises across the country, Bloomberg reports. According to the official site, three chunks of Taste of Ireland chicken would set you back 9 yuan – or about €1.

But will it have diners turning green? Well, one internet commenter who claims to have tasted the delicacy wrote that it was “a strange combination of spicy chicken and sweetness, but not in a sweet chilli sauce way… I wouldn’t recommend it.”

Watch the KFC Taste of Ireland ad here:

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