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Anyone Up For Some KFC Fried Chicken-Flavored Nail Polish?

Imagine having KFC fried chicken at the ends of your fingertips- literally! KFC has recently announced that they will be making a finger lickin’, fried chicken flavored nail polish. Yup, you heard that right- a fried chicken flavoured nail polish. ? According to the fast food chain in Hong Kong, they have partnered with Ogilvy & Mather and will be creating two flavours of lickable nail polish for KFC fans- a speckled tan colour which they have named “Original” and a reddish orange shade dubbed “Hot & Spicy.” Getting hungry yet?

KFC Fried Chicken Flavored Nail Polish

Famous for their secret finger lickin’ fried chicken recipe, it’s no surprise that the fast food chain is remaining tight lipped about “recipe” behind said edible nail polish. Though to be fair, they have stated that it will be made of “natural ingredients” and that it will be “specificially designed to hold the flavour, but to also dry with a glossy coat similar to normal nail polish.” As long as it tastes like the real thing, right? 😉

“To use, consumers simply apply and dry like regular nail polish, and then lick- again and again and again.” – KFC in a statement to Adweek

KFC Fried Chicken Flavored Nail Polish

“It actually tastes like KFC” – Anna Mugglestone, marketing director at Ogilvy

While there’s still no word on whether or not this nail polish will make it to North America, fans in Hong Kong have already been voting for their favourite “flavour” on the KFC Hong Kong Facebook page. “Original” and “Hot & Spicy”…hmm, I wonder which is more popular? Looks like the winning choice will end up being mass produced in Hong Kong.

My Thoughts on a Fried Chicken-Flavored Nail Polish ?

A fried chicken flavored nail polish is definitely unique. While the idea of it is novel, a KFC flavoured nail polish just spells unhygienic to me. I can’t help but wonder how sanitary it would be for someone to be walking around, licking their nails…I mean, that doesn’t sound too much like a healthy habit, you know? Surely if you’re looking to get a fried chicken fix, it’d be easier to simply walk into a KFC and order a meal? Or maybe the product is being marketed for those wishing to surround themselves in an aroma of fried chicken?

Having said that, I am curious about it- perhaps not to the point where I’d be wanting to lick my nails but an inquisitive sniff of said fried chicken nail polish wouldn’t hurt.

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