Food chemists are good, but “Finger Lickin’ Good”? KFC is getting eaten alive over news that the fried chicken company is testing edible nail polish for customers in Hong Kong.
As CNN reports: “The nail polish comes in two flavors and colors: Original (kind of a beige) and Hot & Spicy (red). To use it, customers can paint the polish on their nails, let it dry, ‘and then lick — again and again and again.’
“KFC says the nail polish is ‘sourced from natural ingredients,’ perhaps in an effort to make customers feel safer about licking nail polish.”
Anna Mugglestone, spokeswoman for Ogilvy & Mather Group in Hong Kong, the agency running the campaign, told The New York Times: “Yes, it is actually a real thing. I tried it myself in the office when they were doing testing.”
KFC released the above music video to promote the nail polish — which founder Col. Harland David Sanders might only wrinkle his nose at.
KFC’s edible nail polish seems finger lickin’ terriblehttps://t.co/TNaJGY0um0 pic.twitter.com/XXxor9B6FV
— Mashable (@mashable) May 5, 2016
KFC is making flavored nail polish. What a time to be alive.
— Liv (@MOJones14) May 5, 2016
How can KFC make chicken-flavored nail polish when they don’t even make chicken-flavored chicken? https://t.co/ttDQMrvSlR
— the other one (@imfromraleigh) May 5, 2016
When did KFC start getting into making edible things? https://t.co/XhbLqWfKd2
— Vann R. Newkirk II (@fivefifths) May 5, 2016
FINGER. LICKIN. GROSS.
“tastes like chicken…”
— Alexis Del Cid (@AlexisDelCid) May 5, 2016
It’s good to see scientists spending time on KFC flavored nail polish rather than pesky stuff, i.e. curing cancer pic.twitter.com/VHIWy0tViU
— NickG (@NickGthinks) May 5, 2016