Which came first, the chicken or the pea?
KFC just started selling meatless fried chicken. Yes, fried chicken made without chicken. It's made from plants, primarily peas. When I told Robin about it, she laughed and laughed; she was sure I was joking and couldn't wrap her head around the idea of faux fried chicken.
I stopped by today and tried 'em. Remarkable. You would assume they're chicken if you weren't told they're not. The outer coating is identical to normal fried chicken; the "meat" inside tastes like chicken; and most important of all, they have the texture and "mouth-feel" of fried chicken. Quite an achievement.
They come with a choice of five different dipping sauces: "KFC Sauce" (a sweet, mild mustard flavor); Classic Ranch; Honey BBQ; Hot sauce; and Honey Mustard.
A single-person serving of six pieces is $7.99. They're called "Beyond Fried Chicken" (BFC) because they use Beyond Meat patties. You'll soon be able to get the patties in supermarkets for cooking at home.