Layers of Flavor

I was watching television the other day when a commercial for a new KFC product came on. The spot was for something called New KFC Famous Bowls.


Now, how a new product could achieve fame before it was released is beyond me. But all that aside, this was quite a big idea. You start with KFC’s world famous soupy mashed potatoes, top that with gravy, top that with overcooked corn, top that with pieces of greasy fried chicken, top that with even more of that questionable gravy and cover it all with a three-cheese blend. Wow. I don’t know about you, but I just threw up a little. Which is the very same reaction I had when I saw this product advertised on TV. I actually felt sick to my stomach. Hey, I think that’s a first in advertising. I mean, usually, you try to make the product look as appetizing as possible. But when you start with shite, you end up with shite.

Then again, my opinion shouldn’t matter much. I’m one of those weird people who only eats fish. So please, enlighten me. Explain to me why these Famous Bowls are so appetizing. I just don’t get it. As far as I’m concerned, anything that makes me want to blow, sucks.

Update: It seems that Pip actually had the nerve to try one of these things. Incidentally, he didn’t read this blog entry before he wrote his review, so any similarities are completely coincidental. At least that’s what he says. Mm hm.

Comments 19

  1. Lani wrote:

    Who keeps coming up with these delicious, tasty meals?!!

    Seriously…who?? Cause when you find them, hold them down so I can kick them!

    Posted 30 May 2006 at 1:40 pm
  2. Smivey wrote:

    Actually, Lani, I think kicking them would be a bad idea. Because the people who come up with these ideas are obviously masochists. Uh huh.

    Posted 30 May 2006 at 1:44 pm
  3. knitgirl wrote:


    but at least it’s Kitchen Fresh Chicken now!

    Posted 30 May 2006 at 4:37 pm
  4. Smivey wrote:

    Right. Much more wholesome that way, knitgirl. Mm hm.

    Posted 30 May 2006 at 4:40 pm
  5. boredhousewife wrote:

    Yeah, Smivey, it always comes back to masochism with you.

    Weirdly, homemade mashed potatoes and corn is one of my favorite combos. No gravy or fried chicken or cheese or fakeness to my potatoes required, thankyaverramuch. :)

    Posted 30 May 2006 at 9:28 pm
  6. Smivey wrote:

    I can’t believe you’re letting people know these things about you, bhw. That mashed potatoes and corn thing should be kept to yourself.

    Posted 31 May 2006 at 8:51 pm
  7. Drew wrote:

    You eat only fish? Weirdness…

    Posted 02 Jun 2006 at 8:05 am
  8. Smivey wrote:

    Yes, I am an odd one, I am.

    Posted 02 Jun 2006 at 9:10 am
  9. Pip wrote:

    Be fair, Smivey. The potatoes were mealy, not so much soupy.

    Posted 02 Jun 2006 at 10:33 am
  10. Ethan wrote:

    How can something new be famous? Because it’s just that damn tasty! While it is a little embarassing to ask for something called the ‘famous bowl’ it is well worth it. This will incite a taste explosion in your mouth.

    Posted 24 Jun 2006 at 5:18 pm
  11. Smivey wrote:

    I will have to take your word for it, Ethan. Thank you for the comment.

    Posted 24 Jun 2006 at 11:16 pm
  12. Sarah wrote:

    I think they are very tasty. Its like Shepards pie. yum.

    If you dont like KFC, you cant bash its food. Because you dont like it. so you wont like anyhting they have that has the soupy potatoes or overcooked corn.

    by the way i dont know how you can overcook corn.

    i have had one of the bowls twice and i found them AWESOME. even though not the healthiest things ever. =D

    Posted 24 Oct 2006 at 2:50 pm
  13. girl1988 wrote:

    well i like them so.. whatever..

    Posted 06 Nov 2006 at 3:58 pm
  14. Smivey wrote:

    Good for you, girl. Good for you.

    Posted 06 Nov 2006 at 4:22 pm
  15. C.S.D. wrote:

    I’m a KFC lover, notta hater like you and even I had the same reaction when I saw the commercial for this. I also threw-up a little in my mouth, but I did not spit out the vomitous fluid. Instead, I had a vision of the bowl, and I automatically swallowed my own vomit because I would actually rather swallow my own vomit than even the thought of eating what they were advertising.


    Posted 30 Nov 2006 at 11:16 pm
  16. Smivey wrote:

    Well, thank you for that lovely vision this morning.

    Posted 01 Dec 2006 at 6:22 am
  17. Mike wrote:

    I’ve just tried one of these monstrocities, not too good. If you’re not a big fan of KFC mashed potatoes, this thing will kill you. There is so little chicken in this thing it sucks!

    Posted 10 Jan 2007 at 4:38 pm
  18. Smivey wrote:

    Maybe they’re famous for sucking?

    Posted 10 Jan 2007 at 4:44 pm
  19. GrabbinChikinz wrote:

    im one of those wierd people who only eats fish too!! (as long as it’s cooked)

    Posted 11 Feb 2010 at 11:12 am

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