KFC's Skinwich: A Delicious Hoax

Mythical feast.
Mythical feast.

The Chicago Tribune breaks the sad news -- shattering the greasy dreams of so many Kentucky Fried Chicken fanatics in the process -- that the Skinwich, a sandwich comprising five layers of KFC's Original Recipe chicken skin, taste-tested on Brain Residue and supposedly available only in a few select test markets, is, in fact, a hoax.

Says a spokesman:

While there is nothing like the taste of KFC's Original Recipe, the best way to enjoy it is on a piece of KFC Original Recipe chicken.

And not, it would appear, layered with American cheese and bacon on a bun. So, for now, the Double Down remains KFC's gross-out favorite. Or is it the Famous Bowl? So many choices ...

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