Popcorn Chicken

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KFC Popcorn Chicken

Popcorn Chicken is a KFC product consisting of small, "bite-sized" pieces of chicken and popcorn that have been breaded and fried.[1]

Popcorn Chicken was invented by food technologist Gene Gagliardi.[2] It was test-marketed in the United States from March 1992, and had been launched nationwide by September 1992.[2] It has been periodically available in KFC outlets. It was re-introduced in the US in 1998, and again in 2001.[3] It was later re-introduced once again in 2015, under the name "KFC Popcorn Nuggets".

It is still available in the UK, Canada, Australia, Singapore and New Zealand.[4][5][6][7]

The product is targeted at teenagers and young adults.[1]

A 2003 study by the Consumers' Association found that KFC Popcorn Chicken contained only 66 percent meat and 12 percent popcorn in the UK.[8][better source needed]

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  1. ^ a b Strategy January 25, 109 Trident, KFC cross-promo BYLINE: Patrick Allossery SECTION: Pg.8
  2. ^ a b "Archives - Philly.com". articles.philly.com. 
  3. ^ Promo November 1998 Riding a Rage BYLINE: PROMO STAFF
  4. ^ "KFC.co.uk - Chicken Popcorn? Sounds Good - So Good". Archived from the original on 2014-04-13. 
  5. ^ "KFC.ca - It's Finger Lickin' Good". 
  6. ^ "Regular Popcorn". KFC Australia. 
  7. ^ "Popcorn Chicken". 
  8. ^ DAILY MAIL (London) March 6, 2003 Chicken nuggets take a nutritional battering Pg. 39