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May 5, 2009 04:13 PM

KFC...Free 2 pc grilled chicken with 2 sides and a biscuit!

Thank you Oprah and KFC!!
Offer Valid from 5/5/09-5/19/09
Not valid on Mothers Day's

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  1. your post piqued my curiousity about the ingredients in the grilled chicken, so i looked up the information on KFC's website...

    Fresh Chicken Marinated with: Salt, Sodium Phosphate, and Monosodium Glutamate Seasoned with:
    Maltodextrin, Salt, Bleached Wheat Flour, Partially Hydrogenated Soybean and Cottonseed Oil, Monosodium
    Glutamate, Spices, Palm Oil, Natural Flavor, Garlic Powder, Soy Sauce (Soybean, Wheat, Salt), Chicken
    Fat, Chicken Broth, Autolyzed Yeast, Beef Powder, Rendered Beef Fat, Extractives of Turmeric, Dehydrated
    Carrot, Onion Powder, and Not More Than 2% Each of Calcium Silicate and Silicon Dioxide Added as
    Anticaking Agents.

    forget "free," you couldn't pay me to eat it. it probably tastes great - it's loaded with umami boosters - but all that wheat, soy, & MSG would land me in the ER.

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    1. re: goodhealthgourmet

      Why would KFC do this? Maybe it's not selling?? Because it tastes like the list of junk you just listed. Salt rules!

    2. Why would she endorse this? It's troubling that someone who publically struggles with weight and health supports a food that is not entirely healthy. Is she on the board or a stockholder?

      The case would be that it's healthier than the alternative there but . . .

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      1. re: alwayscooking

        The same reason she gave away a whole mess of cars that were the same model... Someone paid her a LOT of money because they know having Oprah's endorsement is going to make them very, very rich.

        1. re: JK Grence the Cosmic Jester

          Yeah, that car promotion really helped Pontiac!

        2. re: alwayscooking

          I can't speak to the reason for Oprah participating in this promotion, but I'm also not sure that the universe of prepared and/or restaurant foods that are "entirely healthy" is very large. Certainly there's no real reason for people to be consuming something like MSG or rendered beef fat, but that's not to say that it's necessarily harmful to most people if eaten occasionally in small quantities. Reviews of the new KFC product are mixed, but I'm going to continue to applaud them for making the effort.

          Honestly, if you want or need something "healthier" than this product, you're probably going to have to not only eat at home, but prepare all your food from scratch.

          1. re: Emm

            "Honestly, if you want or need something "healthier" than this product, you're probably going to have to not only eat at home, but prepare all your food from scratch."
            which is precisely what i do :)

            1. re: Emm

              "if eaten occasionally in small quantities" - that is true, but since when do these places limit themselves to small quantities?

              1. re: monkuboy

                I meant that based on my lay person's knowledge of nutrition, an average person wouldn't get enough of the objectionable ingredients in the grilled chicken from eating a couple pieces, say, twice a month. Heck, it probably wouldn't be a problem even a couple times a week. Might be too much if you're eating a full bucket of it a day, day after day. It's about moderation.

          2. never seen so much analysis over a free meal...print the coupon out by today and if you don't want it, give it to someone that could use a meal..

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            1. re: Beach Chick

              You've been here long enough that this amount of analysis is nothing here on CH! Good idea about the coupon though - thanks

            2. I downloaded the coupons last night 5/5, and just now when I went to email a few friends with the offer, the site was clogged and unusable on 5/6 the deadline day for download. Will we witness another chicken-based debacle as in the earlier Popeye's fiasco in Minnesota, where they ran out of 8 oices for $4.99?

              The Popeye's debacle was local at one Minnesota franchise. This KFC thing could be a catastrophe at the national level. Will Yum Foods/Pepsico be able to satisfy the clamoring horde? Why does my mind roam back to the Bonus Army of 1932 where MacArthur was called in to squelch the rebellion? Will we see White House news conferences to control the tragedy?

              With apologies and respect to those who dislike msg for umami and phosphates for juiciness, I'm gonna use my 4 coupons to get 8 leg pieces, 4 biscuits, and 8 cole slaws. Then I'll kick back and watch the results of the crash of the coupon distribution.

              8 Replies
              1. re: FoodFuser

                You are correct - the site is unusable now.

                1. re: Friend of Bill

                  Just tried and its working fine..
                  Here is another link though..
                  LOL.. FoodFuser!


                  1. re: Beach Chick

                    Tried to print one for my son. Didn't work for me.

                    1. re: Bobfrmia

                      Commiseration is called for. From their disclaimer:

                      "By printing coupon, you agree that KFC is not responsible for any technical problems or malfunctions of computer systems, servers or printers or lost or unavailable network connections."



                      A sad event, doubtless repeated nationwide. If I lived in Louisville (KFC headquarters), I would be boarding up my house in preparation for the impending Storming of the KFC Bastille.

                      1. re: Bobfrmia

                        I would let KFC know....lots of pissed off people..
                        Do you want my coupon?
                        ; )

                        1. re: Beach Chick

                          Thanks, Beach Chick, but I don't think a 2 piece from KFC is worth all the effort that has already been put into it.
                          Now, if it was Popeyes......

                  2. re: FoodFuser

                    Technically, the Minnesota Popeye's didn't honor the $4.99/8 piece deal. They claimed as a franchisee they didn't have to honor it, and sold 8 pieces for $9.99.
                    I had no problems printing coupons here at work tonight. I think I'll use them to make friends of my co-workers.

                  3. Denny's handled their free breakfast promotion pretty well, remarkably well actually. I don't see why KFC would have extraordinary issues. After all, it's spread out over the course of two weeks, so there won't be a single day rush. Sounds pretty smart to me.