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KFC Testing Taco Bell-Inspired Crispy Chicken Tacos


With Burger King recently launching its own taco, and Jack-In-The-Box having one on menu for years, it seems like it doesn’t matter what kind of fast food chain you are, the taco is inevitable.

Now KFC is getting in the mix with a new “Double Taco.” Well, at least KFC in France.

 

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The Double Taco looks a lot like a Taco Bell Cheesy Gordita Crunch, using both a hard shell and soft shell tortilla, but separated by a layer of salsa. The inside layer has a meaty chicken strip, covered with cheese, tomatoes, onion, and a guacamole sauce.

The idea of a taco isn’t completely random, as joint KFC/Taco Bell restaurants have been sprinkled around the US, seeing how both are owned by parent company Yum! Brands.

Also, an iteration of this existed in KFC South Korea with their Zinger Double Taco, which is the same as the French version, with a few topping tweaks.

 

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France isn’t stopping with the taco, though, as they’ve also launched Crispy Tender Hot Dogs, which sound as good as the tacos.

The hot dogs have a crispy chicken strip, covered in American cheese, jalapenos, hot sauce and mustard.

 

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The French versions of these items will only be around for a limited time, and per usual, we can only hope it makes its way to the US. Yum! Brands has the means. Just make it happen already.

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Watch French Customers Lose It When Nutella Goes On 70% Off Sale

I know you love Nutella, everyone does, but would you be willing to fight someone for it?

A French supermarket by the name of Intermarche, decided to mark down their stock of Nutella by 70 percent off its retail price, and a literal riot ensued.

Footage shot by Kheira Dak, and posted by CNN, showed 15 seconds of the chaos, as people toppled over each other and argued like Sinbad and Arnold Schwarzenegger trying to get a Turbo Man doll on Christmas.

Reports say there was hair pulling, some bloody incidents, and even a box chucked at an elderly lady.

Ferrero, the owners of Nutella, stayed the hell away from this one, saying they had nothing to do with it, and the sale was completely at the discretion of Intermarche.

According to ABC, Nutella usually costs about 4.5 euros ($5.60), so the sale brought down the price to 1.4 euros ($1.74), saving them $3.86 for their violent troubles.

Human beings almost tore apart each other in order to save about $4.

Worth it.

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Hit-Or-Miss Restaurants

Limited Edition Shiny Blue Burger Created By World Famous French Boutique Debuts

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Colored buns are nothing new, but these shiny blue buns in France are arguably the most beautiful you’ll ever see.

With Colette, the world famous boutique in France decided to close down at the end of the year, the store teamed up with Blend hamburger to create The Farewell Burger, available for their faithful fans until December 20.

There are two versions of this gorgeous blue bun burger, one that consists of 18-month-aged Somerset cheddar, ketchup, honey mustard, and iceberg lettuce, and a second that has a caramelized-onion compote and blue cheese, Emmentaler (medium-hard Swiss cheese), garlic mayo, and spinach.

The bright blue buns are specifically a shade of pandtone 293c, which is fairly dark and really makes the contents inside the burger pop.

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We’ve become a bit accustomed to colored-buns, seeing red buns at GD Bro Burger in Orange County, and even black buns at Burger King, but nothing with this kind of depth and vibrance, which is expected with such a fashionable collaboration.

If an icon in the fashion world is going to go out, it is obviously going to go out in style, and that extends to their food as well, apparently.

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Culture

What ‘American Food’ Aisles Look Like In Other Countries

We’ve become accustomed to seeing aisles at the grocery store labeled, “Mexican Food,” or “Asian Food,” and it roughly encompasses some foods from the different cultures.

Well, apparently, when you visit other countries, they have similar aisles, except they label them “American Food,” and they try their best to stock the shelves with whatever they feel embodies American culture.

Whether it’s England filling up the shelves with A1 steak sauce and Pop Tarts, or Belgium filling it up with Soda and Mayonnaise, it’s interesting to see how other cultures see our cultural food.

You can’t really be mad at the selections in these aisles. We do love our snacks and sweets here in the US, so they’re not really wrong.

Check out these photos, taken by several people, as we learn a bit about what other countries think represents us best:

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France Bans Plastic Forks And Plates

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It seems like France has become the first country on Earth to place a ban on plastic cutlery, plates, and cups. A new law passed under the country’s Energy Transition for Green Growth Act outlawing the plastic eating utensils.

According to the Washington Post, the law aims to promote a “circular economy” of waste disposal, with the same law also banning the use of plastic bags in the country’s grocery stores in early July.

France’s president says that the ban is a part of a larger campaign to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and diversify the country’s energy model.

The law will go into effect in 2020, with the only exception being for disposable silverware that are biodegradable.

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You Won’t Find A Single Burger At This McDonald’s Location In France

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When we think of McDonald’s we automatically picture the Big Mac; that burger stuffed with two patties, cheese, and the chain’s secret Big Mac Sauce. Now, imagine a McDonald’s devoid of Big Macs. Tragic, right?

Well the tragedy has come toe life in the form of this McDonald’s concept location in France that’s steering clear for the fast food chain’s iconic burgers altogether.

The McCafe iteration offers bakery-centric items like macarons, soups, sandwiches, and coffee. What patrons won’t find are hamburgers and fries. According to Le Figaro, you won’t even find a single McNugget.

Grubstreet reports that other menu items include bagels topped with different proteins like salmon or pastrami. Sadly, if you’re looking for a Royale (France’s Quarter Pounder) you’re out of luck. At least at this location.

The new concept advertises their coffee and sandwiches on the walls, so patrons are made aware of the unfamiliar lineup.

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$55 Million Of Cocaine Found By Coca-Cola Workers Inside A Shipment

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Coke and coke have finally been linked together again, as a Coca-Cola shipment in Signes, France had 50 million eruos-worth ($55 million) of cocaine hiding inside.

A whopping 370 kilograms, or 815 pounds, of the drug were found within a container of orange juice concentrate, making it one of the largest drug seizures in French history, according to BBC.

The Coca-Cola factory workers were the ones who found and reported the snow-filled package that traveled there from Costa Rica, according to Bloomberg. Investigators have also said that the workers had no involvement in the drug investigation.

While the name of the drink company shares nicknames with the drug, it’s even funnier when you take into account that up until 1929, there were actually small traces of cocaine in Coca-Cola.

At least the blow wasn’t inside any of the orange drinks, cause that would have led to some chilling O.T. Genasis-like mornings for the French community.

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This Is How The Rest Of The World Does Apple Pie

“There’s nothing more American than apple pie.”

While the US is the most vocal about its apple pride, apple pie is really just a testament to the constant stirring of our melting pot. British and Scandinavian pies have the most direct influence, but various other countries have their own ideas when it comes to apple pastries.

 

GERMANY: Apfel Maultaschen 

 

American apple turnovers get most of the fame associated with their deliciousness, but they owe their ubiquity to early German immigrants. In 17th century Germany, Swabian monks began to “hide” donated meats in savory pastries that were eventually called Maultaschen. The nearby Bavarians, no strangers to the dessert world, began putting sweeter fillings between the dough, like plums and apples. The result can look like a traditional apple turnover or a strudel, depending on the recipe you follow.

What sets it apart: Though some throw this ingredient to the wind, authentic Apfel Maultaschen should use potato dough instead of plain flour.  

COLOMBIA: Arepas Dulces con Manzanas

 

If you’re not much of a baker, this dessert is the perfect deconstruction of any country’s approach to an apple pastry. Arepas are typically a no-nonsense, cornmeal flatbread found throughout Latin America, but Colombia is notorious for its arepa ingenuity. There are dozens of variations that stretch the definition of what a flatbread should be, including a simple addition of sugar and cinnamon that allows you to cling to the culinary safety of the frying pan. Caramelize some apple slices to pile on top of your crispy arepas and they’re ready to enjoy.

What sets it apart: No oven necessary. But you might want to wear sleeves.

 

ITALY: Torta di Mele

Lately, cakes with fruit crusts have been popping up all over Pinterest and dessert blogs with little to no credit given to the Western European countries who’ve been mastering these bad boys for centuries. Italian torte di mele seems like uncovered apple pies at first glance, but beneath the oven-glazed apple slices lies a lemon cake. Its rustic simplicity allows for several variations, but it’s common for recipes from Northern Italy to require more apples due to the region’s plentiful 2,000-year-old apple orchards.

What sets it apart: When people talk about rustic cakes, this is what’s on their mind. 

FRANCE: Gâteau aux Pommes

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This cake is more apple than anything else and is an unapologetic celebration of French flippancy. The measurements vary from person to person, because French chefs just have a sixth sense about how much vanilla extract is too much without using measuring tools. Think of this cake as a torta di mele’s wild sibling: full of enough apple chunks, booze, and sugar to produce the sexiest sugar crash ever invented. Rum is the popular libation of choice, but whiskeys and bourbons round out the recipe just as nicely.

What sets it apart: The breathalyzer you might need afterwards and the overwhelming apple presence.

RUSSIA: Sharlotka

Russia’s thrown its own hat in this fray by way of a super sweet treat that lends its popularity to the simplicity in its preparation. Contributing to the overall sweetness of the sharlotka is the tale behind its name’s inception: as the story goes, the inventing baker named it after Charlotte, the name of the woman he was smitten by. Aaaaand the crowd goes ‘awwwww.’

What sets it apart: Think of the sharlotka as the glorious offspring of an apple pie and apple cake.