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Black Fried Chicken From Japan Looks Hauntingly Delicious

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This was a pretty big year for the humble fried chicken: Troves of restaurants began creating their variations of Nashville Hot Chicken, we saw fried chicken ramen, and even fried chicken apparel. We also discovered that the beloved dish was the key to unlocking social media success.

Well, as the year draws to a close, we discover the haunting beauty of black fried chicken.

SoraNews reports that convenience store chain Lawson in Japan has created a unique fried chicken item. Known best for their Karaage-kun, bite-sized fried chicken, Lawsons recently introduced a new flavor to their stores: black hole.

It seems the new flavor is thanks to a promotion with a popular anime/manga called Space Brothers, hence the black hole branding.

The fried chicken itself comes in boneless, bite-sized pieces that feature a jet-black exterior. This was achieved through a combination of bamboo charcoal, squid ink, and black pepper.

Despite looking kind of sus, SoraNews reports that the fried snack actually tastes really good. Unfortunately, it will only be in Japan for a limited time. Fried chicken aficionados who happen to be in the country this time of the year, be sure to give it a shot.

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Fast Food

Dunkin’ Donuts Thailand Has All-Black Chocolate-Flavored Donuts


We’ve already seen McDonald’s all-black burgers, Vegas Premium’s 12-inch all-black hot dog and Aya Cemani’s all-black cock (chicken). This time around, Dunkin’ Donuts Thailand is rolling out a line of 27 inky (obsidian, raven, stygian) donuts guaranteed to make your inner 3m0-g0tH-ch1ld squee (you know, on the inside).


From Charcoal-Choco-Chili to Charcoal Blue Mint to Charcoal Banoffee (banana toffee), Dunkin’s take on the monochromatic food trend definitely sounds tastier than anything we’ve seen in the past. According to Rocket News, “these doughnuts took a year in the making as Dunkin’ Donuts carefully selected what they thought were the best combination of ingredients.”


For anyone still feeling a little squeamish (these things do look kinda dead after all), rest assured: the charcoal doesn’t affect the donuts’ taste at all. So you can indulge your morbid sweet tooth with all the comfort that your non-charcoal eating tastebuds can handle. Suh-weet.

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