Normally, my relationship with fast-food drive-thru cuisine is pretty healthy.
I don’t eat it.
Mostly. Except for succumbing occasionally to a particularly potent advertising campaign, like that thing Wendy’s has that tops burgers with cheese sauce, bacon and jalapenos. I can’t be the only guy that hears myself talking in Homer Simpson’s voice at the drive-thru speaker.
The occasional ceremonial sampling is typically followed by the traditional burying of the wrappers in a shallow grave down by the river, tears of shame trickling down my cheeks.
So it was with interest that I observed the outstanding response that KFC’s Famous Bowl has received. If you haven’t had the pleasure, let’s define the term: the Famous Bowl contains mashed potatoes, buttery corn, deep-fried popcorn chicken chunks, and a slick of KFC gravy.
But wait, there’s more – a generous handful of shredded cheese destined to melt over the entire gloriously shiny landscape.
Oddly enough, the idea for the Famous Bowl came from Jared Fishbein, listed on the KFC’s corporate organizational chart as “Vice President / Bong rips.”
The Famous Bowl’s caloric density has punctured the fabric of the space-time continuum, sucking in the likes of comic Oswald Patton.
Patton’s take on the dish (YouTube video) – hilarious but Rated R for language – has been shared with audiences for a year.
But even better was Patton’s review of an actual Famous Bowl encounter for The Onion’s AV Club.
It begins this way:
I am writing this under appreciable mental strain, since by tonight, I shall be no more. When you read these hastily scrawled words, you may guess, though never fully realize, why I must have forgetfulness or death.
Check out the rest here.