Wednesday, October 24, 2007

KFC: Exposed, And What To Eat There

I've just finished the most physically and mentally demanding task: finishing a portfolio case following a bad case of fever. To celebrate that, lets talk about food.

KFC has now made available the nutrinional value of their menu to the public. It's up on their website and can be found
here. Although I do hope they have it in block letters, displayed smack in the middle of their menu board.

I've done a simple observation. Here is the consensus.

Original Recipe is healthier
than Hot & Spicy. Drumstick is the healthiest choice of chicken parts.
Hot & Spicy thigh meat is the unhealthiest.

People normally eat their chicken by the pieces. So if you have to eat KFC (I'm not implying that you must), pick O.R. Drumstick. it's the healthiest choice. And stop at one, please.

KFC Burgers are not healthy
. It's probably the mayonaise. So don't bother ordering them.

Don't let the size fool you. A small pack of KFC Popcorn Chicken is slightly bigger than a matchbox, but packs 180 kcal. Get something else for the kids.

This is my favourite item on the menu. KFC whipped potato. 60 kcal for a scoop of potato.

Ok. The next item on the menu will BLOW YOUR MIND!

Wait for it.

Wait for it.

Wait for it.

So you think vegetable is healthy?

Check this out.
Tangy Coleslaw. A whopping 150 kcal for a single scoop!! And 14g of fat! That's more fat packed than in a piece of chicken. It's the mayonaise people! We should ban mayonaise!!

In contrast, the KFC Garden Salad is by far the healthiest item on the menu.
30 kcal and 0g (!!) fat, without the Popcorn Chicken bits, without dressing.

So, if you really have to eat in KFC, here's what I suggest you eat:

1 piece of O.R. Drumstick.

1 scoop of Whipped Potato.

1 bowl of Garden Salad, hold the Popcorn Chicken and dressing.

Plain water.

Anything more will land you in the National Heart Institute before you could say artherosclerosis.



Blogger bola2api said...

aaaaah! good one azman!

maybe KFC should consider a healthier mayonaise..

29 October, 2007  
Blogger Abu Soffian said...

Nak makan tu...boleh. Tapi jangan selalu. Training kasi lebih la

29 October, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sekali sekala ok laaa...tapi even active people have to watch out, eh? Too much fat & sugar buat kita lembab, I think.

29 October, 2007  
Blogger Alam Setia said...

Emm... bagus laporan nie

29 October, 2007  
Blogger nurina said...

Read between the KFC-lines,
It looks like 'hot n spicy thigh contains more calories. But haven't we always heard that chicken white meat contains the least calories?
The trick; they only tell you the amounts per piece, but not he difference in grams! A thigh is heavier than a drumstick.....

29 October, 2007  
Blogger Azman said...

Weight-per-weight, chicken breast is actually the healthiest. But since people are preoccupied with numbers, we take chicken by pieces. Then drumstick is the healthiest I think. Of course, I've yet to meet the guy who stops eating the chicken breast after fnishing 3/4 of it. :P

30 October, 2007  
Blogger yipwt said... are right on the nutritional part. But you still see it's damn packed on weekends.

Just dun eat too much of Fast food.

30 October, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You should write a paper on this and get it published. Anyway, I am going to put this article up on the MMR. It will make u famous! :-)

30 October, 2007  
Blogger Azman said...

Doc Jimbo, if it's gonna get people talking, you can do whatever you want with it. Heh heh heh.

30 October, 2007  
Blogger Bullslayer_lee said...

yo bro, you are ultra famous now! how can u think of calories when u eat kfc???? how can? this is a sin!

30 October, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

its a good thing that the nearest KFC from my city is 1 hour away in Budapest. We indulge twice or thrice per year ;D

thanks for info., btw

30 October, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well done bro ...

The Eraser

31 October, 2007  
Blogger Jaja Shah said...

good info. but must also eat kfc laaa, my choice, the breast! ( can make it bigger eh? )

31 October, 2007  
Blogger Unknown said...

susah aa gini..aku baru igt nak belanja ko KFC hujung tahun ko dh cakap gitu..x jadik aa..hahahha

31 October, 2007  
Blogger Azman said...

Dicky: What to do la. We're always pushed to think whaat.

Kris: Three times a year?? I admire your strength!

The Eraser: Next target: McDonald's!

Jaja: Eating breast meat can make WHAT bigger??? Fuhh.. Lepas ni sales breast meat memuncak naik!

Azri: Cakap je lebih. Kita pegi Carls Jr la. Jom. OU memang dekat dengna rumah ko kan.

31 October, 2007  
Blogger k said...

hahah no one eats the coleslaw anyway.
i think 90% of malaysians don't even open the little plastic container.

what about the cheesy wedges? damn those cheesy wedges are good...


31 October, 2007  
Blogger Kirksman said...

It just sucks so bad being a endomorph doesn't it?

01 November, 2007  
Blogger Wendy said...

wah lao...ur name appeared in kenny sia's blog again....

01 November, 2007  
Blogger Azman said...

Kim: I wish that information was made available. But you don't need a calorie meter to know that cheesy wedges is bad. Even looking at it feels guilty.

Kirksie: I feel your pain.

Wendy Intan: What to do liao. Must start charging him already. :P

01 November, 2007  
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