We generally like to think of ourselves as pretty adventurous when it comes to trying new things, particularly when it comes to food. We were more than game to give Hershey’s state-inspired flavors a go (though we didn’t love the honey-roasted Reese’s Peanut Cups nearly as much as we though we would, truth be told), and we’re practically falling over ourselves to get a taste of The End’s new Merbabe latte. But like anyone, we have our limits, and KFC’s new chicken-flavored chocolate truffles? That’s a hard no.
Teaming up with Kako Chocolates, the chicken go-to is giving its superfans in New Zealand up to 50 boxes of the unexpected treats, which come in either a nutty milk chocolate truffle flavor seasoned with 11 secret chicken spices or a dark chocolate truffle that’s infused with hot and spicy marinade.
And that’s not all they’ve got in store for moms on their big day. The restaurant chain had a whole slew of gifts up its sleeves this year for Mommy dearest, including a fried chicken bouquet and a free romance e-book titled Tender Wings of Desire with a buff-looking Colonel Sanders on its cover.
If you’re baffled that KFC would be taking part in Mother’s Day festivities at all, you should probably know that it’s actually a rather big deal for the restaurant — in fact, Mother’s Day is reportedly its biggest sales day of the year, boasting a jump in revenue by as much as 50 percent.
The company told Eater that it serves as many as 370,000 families for the holiday, equating to — get this — 1.5 million pounds of chicken.
Huh. Who knew!? We’re kinda speechless, TBH, though a particular quote from Forrest Gump comes to mind: “Mama always said, ‘Life was like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re gonna get.’”
Ain’t it the truth!
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