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Do You Think KFC's Famous Bowls Are Disgusting?

Do You Think KFC's Famous Bowls Are Disgusting?

Before comedian Patton Oswalt voiced Remy, the rat in Ratatouille, his biggest contribution to the food world was a shtick about KFC's Famous Bowls. In his routine, he would often refer to the bowls as a "failure pile in a sadness bowl." Although the bit of stand-up even found its way onto Late Night With Conan O'Brien, it turns out that it was all just for show; Oswalt had never actually tasted one of the famous bowls.

To make things right, The Onion's A.V. Club asked him to taste test one. I was expecting the article to become a, "What do you know? They're not that bad after all!" sort of an article, but it didn't. In the end Oswalt can now rightfully hate on the Famous Bowl. In fact he sums it all up into one delicate sentence, "It's goddamn horrible, this Famous Bowl."

So what do you think? Do you agree with him — you should read the whole piece it's pretty fun — or do you think he's full of it?

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Giasbash6260 Giasbash6260 8 years
Not only does that picture LOOK nasty, it IS NASTY for your health! So at least it is gross enough to pass up! - You are doing yourself a favor!
desertbanshee desertbanshee 8 years
I would never try one because I would NEVER eat at KFC. NEVER.
shannonkay shannonkay 8 years
I think they're surprisingly good, but I'm a food mixer. I've never finished it all at once mind you, I always have half left over. I always mix my potatoes and gravy up with my corn on Thanksgiving anyway, so it wasn't a big leap.
AMP AMP 8 years
Never had one, and probably never will. They look nasty!
liltandweave liltandweave 8 years
If they were made with real mashed potatoes, they might be passable junk food. However, I can't deal with fake mashed potatoes... nasty.
Schaianne Schaianne 8 years
Yeah, they're disgusting. I don't like KFC, anyway.
GrapeBubbleGum GrapeBubbleGum 8 years
never had one and never will...they look so nasty. I don't like fast food in general, especially KFC. it's so greasy and gross. Plus, I hate mixing my food up like that.
chynablue chynablue 8 years
I hate KFC. Their food is unhealthy and they are mean to their chickens.
jtabithapeng jtabithapeng 8 years
They're okay..my boyfriend loves them and even makes his own. Yuck! He even puts extra butter in it.
serendipidy serendipidy 8 years
I think they are pretty disgusting seeing as how KFC kill the chickens!! Look on the PETA site!!
dootsie dootsie 8 years
Seriously, we made fun of kids who put that crap together in grade school. It's pig slop!
BRANDYNICOLE730 BRANDYNICOLE730 8 years
I took the idea home and make my own every once in a blue moon. I figure if you make it yourself, you know what is actually going into it, and you can substitute healthier items, like non-fried chicken breast, it's better. My bf loves side dishes and usually mixes them all together when he eats them, so this type of thing is perfect for him.
sushiii sushiii 8 years
My friends made me try it for the first time when we went downtown the other day. It's good, but I wouldn't buy it again. I prefer spending my money on another meal that's more delicious.
bibelot bibelot 8 years
KFC's food is nasty! If I really want fried chicken (or mashed potatoes & gravy...or yummy roasted corn), then I'll fire up the stove and make it myself. The food I make will be much healthier, with zero chemicals and preservatives in it, and REAL flavor to boot. Harrumph!
Neuroticone Neuroticone 8 years
There is no way i would eat one of those. Its just so wrong on so many levels.
Purple-Damsel02 Purple-Damsel02 8 years
I haven't/won't ever try this... and I agree with some others on my food touching. I can NOT stand it. AND I have to eat each side seperately. I can't go around the plate randomly. lol.
GibsonGIrl GibsonGIrl 8 years
no thanks!
Carri Carri 8 years
KFC grosses me out!
marthalilian126 marthalilian126 8 years
I definitely found his bit to be funny...but I also love those bowls. They're definitely one of my top comfort foods. Unhealthy, I know, but absolutely delicious.
em1282 em1282 8 years
Love the article. What's funny is that taken separately (and maybe not from KFC) the food sounds good--chicken, mashed potatoes, corn. Maybe if you made your own (and I'm guessing more healthy) 'bowl' it would taste better.
CJaneTyp CJaneTyp 8 years
This bowl is like the poster child for why there is a problem with obesity. I've never had one but I imagine you can't taste all the different components for what they are, so what is the point of even piling them all in there?
colormesticky colormesticky 8 years
With extra gravy and no chicken, it's really good. Just potatoes & gravy, cheese, and corn. :feedme:
krazykarot krazykarot 8 years
haha that article made me laugh so hard. I have some guy friends who LOVE that shit. And they convinced me to eat one once with them... lets just say it is completely disgusting while sober. However, if you are drunk or severely hungover, then it's just perfect and what you might crave even.
Dollylo Dollylo 8 years
KFC's food is the most horrible food I've ever eat, no matter which meal! :barf:
alikat07 alikat07 8 years
I haven't tried them, but they look disgusting. I just think why?
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