Cost Cutting Gone Mad
Every time I turn around, food continues to get less and less real.
Imagine my surprise when in a fit of weakness I turned up at my local KFC (yes, the word chicken is no longer in the name) and they simultaneously handed me honey sauce that is only 7% honey and told me that they were going to soon be offering chickens without bones as an option.
How can a chicken walk around without bones? 😉
Needless to say, that was my last visit to KFC unless I get stranded in an airport somewhere with no other option.
Is the unending quest for corporate profits in the food industry and our own quest for convenience killing us?
I’ll let you draw your own conclusions, but there is no doubt that chain restaurant food is getting less and less real and this is just the latest example of a company crossing the line of decency (in my opinion) in pursuit of profits.
What is your favorite food fail story?
NOTE: While not technically fraud, I bet that if you surveyed 100 people after they consumed honey sauce, that probably 80% of the people would tell you that they just ate honey, not corn syrup with a taste of honey. For what it’s worth.
Stay tuned for more high profile food fails…
P.S. Thanks to Glenn for turning me on to some Far Side humor to the boneless chicken issue.
Image credit: Gary Larson, Just-Ask-Jill.com
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