The Philippines have, as a nation, made great contributions to fast food. Yes, other than Jollibee. KFC’s outposts in that country have brought magical things into being, such as the Cheesy Bacon Fest that wasn’t really a festival, but cheese and bacon slathered on regular menu items. Now they’re doing even more with fried chicken coated with cheese. Yes.
Well, let’s back up a little. The fried chicken isn’t breaded with cheese, exactly. Instead of standard breading, it’s coated with crumbs of Clover Chips, a snack made from tapioca flour that comes in a variety of flavors. One of them is cheese.
A commercial for Crispy Cheese Chicken shows someone pumping what looks like nacho cheese on the chicken, but turns out to be only “country gravy.”
However, our snack pals over at Brand Eating point out that Clover Chips also come in barbecue and ham and cheese flavor, so those could be possible alternate flavors. KFC is part of Yum Brands, just like Doritos and Taco Bell, a corporate alliance that brought us Doritos Locos Tacos.
That brings us to the inevitable question: