2015 strange food ideas

2015 is coming to a close but it was definitely a strange year for food companies and their ideas.

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KFC Double Down Dog
double-dog-header Have you ever had a hot dog and thought, “this hot dog would taste great inside a bun made of fried chicken!” Well, congratulations, you are definitely American, and KFC (Kentucky Fried Chicken) has answered your prayers (praise Colonel Sanders). This was released pre-Superbowl to boost sales, which worked very well for marketing.

Burger King Black Buns
BurgerKing_BlackBuns15 This monstrosity is fitting -due to it being for Halloween – it is called the “A.1. Halloween Whopper Sandwich with A.1. flavor baked into the the black bun.” The sandwich was made to fit the dark spirit of Halloween without looking burnt. The marketing ploy seemed to creep out most of the customers; also, the ones that did brave the look and try it seemed to have strange side-effects – in the form of green poop. This side effect was later determined to be from the large amount of food coloring added to the buns, it did not have any other effects.

Burger King Chicken Fries

chickenfry-product Chicken Fries have been on and off of the Burger King menu for the last ten years. This product was intended to be targeted towards adults for convenience food. The reintroduction of the product turned out to be a positive influence on the companies numbers this time around, however.

Lays Southern Biscuits and Gravy Chips (and other flavors)

Lays-DUAF-Cover Fritolay held a competition earlier this year called the “Do Us A Flavor” Contest, where fans submitted their location and a flavor that is inspired by the location. The winning contestants would not only get the flavor on the market to enjoy but also a cash prize. The finalist of the competition were: West Coast Truffle Fries, New York Reuben, Greektown Gyro; with Southern Biscuits and Gravy ultimately winning the competition.

Doritos Roulette
co2fe2eynveb6xzbwqat Dorito Roulette is a reason to have trust issues. All of the chips look the same, like cheesy nacho – however, there are a few chips located within the bag that are “Ultra-Spicy.” This is a clever idea, although, many are not a fan of the roulette aspect, resulting in these chips being banned in several schools.

Pizza Hut “Hot Dog Bites”
o-PIZZA-570 Hot dogs seem to seriously need a makeover this year. Pizza Hut decided to fill their crusts with tiny pigs in a blanket and added a side of mustard to dip the crust pieces in. The concept is a cool one, the execution not so well – most customers agreed that it was too salty and greasy.

Pizza Hut Triple-Treat Box
triple-treat Pizza Hut knows how to deliver for the holidays with their “Triple-Treat Box.” This is a lot of food, including: Two medium one-topping pizzas, an order of bread sticks and a Hershey’s ultimate chocolate chip cookie. This is a lot of food and only $19.99, I recommend getting this for a full family or group. Pizza Hut really is giving this holiday season.

Taco Bell Grilled Stuft Nacho
Taco-Bell-Grilled-Stuft-Nacho The concept of this product is to eat nachos on the go. It includes: a grilled flour tortilla, filled with beef, jalapeno sauce, sour cream, nacho cheese sauce and red tortilla strips. The product is cheap and portable and only for a limited time.

 

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