The Jakarta Post
A netizen posts KFC's new menu on Instagram. (instagram.com/audiliadea/File)
After previously releasing unique menus like fried chicken covered in cheese and chicken with spicy sauce, fast-food chain Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) in Indonesia has recently introduced another brave attempt at creativity: spicy chocolate chicken.
Announced on Wednesday, the limited-edition Chochiks basically features crispy chicken drizzled with spicy chocolate sauce. Customers can order it with rice and a glass of soda or just the chicken. Prices start at Rp 19,000 (US$1.4).
Following the introduction, netizens immediately flocked to the chain's social media accounts to express their opinion on the recent menu.
“It’s getting out of control! Why don’t you just make peppermint-flavored or cocopandan-flavored KFC [menu]?” wrote @JefryGigih on Twitter. Cocopandan is usually a flavor intended for beverages, containing pandan and coconut.
A Twitter user comments on the new menu. (twitter.com/KFCINDONESIA/File)
A Twitter user criticizes KFC for releasing Chochicks. (twitter.com/KFCINDONESIA/File)
“I don’t like chocolate, can I replace it with matcha?” commented @ichatrikusumaa.
“It’s better to make fried chicken with rendang [beef simmered in coconut milk] sauce, it’s more delicious,” wrote @elzr13.
“You’ve gone too far,” said @albarnn.
On Facebook, Christine Budiarto suggested, “If it’s possible, the [chocolate] sauce should be separated from the fried chicken. If it’s not delicious, the [fried] chicken can still be eaten and I can bring the chocolate sauce home, freeze it and savor it as a snack.”
Meanwhile an Instagram user, ellsa97, shared her take on the food, “I already tried it and […] I don’t like it, the chocolate [sauce] is very thick and I couldn’t taste the spices.” (kes)