Ah yes. Good ‘ole Kentucky Fried Chicken! Part of being responsible wingmen is to try wings whenever the opportunity presents itself. So of course, on our way down to the Cape on a beautiful day, we decided that we had to take on the epitome of fast food fried chicken and check out what Colonel Sanders had to offer. On the menu, there wasn’t much in terms of wings (mostly thighs, drumsticks, & breasts). So we went with the only option available ==> Hot Wings.
Don’t think you can make it down to the Cape? Don’t you worry. Believe it or not, these are not rare breed wings unique to only the Hyannis KFC. You may find these at one of the 17,000 locations worldwide. If you’re lucky, there might even be a Taco Bell attached to it! Heaven does exist.
Flavor: These wings are marinated with chili peppers and spices on the inside before coated with the batter on the outside, giving the wings an innocent, sauceless appearance. When taking a bite out of the wing, it starts off with the generic KFC flavor on the outside and finishes with a spicy kick. Overall, the spicy flavor was not very spicy, but enough to tickle our taste buds.
Size/Texture: As you can tell from the picture taken, the wings were lacking in size. However, the size factor did not affect the texture of the chicken, as KFC really knows how to manufacture cooked chicken parts. We don’t often do fried chicken reviews, but we were fans of the how crispy the outside of the wings were. On top of that, we were glad to find that the inside was decently moist.
Value: The price on these bad boys was $3.99 for 5 and a discount for higher quantities. However, we did not feel that the wings were a great value, considering their small size and the ability for mass production. Please note that prices may vary at other KFC locations.
Overall: For quick and convenient, the Colonel’s secret blend of herbs and spices will do just fine for those craving chicken on the go. Nothing special…but did anyone really expect to find the best wings they’ve ever had?
Final Score: 6/10