KFC Honey Sauce – It just keeps getting worse

Back on May 13, I posted this article about KFC’s “buttery spread” and “honey sauce,” which are neither butter nor honey. At that time I listed the ingredients on KFC’s honey substitute as:

High fructose corn syrup, sugar, honey, corn syrup, natural flavors, caramel color

However, the only thing that is constant is change, as we well know – at KFC, that change is not for the better. A packet of “honey sauce” that I brought home the other day contains:

High fructose corn syrup, corn syrup, sugar, honey, fructose, contains less than 2% of: caramel color, molasses, water, citric acid, natural and artificial flavor, malic acid.

So they’ve upped the percentage of corn syrup, decreased the percentage of honey (of which there is bound to be precious little in the first place) and added a bunch of other garbage to drive down the cost and make it taste (supposedly) more like the real thing. Given the effort of manufacturing the zombie sweetener, it makes me wonder if it would really be all that more expensive to go back to using the real thing?

The Old Wolf has spoken.


2 responses to “KFC Honey Sauce – It just keeps getting worse

  1. As another bear older than me once said, “The bees are buzzing in their tree, to make their honey just for me”. Sometimes the simple bare necessities ought to be enough. Did I mention honey?

    • There are so many different, wonderful kinds of honey – while living in Austria I became madly addicted to Waldhonig, which one can get here in German specialty shops but which costs an arm and a leg. Which is why I tend to limp.

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