KFC fans hate chain's new fries and say they are WORSE than their old ones

The fried chicken chain swapped its skinny fries for rustic-looking skin-on chips this month after admitting its old ones were "letting them down".

But fans aren't convinced by the new-look 99p fries with some customers on Twitter saying they're even worse than the old skinny chips, which they didn't like either.

One diner gave them "3/10" and called them "shocking," while another said: "Who knew KFC fries could get any worse… These new chunky ones taste like micro chips."

Not everyone hates the new fries though.

A KFC spokesman said the chain had been "blown away" by the feedback on its new chips.

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In response to criticism on Twitter, KFC's customer care Twitter account wrote: "Honestly, our old fries were letting us down. These new fries are the result of feedback.

"We have the best chicken in the world, we need the best fries too."

Hazell White, loyalty manager at KFC UK & Ireland, added: "We’ve been blown away by the response we’ve had to our new fries – it’s a dream come true."

The Sun has asked KFC for further comment.

KFC changed the recipe after admitting its old recipe wasn't good enough.

It said it had been inspired by a diner called Charlie Burness, who went to KFC for her mother's birthday four years ago but afterwards the family agreed the restaurant's chips had let them down.

Last month, the fast food chain got in touch with Charlie to ask if they could pay Twitter to promote her tweet.

It was planning to change the recipe of its chips to now sell thicker, rustic fries with the skins left on – and they saw her tweet as a chance to reveal why.

It tested out its new rustic chips on the public for more than a year.

You can try the new fries for yourself free of charge tomorrow as KFC will be giving away portions for Black Friday.

Meanwhile KFC launched its Christmas advert last week, which had some fans in tears of laughter.

KFC has more than 900 branches in the UK. You can find your nearest store using its branch finder tool.

Finger Lickin' Facts About KFC

  • KFC’s chicken on the bone comes from farms in the United Kingdom and Ireland. There’s over 500 of them, and every single one is Red Tractor assured.
  • There’s only one secret KFC won’t share and that’s Colonel Sanders’ Secret Recipe. The blend of herbs and spices is a secret that only a few people in the world know. The 11 herbs and spices are sourced from specific regions around the world to ensure that it remains a secret. It is locked away in a vault in Louisville, Kentucky.
  • KFC sells around 14 million pieces of chicken a week, that’s approximately 700 million pieces a year.
  • KFC sells about 134 million Chicken Wings a year, making wings the UK’s favourite KFC pick.
  • KFC came to Britain in 1965, with the first restaurant opening in Preston, Lancashire, and there are now nearly 900 restaurants across the UK with 24,000 employees.
  • About 280 million portions of KFC fries are sold every year, which is equivalent to half a billion potatoes and would fill 80 Olympic sized swimming pools.


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