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Okay, there was no way I wasn't going to post a link to this.<br><br><br><br>
This is by Dan Neil, who writes a column for West, the LA Times Sunday Magazine. It's a hilarious and scathing review of the new KFC Famous Bowl, as well as a commentary on Fast Food in general.<br><br><br><br>
Please note that you have to register with the LA Times online in order to read the entire thing, but it's free and I suggest you do so, because it's well worth it to read this particular column.<br><br><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">800 WORDS<br><br>
The Verdict: Oink<br><br>
Dan Neil<br><br>
July 16, 2006<br><br><br><br>
As we consider the worst fast-food offering ever, let us begin with the artifact itself: KFC's new Famous Bowls product consists of a plastic tub of mashed potatoes or rice, topped with yellow corn, fried chicken nuggets, gravy and three varieties of grated cheese. All in one container, all to be consumed as a single homogenous mass, spork after spork of undifferentiated food matter. And there it sits on my desk, a steaming, sweating pound of food goo that I purchased at a drive-in window (more anonymous that way) for $3.99. Let me tell you, it's one thing to muse upon the Famous Bowls in a detached, ne'er-shall-pass-my-lips sort of way. Quite another to address the product, spork in hand.<br><br><br><br>
And now, in the interests of participatory journalism, I take a bite. Hmmm. Uh-huh. OK. It's like throwing up in reverse.</div>
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<br><br><br><a href="http://www.latimes.com/features/magazine/west/la-tm-neil29jul16,1,5715750.story?coll=la-headlines-west" target="_blank">http://www.latimes.com/features/maga...headlines-west</a>
 

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Wow... love this:<br><br><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">One KFC marketing exec, in a moment of linguistic clarity I'll bet he wishes he had back, is quoted as saying the meals are directed at "heavy fast-food users." Never was the connection between fast food and addictive drugs made more explicit.</div>
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Great article, thanks for posting Amy. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Someone should get Mr. Neil a dictionary because "stuff, different stuff and other different stuff" by definition is <b>hetero</b>genous
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>veggiejanie</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Wow... love this:</div>
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Someone should also get Mr. Neil a copy of Supersize Me. Wow, this guy did his research. McDonalds has used the "user" terminology for years. In fact, all corporations use terminology in internal communications that sounds weird to people who don't work there.
 

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That is pure gluttony. Ugh.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Poppy</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
That is pure gluttony. Ugh.</div>
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And it has all of 690 calories.<br><br><br><br>
You said you like riblets in another thread. A riblet is 230 calories and a hogie roll is about 400. If you have anything on the side you are over 690. I fail to see the difference.
 

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Good point Tess - it's good to see someone else sees what we do. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/laugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lol:">
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>veggiejanie</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Wow... love this:</div>
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Haha, I had actually copied that very sentence to quote and admire! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/laugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lol:"><br><br><br><br>
Great minds... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/rockon.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":rockon:">
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>chiaraluna</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Haha, I had actually copied that very sentence to quote and admire! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/laugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lol:"><br><br><br><br>
Great minds... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/rockon.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":rockon:"></div>
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<br><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/kiss.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":kiss:"> We're just a couple of smarties, aren't we?
 

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I was thinking "nerds."<br><br><br><br>
Potato, po-tah-to... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)">
 

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<a href="http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&ct=us/0-0&fp=44ba4b526cf61193&ei=9bC6RO6-HM3caJDA_LAE&url=http%3A//www.latimes.com/features/printedition/magazine/la-tm-neil29jul16%2C1%2C1522639.story%3Fcoll%3Dla-headlines-magazine&cid=0" target="_blank">http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t...magazine&cid=0</a><br><br><br><br>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>chiaraluna</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I was thinking "nerds."<br><br><br><br>
Potato, po-tah-to... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)"></div>
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<br><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> Either way, we're smart enough to not touch a nasty bowl like the KFC thing.<br><br><br><br>
I dont know if I could've eaten that when I was omni. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/spew.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":spew:">
 

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My mom (not veggie) and I both thought this was a joke when we first heard of it. I think "throwing up in reverse" is a good way to describe this.
 

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My brother had one of those bowls last night. He hardly eats fast food and wanted to try it. He said it was good.<br><br><br><br>
I remember hearing about these when they first came out and thought it was kind of strange. But lots of people have mixed corn or other veggies with mashed potatoes. What's the big deal? Then I saw the little bowl (it was a lot smaller than I thought it would be) last night and it didn't look so bad; actually smelled kind of good. -shrug-
 

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I probably would have eaten it as an omni... I like shepherd's pie a lot and that's the same concept.<br><br><br><br>
The fact that it's targeted toward fast food junkies is still interesting and mildly amusing.
 

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One part that caught my eye (I don't know why,) was that the Mickey D's dollar menu is targeted towards teens and minorities. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/huh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":confused:"> I can understand teens, maybe; But I figured it was targeted towards broke folks in general. Minorities?
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>raw jess</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
One part that caught my eye (I don't know why,) was that the Mickey D's dollar menu is targeted towards teens and minorities. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/huh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":confused:"> I can understand teens, maybe; But I figured it was targeted towards broke folks in general. Minorities?</div>
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minorities have lower incomes, on balance<br><br><br><br>
lots of products are targeted to minorities, come on
 

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<a href="http://www.gardenburger.com/products/products-bbqchik.shtml" target="_blank">http://www.gardenburger.com/products...-bbqchik.shtml</a><br><br><br><br>
click "product information"<br><br><br><br>
If your package actually says 160 and you weren't just making a bold guess than the third party site was right then gardenburger should clarify which information is correct.<br><br><br><br>
690 calories is appropriate for an adult for one meal. The KFC bowl has vegetables, protein and carbs. A riblet and a roll has only two of those. Add a side and the calories are comparable.
 
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