Tuesday, April 15, 2014

It Might Be Worth Going Back to High School for the KFC Chicken Drumstick Corsage

KFC is a contentious topic in my house. My boyfriend's mom gave up on frying chicken when she spent four hours making the perfect drumsticks for an event, only to be told by attendees that it was "almost as good as KFC". Now, my boyfriend resents the brand as a symbol of the end of homemade fried chicken in his childhood home.

Still, if any of y'all are in high school, you have my blessing in supporting the chicken behemoth because they brilliantly decided to PUT THEIR CHICKEN ON CORSAGES.

Really. Actually. In real life.

Image Source: http://www.kfc.com/corsage/
Purchasers can spend $20 on a corsage kit from a Kentucky-based florist, which comes complete with $5 gift card for a drumstick of their choice. According to the site, choices include "Original Recipe, Extra Crispy or Kentucky Grilled Chicken. Whichever best matches her dress."

Image Source: http://www.nanzandkraft.com/gifts/kfc-chicken-corsage
This is both deeply hilarious and brilliant marketing by KFC, as their measly 100 limited edition corsages have captured media attention and made me want delicious chicken.

Image Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJdUSxFbJbw
The only downside? It's often suggested (note: very unsourced) that corsages were originally intended to 'ward off evil spirits'. If I were an evil spirit, I would definitely follow around the lady with a wrist covered in greasy food.

The full commercial is available here:



Also, just for fun, here's me getting my way less memorable corsage at my junior prom:


Happy prom season, young'uns! Now get off my lawn.

17 comments:

  1. One of the local high school around here is doing a Batman themed prom. I felt extremely compelled to go, and after seeing this, I'm even more tempted. Never you mind that I'm in my mid-twenties. Prom for everyone!

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    1. If I recall correctly, 21 and over people were not allowed at my prom lest they bring in alcohol. You may have to set up your own!

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  2. I was a vegetarian in high school - can I get a soy chicken drumstick for my past self's corsage? With wood for the bone. Because that's extra-creepy.

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    1. I think you'd just get a block of tofu on yours.

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  3. Could you do a bullshit post for Glamglow super mud clearing mask? It is ridiculously overpriced and the main ingredient in it is kaolin which i found out has a negligible effect on the skin! Thanks

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    1. I totally agree that Glamglow is overpriced, but I wouldn't qualify it as "beauty bullshit" since there is evidence of kaolin helping out the skin!

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  4. This is both hilarious and awesome - I just saw it on FB this morning! I cannot stand KFC as a food source, but I am very fond of any giant brand that can honestly take the mickey out of itself. :-D

    Gorgeous prom dress, by the way :-)

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    1. That is a totally new idiom for me. ;)

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  5. I hope this becomes a legitimate trend! Holding out hope...

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    1. Be the change you wish to see in the world.

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  6. Look if/when I get hungry later my date was nice enough to provide a snack until a table at Joe's opens up. This is ingenius.

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    1. To be fair, you could just choose a non-clutch for a purse and stuff it with chocolate.

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  7. Awww, little Robyn was adorable!!

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  8. I saw this on my FB news feed, but I assumed it was from the Onion. I feel a deeply conflicted about the existence of these thingamajigs-- I mean, wouldn't you end up smearing chicken grease all over the back of your date's suit (or worse, rented tux)? On the other hand-- yum!

    Also, who says you can't get a corsage just because you finished high school!? Now that they involves chicken, I think these can become an everyday accessory, right?

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    1. A visually appealing lunch! America's answer to the bento box!

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  9. You looked super gorgeous during your prom! Also, that girl in the video was eating more of the flowers than the actual chicken.

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