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Simply Wrong Food: The KFC Mashed Potato Bowl

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Bowls are all the rage right now; it seems like every fast food joint has some kind of bowl. There are even weird-ass breakfast bowls. If we can't pop it, dip it or wrap it, goddammit, we're gonna put it in a bowl!

The KFC bowl almost sorta kinda works. The mashed potatoes and gravy are the standard, then the addition of corn is OK; a lot of people mix their corn into their mashed potatoes. Then little crispy fried nuggets are on top to make the whole thing supergreasy and leave you with that horrible fat hangover. Unfortunately they didn't have the Biscuit Bowl at my KFC, which uses a white gravy and crams a big, fluffy biscuit in.

Where KFC really goes wrong here is by topping the whole thing off with a three-cheese blend. Really? Cheese? Only French-Canadians have ever dared to mix gravy and cheese. Has our society really sunk that low? Is this the decline of Western civilization Penelope Spheeris has been warning us about?