KFC and the $10 Challenge

November 4, 2008 at 8:54 pm 2 comments

KFC would like us to believe that you can’t make their fried chicken meal for less than $10.

I wanted to post about this awhile ago, after I first saw the ridiculous commercial, but I couldn’t find it on YouTube at the time. Grist writer Kurt Michael Friese sums it up well when he writes, “When it comes to food, America has been sold a bill of goods.” And how.

Friese takes KFC’s $10 challenge. He went to a local independent grocery store and bought hormone-free chicken. Though he typically buys chicken that is also organic, free-range, and local, the chicken he bought was a far better alternative to the chickens KFC serves up. The KFC meal was $10.58, which included Iowa state taxes. He made the same meal (chicken, four biscuits, mashed potatoes, and gravy) for $7.94. Using more organic ingredients ran $10.62. He includes the recipes he used in his article.

Friese does note that it takes more time than a fast food drive-through. But instead of watching Survivor: Season 57, wouldn’t our time be better spent making a tastier, healthier (and less-expensive meal) for our family? I can’t think of anything more satisfying than having a kitchen full of people, preparing a homemade family dinner.

Even KFC can’t put a price tag on that one.


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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Marianne  |  May 6, 2009 at 8:37 pm

    Wow. Our blogs have the same name. My husband and I’s has been out of commission for a while but I try to post sporadically. You have a great blog!

  • 2. Frugal Babe  |  August 12, 2009 at 2:13 am

    So glad to see that you have a blog! And it’s making me hungry to browse around here 🙂 I agree completely about the KFC thing – first of all, I wouldn’t want to eat whatever’s in their bucket in the first place, and I KNOW I can make a great meal for ten bucks.


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