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Some things in life you shouldn't question. One of those things is the existence of KFC Edible Nail Polish in two flavors: spicy and original recipe.
Here's the press release that landed in Racked's inbox announcing KFC Hong Kong's entrance into the beauty world, copied and pasted verbatim:
In line with its spirit of innovation, KFC Hong Kong unveils their new 'Finger Lickin' Good Edible Nail Polish' range, keeping the brand literally at their customers' fingertips while savoring their delicious signature chicken.
This limited edition edible nail polish was created as a tribute to the world famous "It's Finger Lickin' Good" slogan.
KFC's signature flavors - Original Recipe and Hot & Spicy - have been carefully formulated from natural ingredients into edible nail polish and packaged in a stylish glass bottle and minimal box with over gloss details to appeal to young consumers' love of food and fashion. Simply apply and dry like regular nail polish and then lick - again and again and again to taste why the world's favourite chicken is Finger Lickin' Good.
While reading this, I had to wonder if this was a very late April Fools' joke. AdWeek had a similar thought. But no, it's very real.
AdWeek reports that KFC worked with McCormick to infuse KFC's secret spice blend into a nail polish, and there's going to be a vote in Hong Kong to determine what flavor will go into mass production.
Will this product make it to the States? Is it 5-free? You're actually ingesting it?
Here's a music video for the nail polish that explains nothing and everything: