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KFC’s nail polish is finger-lickin’ good


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These nails look good, but how do they taste? In China, KFC is promoting lickable nail polish.

In the United States, KFC diners will just have to be content with licking the chicken grease off their fingers in order to get the same effect their counterparts in Hong Kong can get by polishing their nails with KFC’s latest promotion: chicken-flavored nail polish. The limited-edition “polish,” which is really more sauce than varnish, comes in two colors and flavors—red for hot & spicy and pinkish-beige as original. Don’t expect to see the polish applied in the U.S.; it’s purely a promotion for the Asian market, whose youth thrives on innovation. “The response has been phenomenal,” Anna Mugglestone, marketing and communications director for Ogilvy & Mather in Hong Kong, the firm responsible for the idea, wrote in an email. “We were a No. 1 trending topic on Twitter” the week of May 2. No word on any other beauty products KFC is working on, but we’re betting on The Colonel’s corn kernel gold crowns for teeth (watch out, Burger King) or buttermilk biscuit bun inserts for flat derrieres. Once KFC spins off its China division by the end of the year as expected, it can concentrate on getting more Americans to polish off more buckets of its fried chicken.

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