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KFC Plans To Test Faux Chicken In Ireland & The UK

KFC has announced plans to test a faux version of its famous chicken with Irish and UK consumers later this year.

If the product is a hit with the public, it could launch as a regular on the menu in 2019. Some sources are stating that the test will be conducted in just the UK, while others are claiming the locations will be Ireland and the UK.

Vegan Éire has reached out to KFC Ireland to clarify.

According to an article in USA Today, KFC is aiming its faux meat at customers who want to reduce calorie consumption, rather than animal-rights activists (despite the fact that veganism – a moral belief – has risen in the UK by 700% in just two years).

The faux chicken – which is being billed as “a vegetarian option” – is part of a plan to reduce calories by 20% per serving by 2025.

Research firm NPD Group has stated that approximately 14% of US consumers (43 million people) regularly use plant-based alternatives like almond milk, tofu and veggie burgers instead of traditional foods, even though 86% said they don’t consider themselves vegetarian or vegan

Ultimately, the less animals that are exploited and eaten, the better.

Image: Gordon Griffiths. CC BY-SA 2.0. Cropped.


  1. Is anyone actually happy to see this, not someone who has reseached the KFC company, not only are thier chickens raised and breed by themselves in horrific conditions but they’re no longer allowed to classify them as chickens because there so genetically modified. Keeping in mind that their recipes are as highly secure as a nuclear weapons information.
    Great more veggie alternatives are available but we should be striving for a healthy vegetarian diet and not one soaked in gm oil


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