Here's our verdict on KFC's new chutney burger
- KFC launched the Zinger Chutney Burger in collaboration with Mrs Balls.
- On Thursday, you can order two for the price of one as part of a Valentine's Day special via Uber Eats.
- We gave the burger a try, and our tasters were impressed.
In the spirit of the month of love, KFC has decided to make a move on Mrs Balls. The result is the Zinger Chutney burger.
Curious to see if it was a perfect match, we decided to taste if for ourselves.
The Zinger Chutney Burger meal comes in three different variations.
It can be bought as a single burger for R42.90, a Zinger Meal (that comes with regular chips and a drink) for R59.90 as well as a box meal which includes two zinger wings, large chips and drink for R79.90.
As part of a Valentine's Day special, Uber Eats is offering two of the Zinger Chutney burgers for the price of one until Sunday.
Our tasters were asked to rate the burger on its presentation and taste.
The first thing that was commented on was that the burger is less messy - unlike other sauces, the chutney doesn't run. This makes for a surprisingly neat eating experience.
Most of our testers like the combination of the firm chicken meat and the sweet and sour taste of the chutney.
"It's got a very tangy taste with a bit of a kick which I like," one taster said. The red pepper strips added to the interesting taste, and cut through the sweetness of the chutney.
There was only one dissenter, but he didn't like chutney in general. "Like Valentine's day, I believe this burger should only come once a year," he said.
Our taster thought the new burger is like a "Zinger that went to private school" - an unnecessarily uppity spin on a classic burger.
But most loved the chutney on the burger, and think KFC should offer the Zinger chutney burger all year round - or at least offer Mrs Balls as a condiment on all its burgers.
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