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Yum or yuck? KFC now serving deep-fried soup

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If you thought the Double Decker was the best deep-fried decadence Kentucky Fried Chicken had to offer, think again.

(Image: KFC Japan/via RocketNews24)

In Japan, guinea pigs customers at KFC can now order fried soup off the menu:

One of the current darlings of the Japanese palate is the creamy soup corn potage. A common fixture in Japanese cafes, its popularity exploded when popular popsicle brand Gari Gari-kun expanded its lineup to include a corn potage flavor, which went on to become such a huge hit stores couldn’t keep it in stock.

But while Gari Gari-kun’s parent company hit upon the idea of freezing the soup, KFC Japan has chosen to run in completely the opposite direction, and will be releasing a deep-fried corn potage fritter next month.

We bread the corn potage and cook it to a crisp,” explains the fast food giant, making their deep-fried sorcery sound like the most natural thing in the world. While we won’t be able to say for sure until we’ve taste-tested it, we can’t imagine the corn potage fritter, which KFC claims stays soft and creamy on the inside, being anything less than mouth-wateringly glorious.

Aside from simple gluttony, KFC cites the autobiography of founder Colonel Sanders as an inspiration for their new creation. The Colonel’s autobiography contains a recipe for potato bacon fritters, which KFC Japan started from and tweaked in developing its corn potage variant.

What say you -- yum or yuck?

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