KFC darn near broke the Internet last week when it unveiled two flavors of edible nail polish. Consumers in Hong Kong were encouraged to lick their fingernails and get a tangy taste of chicken. Really.
It was a legitimate product, used to promote KFC's "Finger Lickin' Good" campaign. But it was also fleeting.
Contrary to what you might have read, a spokeswoman with Ogilvy & Mather says the company has no plans to produce more nail polish -- not in Hong Kong and not in the United States. The clever marketing scheme was simply used for a media launch event in limited-edition style. People in Hong Kong can vote for their favorite flavor -- original or hot & spicy -- but it likely won't be on store shelves soon. Or ever.
Also, an odd fact: Because it's made with perishable ingredients -- "KFC's 11 secret herbs and spices mix," says a press release -- it only lasts in the fridge for 5 days. So since the New York Times wrote about the chicken-flavored nail polish on May 5, most of the finger-lickin' samples are now expired.