Not long ago, we heard about the very unlikely collaboration between KFC and Chinese smartphone maker, Huawei, teaming up to come up with KFC’s very own smartphone that came in a striking red colour, featuring Colonel Sanders on its back. Well, that was only just the beginning.
In a bid to promote their Zinger chicken sandwich, KFC made a video announcement that they are launching their Zinger chicken sandwich into space, stating that “their entire marketing campaign depends on it”. While we are not sure if they are really going through with the plan, it probably explains why their latest project includes many space-inspired items in their fashion and home décor collection that is available now at KFC Ltd.
That’s right, KFC created an apparel and home goods line to go with their finger lickin’ good chicken. And we must say, they do look super cute! From socks printed with fried chicken drumlets all over, to a pack of adorable Kentucky fried enamel pins, and to a bright orange sweatshirt that says “Fried Chicken USA”, we didn’t know KFC had a thing for fashion. And can we talk about their Zinger 1 Mission Patches? It’s literally their Zinger burger in a transparent capsule launching into space embroidered on a red-rimmed patch. It will totally be a cute addition to any bomber jacket or denim backpack that will get your friends talking.
Their most expensive item on the site? You’re so not ready for this. It’s US$20,000. Only a true Zinger fan will actually purchase it (or not). The one-of-a-kind Zinger Meteorite is made from a real meteorite from space that has been through the harsh elements and then later sculpted by three artists to transform it to the hamburger it is now. The meteorite looks pretty legit and the details are quite on point too. But is there a huge fan out there who is actually game enough to purchase it? We’re talking about exchanging 20K for a non-edible meteorite burger…
Other items include picture frames of a bucket of fried chicken and Colonel Sanders, a Zinger wrapper blanket and a pillowcase. In addition, for every item listed on the site, there is a step-by-step manual on how you can make the items the hard way created by the witty marketing team.
To our surprise, the collection is actually doing well with almost half of the items on sale already sold out. So you better hurry if you want to join in the fun. Sadly, it seems like the collection is only available in the US, so a parcel forwarding service might have to be employed.
KFC Ltd Apparel and Home Goods, US$1 for a “World’s No.1 Chicken Salesman” T-shirt to US$20,000 for a Zinger Meteorite (we’re not even sure if KFC is trolling everyone), available now at kfclimited.com.