From edible nail polish to McChoco Potatoes: 8 bizarre creations by fast food chains

McDonald's 18-karat gold Chicken McNugget
McDonald's 18-karat gold Chicken McNuggetPHOTO: SCREENGRAB FROM YOUTUBE

Fast food giants around the world are always coming up with new and innovative products in an attempt to win over our hearts and taste buds.

International fast food chain KFC in India recently released a limited-edition meal box called Watt A Box.

The 149 rupees (S$3) box has a built-in power bank which enables patrons to conveniently charge their phones while chomping on KFC's fried chicken.

The Watt A Box is just one of the weird and wacky concoctions whipped up by fast food chains.

Here are eight other outrageous creations.

1. Japan: McDonald's 18-karat gold Chicken McNugget

McDonald's chicken nuggets are great but an 18-karat gold Chicken McNugget is even better.

McDonald's Japan is holding a contest between June 8 and 28, where one lucky winner will walk away with an 18-karat gold chicken McNugget valued at around US$2,000 (S$2674.70).

Participants will have to hunt down a villain known as "Kaito Nuggets", translated as "Phantom Thief Nuggets", and post his whereabouts on social media.

This contest was launched to introduce two of Japan's new dipping sauces, Fruits Curry Sauce and Creamy Cheddar Cheese Sauce, The Huffington Post reported.

2. Hong Kong: KFC's edible nail polish

For fans who cannot seem to keep their hands off the the colonel's fried chicken, KFC's new edible nail polish offers a truly "finger lickin' good" experience at your fingertips.

The launch of KFC Hong Kong's new marketing campaign in 2016 features new edible nail polish in two popular flavours - Original and Hot and Spicy.

The nail polish was created to "remind the younger generation of the great taste and good times the brand stands for", says marketing and communications director for Hong Kong's Ogilvy & Mather Group Anna Mugglestone, according to The New York Times.

The Wall Street Journal reported that KFC is not planning to make this product available to the public yet and hasonly 300 to 500 limited-edition bottles.

3. Singapore: Pizza Hut's Double Sensation Pizza

A pizza within a pizza?

Pizza Hut Singapore definitely raised the bar when it released this creation dubbed the "Double Sensation" pizza in 2012.

 

The outer crust was filled with three types of cheese - mozzarella, parmesan, and cheddar - with turkey ham, bell peppers, mushrooms and salsa sauce sprinkled all over.

The inner crust was stuffed with cheese and chicken sausage and complemented with pepper Alfredo sauce, zucchini and smoked chicken, website Business Insider reported.

The "Double Sensation" pizza cost $26.50 for a regular 10" and $33.50 for a large 13" and was available only during the Christmas season in December.

4. Britain: KFC's edible coffee cups


KFC's edible coffee cups. PHOTO: TWITTER/@SOPHIAAR

For those who want their coffee with a bit of "bite", KFC's edible coffee cups will let you snack while you drink.

Launched in Britain in 2015, this "Scoff-ee Cup" is made from biscuit, wrapped in sugar paper and lined with a layer of sweet white chocolate, making it all entirely edible, according to UK newspaper Metro.

These cups are even infused with a variety of aromas such as Coconut Sun Cream, Freshly Cut Grass and Wild Flowers, so you get more than just the smell of coffee when you get your caffeine fix.

5. Japan: McDonald's McChoco Potatoes

In 2016, McDonald's released an unexpected sweet and salty treat in Japan which was only available till around mid-February.

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Dubbed McChoco Potatoes, the 330 yen (S$4.22) snack comprises of crispy french fries with milk and white chocolate syrup drizzled all over.

McDonald's said on its website: "Customers will find McChoco Potatoes enjoyable for different occasions, as it also makes for a great dessert. The combination creates a wonderful salty and sweet harmonious taste," reported the British online newspaper The Independent.

6. Middle East: Pizza Hut's Kit Kat Pops

The combination of Kit Kat with pizza dough sounds unlikely, but Pizza Hut actually created a snack known as Kit Kat Pops in the Middle East.

Featuring Kit Kat chocolate bars wrapped in pizza dough, these Kit Kat Pops even had a promotional video released in 2012 with the caption: "Want to have a break? Have sweet cravings? We have got the treat for you - the new KitKat Pops."

7. Philippines: KFC's Double Down Dog


KFC's Double Down Dog. PHOTO: TWITTER/@UNCLECHAPS

What do you get when you take a hot dog, drizzle it with cheese sauce and wrap it in a fried chicken bun?

You get the KFC's Double Down Dog, which went on the menu in the Philippines in 2015.

A meat lover's dream, the Double Down Dog was sold in various KFC stores in the Philippines from Jan 26 to 27, with limited 50 pieces available daily, according to a Facebook post by the fried chicken company.

8. United States: McDonald's McLobster

The McLobster, first launched in 1993 according to website The Daily Meal, is a luxurious treat featuring a toasted roll filled with North Atlantic lobster meat and complemented with lettuce and mayonnaise.

The McLobster was released again in 2016 priced at US$8.99 (S$11.99) and available at more than 600 New England and Albany, New York outlets from June 20 to mid-August, The Daily Meal reported.

Sources: The Huffington Post, The New York Times, Business Insider, Metro, The Independent, The Daily Meal, The Wall Street Journal