KFC Drowning in Good Ideas JT June 9, 2011 Fast Food, Soft Drinks 6 Comments When I saw the above photo on BuzzFeed, I was jolted by two things. First, that KFC has donated to a diabetes charity by selling liquid sugar. Maybe not the best idea. What I found more compelling is that they are selling something called a Mega-Jug. In fact, the sign says “complete your meal with a mega-jug.” What boggles my mind is that the recommendation might be hard to do considering the beverage itself is 64 ounces (1/2 gallon). This is twice the size of an average adultâ€™s stomach capacity (thank you Trenta research). Good luck getting that double-down into your gullet with your tubes backed up with enough soda to keep a water park in business. Is this the biggest drink on the market? Â Probably not. Â Iâ€™m sure someone else is currently developing a barrel of pop with a garden hose as a straw. The lesson here? Just because you can do something, doesnâ€™t mean you should. I donâ€™t care what the Facebook fan group says. Think of the kids! The following two tabs change content below.BioLatest Posts JT Latest posts by JT (see all) Starbucks Enters New Beverage Territory - August 1, 2013 Dole’s Banana Dippers Look Promising - July 7, 2013 Time For Summer Food - June 20, 2013 6 Responses Rick June 9th, 2011 I am almost positive that this is not a recent campaign, or does not exist. A web search doesn’t turn up anything relevant over the first 20 hits, KFC is a lampoonable target for something like this given its track record (double down?), and the juxtaposition between consuming a half gallon of cola and diabetes research is ridiculous. The KFC website does not have a nutritional listing for this menu item. Reply JT June 10th, 2011 I saw the Mega Jug enough online to give it the benefit of doubt. As for KFC being an easy target… yes indeed. Reply Kelly June 10th, 2011 Too bad you missed the coupon in February. 20 wings and a FREE mega jug! http://blog.al.com/bargain-mom/2011/02/kfc_free_mega_jug_of_tea_with.html If only we could find a cure for diabetes. Reply JT June 10th, 2011 So sorry to have missed that one. I could have used that jug as a wading pool. Reply Jim June 13th, 2011 KFC is doing what Carl’s Junior has already embraced…. “You know it’s bad for you, so who cares if it is really bad for you?” Reply jessica June 14th, 2011 This jug isn’t new at all. They have this in northern MN for years. It’s not meant to go with any SINGLE serving meal. It’s meant to go with the family meals. So say, you want to go for a picnic with the fam with a 10piece meal, you get your sides, biscuits, and add on a jug of soda. You usually get extra cups with it. It’s no different than adding a 2L of soda to your pizza order. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Current [email protected]* Leave this field empty Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.