KFC’s Strangest Food Items From Across the World, Ranked

KFC recently released a donut sandwich, so we've ranked the chain's strangest menu items, with the new sammie topping off the list. Check it out here.

Lizzy Rosenberg - Author

Jan. 16 2020, Updated 5:16 p.m. ET

Those who pay close attention to fast food news have most likely caught wind of KFC's latest creation, known as the Kentucky Fried Chicken & Donut Sandwich

According to MSN, it features a crispy chicken fillet that is sandwiched between two sugary glazed donuts. It's being tested in over 40 locations throughout Norfolk and Richmond, Va. and in Pittsburgh. 

And in honor of this highly unusual item, we've ranked the chain's strangest offerings from around the world. 

The KFC donut sandwich is strange, but that's not the only weird food item they have:

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1. The Kentucky Fried Chicken & Donut Sandwich

Duh. Are you surprised by this in the slightest? No matter how much anyone loves donuts, using them to replace sandwich bread is a really, really strange concept... especially when paired with chicken.

Who knows, though — it could honestly be a life-changing staple in the realm of sammies. Guess you'll just have to go down to Virginia or Pittsburgh, Pa. to try it out for yourself.

2. KFC Philippines' Cheese-Topped Burger

KFC Philippines' Cheese-Topped Burger features a chicken patty doused in garlic parmesan dressing, according to The Travel. What makes it particularly unusual, however, is the fact that the burger bun is topped off with a slice of melted cheese.

Many love it, however, some say it's greasy and messy. While the flavors aren't totally wild, the concept of melting cheese on the outside of a sandwich is so, so weird. Eek.

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3. The Double Down

In case you don't remember the Double Down, it boasted two thick pieces of fried chicken, which served as burger buns, according to MetroUS. Sandwiched in between the fillets was an array of bacon, cheese, and sauce. 

It was available for a limited time in 2010, but it definitely made a greasy mark on "drunchy" history. The fact it was discontinued is probably for the best.

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4. KFC Thailand's Shrimp Doughnut

OK, this one sounds weird AF, but it isn't quite as strange as you might think. According to BuzzFeed, KFC Thailand's Shrimp Doughnut consists of deep-fried, breaded shrimp that is molded into the shape of a doughnut.

Essentially, it's an onion ring, but instead of filling the breading with an onion, it's stuffed with shrimp. Overall, it's relatively tame. 

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5. KFC Japan's Deep-Fried Corn Soup

For a time, KFC Japan offered Deep-Fried Corn Soup, and honestly, it sounds pretty delicious. According to FoodBeast, it takes rich corn soup, and deep fries it to perfection.

Although I haven't come across much in the way of deep fried soup, it sounds relatively comparable to hush puppies, a Southern delicacy consisting of fried cornmeal.

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6. KFC Malaysia's Egg Riser

Honestly, this one is weird, but it's super innovative. According to KFC Malaysia's website, the Egg Riser is featured on their breakfast menu, and it includes a sunny side up egg, crispy chicken, creamy mayo, and spicy jalapeno cheese sauce.

While chicken isn't normally on breakfast menus in the U.S., it ranks last on the list because it doesn't sound wildly out of the ordinary.

KFC has come up with some pretty wild menu items, but these are definitely the strangest. Try them all, if you dare.

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