n what has been described in ancient sources as one of the harbingers of the apocalypse, KFC China has started selling durian nuggets.
More properly called “Durian Exploding Chicken Nuggets,” the new menu item is your customary chicken nugget but filled with durian paste. It costs 11.50 yuan ($1.60) for a box of four and you can also try them out as part of a snack platter.
The nuggets were introduced last week and since then many customers in China have dared to go to KFC to try them out, posting onto social photos and reviews of their experience.
The general consensus appears to be that the nugs taste pretty good and are not an unholy abomination.
Introducing the infamously pungent Southeast Asian fruit into menu items has recently become all the rage in China with Pizza Hut experimenting with three different kinds of durian pizzas and KFC previously offering durian-flavored ice cream.
While the smell may scare some away, others swear by the taste of durian, eagerly devouring them whole after being stopped from taking them inside train stations.