REVIEW: KFC Apple Pie Poppers

One institution of Americana, Kentucky Fried Chicken, has added another icon of Americana, apple pie, to its menu.

These new KFC Apple Pie Poppers feature apple pie filling inside a crust, available in orders of four or ten. They are roughly two inches long, with a seam on one side and slits on the other.

The filling is pretty standard for canned or mass-produced apple pie: small apple chunks in a thick syrup with a noticeable quantity of cinnamon. It’s nowhere near as good as a pie made with fresh apples, but of course, I don’t expect that from a fast food restaurant. I like the way some of the syrupy filling caramelizes as it oozes out of the crust.

And speaking of crust, the pastry is really the star here. It is soft, chewy, and even a little bit stretchy. I know that sounds weird and possibly gross, but I don’t know how else to describe it. It has a wonderful texture! And the flavor is satisfying and buttery.

Taken together, the filling and the crust are similar to apple pies or turnovers from other fast food joints. If you’re reading this blog, you’ve probably eaten something nearly identical at some point.

There is nothing groundbreaking about these KFC Apple Pie Poppers, and I don’t know if I’ll go out of my way to have them again, especially since Kentucky Fried Chicken is not in my regular fast food rotation. However, they are still a tasty dessert option, and they seem like the kind of thing KFC really ought to have on its menu.

Purchased Price: $2.49
Size: 4-piece order
Rating: 7 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: (1 piece) 80 calories, 5 grams of fat, 1.5 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 0 milligrams of cholesterol, 55 milligrams of sodium, 9 grams of carbohydrates, 1 gram of fiber, 3 grams of sugar, and 1 gram of protein.

6 thoughts to “REVIEW: KFC Apple Pie Poppers”

  1. The ones near me I’d definitely give a 4/10. They’re like little poppers with barely any taste and so mushy and greasy. Really disappointed in them :(.

  2. KFC just needs to come out with their extra crispy chicken batter as a side option (just fried batter pieces), with gravy as a dipping sauce. That delicious batter is literally the ONLY reason why I visit KFC 2-3 times a year, because the actual chicken meat is “ok” at best.

    Yum Brands!! C-suite people listen up: For locations with a combo KFC/Taco Bell, employees fry up the extra crispy chicken tenders, remove the batter into a holding tray to retain the heat and crispness, the leftover chicken meat can be used for grilled items on the Taco Bell side.

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