Apparently one can now buy a bag of chicken skins. This is obviously a development born of the generally-accepted narrative that what people love about Kentucky Fried Chicken is the chicken skin; that we in fact buy the chicken so that we can peel off the skin and gobble it down.
But then we're left to deal with the naked chicken, which holds far less charm without its crispy, tasty, covering.
Which creates the perennial KFC paradox: The chicken derives its worth from the skin, but the skin is 'way yummier than the chicken.
Perhaps some South Park afficionados recall the episode a few years ago in which one of the kids’ mothers buys a bucket of KFC for her son and his friends to share. But one of the boys,
Anyway, the point is that everybody knows the skin is the best part.
I suppose it's amazing that no one came up with the idea of chickenless skin sooner.
Perhaps even more amazing to us Americans is that this idea was not born here in our country, the origin of Kentucky Fried Chicken as well as many of the other addictive links in the unhealthy food chain.
So what do you think of that, America?