2014's fast food atrocities
Burger King's black cheeseburger: Made with squid ink and bamboo charcoal, arguably a symbol of meat's destructive effect on the planet. Only available in Japan.
Last night on “The Colbert Report,” Stephen Colbert took a look at the different flavors, if you will, of 2016 candidate. For the Democrats, it looks like the option is Hillary Clinton. But on the Republican side, there’s a buffet of options. Curly fries, beef patty, mild salsa, milder salsa and leftovers. (I’ll let you piece together who is who.)
But Colbert’s favorite potential 2016 candidate? “Texas governor, and cartoon of a Texas governor, Rick Perry.” And he has more faith in the failed 2012 candidate because of his new look: glasses, and black loafers. Yes, the Texas man has given up his cowboy boots. Watch below:
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Domino's Specialty Chicken: It's like regular pizza, except instead of a crust, there's fried chicken. The company's marketing officer calls it "one of the most creative, innovative menu items we have ever had” -- brain power put to good use.
KFC'S ZINGER DOUBLE DOWN KING: A sandwich made by adding a burger patty to the infamous chicken-instead-of-buns creation can only be described using all caps. NO BUN ALL MEAT. Only available in South Korea.
Taco Bell's Waffle Taco: It took two years for Taco Bell to develop this waffle folded in the shape of a taco, the stand-out star of its new breakfast menu.
Krispy Kreme Triple Cheeseburger: Only attendees at the San Diego County Fair were given the opportunity to taste the official version of this donut-hamburger-heart attack combo. The rest of America has reasonable odds of not dropping dead tomorrow.
Taco Bell's Quesarito: A burrito wrapped in a quesadilla inside an enigma. Quarantined to one store in Oklahoma City.