- Airheads celebrated National Fried Chicken Day with…its own chicken sandwich
- The limited-edition creation is served on a bun made entirely of candy
- Read about the fierce Chicken Sandwich War that led to this monstrosity here
It’s been almost two years since Popeye’s fired the first shot in a war that continues to rage when it unleashed its chicken sandwich on an unsuspecting world that was plunged into chaos due to the hype surrounding the fast food item that led to an armed mob storming one of the chain’s locations in search of the sought-after delicacy.
Since then, virtually every other major player in the fast food game has attempted to get in on the action in some shape or form. Most restaurants have taken a fairly traditional route, but others have attempted to stand out from the pack by introducing their own twist. That includes Taco Bell and its Tex-Mex inspired creation as well as KFC, which replaced the bun with a couple of donuts.
Now, a new challenger has entered the arena with a sugary variation of its own in the form of…Airheads? Yes, those Airheads.
On Tuesday, the candy company revealed it was celebrating National Fried Chicken Day with the reveal of the “Candy Chicken Sandy,” which features fried chicken, coleslaw, spicy mayo, pickles all sandwiched between a bun made entirely out of Airheads Xtremes.
The sandwich was only dished out at a single location in Chicago on Tuesday afternoon, so while I didn’t have a chance to try it, I did have a few questions that a representative for Airheads was kind enough to (sort of) answer.
I’ll just start off by asking the question I think everyone will have when they see the news: “But why?”