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  • Harry Kersh: From calorie count to portion sizes,

  • we wanted to find out the difference

  • between a US and a UK KFC.

  • This is "Food Wars."

  • Now, you can't actually get a small drink at a UK KFC.

  • It starts at regular.

  • This is what a regular drink looks like.

  • Joe Avella: This is what a US regular looks like.

  • Harry: And this is what a large drink looks like.

  • Joe: And this is what a US large looks like.

  • Harry: This is a regular fries,

  • and this is a large fries.

  • Joe: Here's the US regular. All right.

  • And you want to go the next size up,

  • this is the US large.

  • Googe!

  • [laughing] Look at how big that is!

  • It's, like, five of those ones that he had.

  • Googe!

  • Harry: Let's find out how much a large fries

  • weighs in the UK.

  • Joe: Let's weigh our large fry.

  • Oh, man. Oh! [laughs]

  • They're packed in there, dude!

  • Look at that!

  • Is that everything?

  • Harry: This is what a regular popcorn chicken looks like.

  • Joe: We have a large popcorn chicken.

  • Harry: And this is what a large popcorn chicken looks like.

  • Joe: And if you want to go even larger than the large,

  • you get yourself a popcorn chicken box.

  • Something for you and your buddies, I'm sure.

  • You're not eating this by yourself.

  • [nuggets plopping]

  • Did I lose any?

  • No, no way!

  • Am I doing this without?

  • Oh, don't jinx it.

  • Yeah, aw, oh!

  • You, you,

  • and you.

  • That all of them?

  • Producer: That's all. Joe: Crumb.

  • Harry: In the UK, you can get buckets in three sizes.

  • You can get a six piece,

  • you can get a 10 piece,

  • or you can get a 14 piece.

  • [laughs]

  • Is it...? Ugh.

  • Joe: Eight piece.

  • Whoa!

  • Ugh.

  • 12 piece.

  • Whoa, whoa, whoa.

  • This is, I'm not gonna even, I can't even dump it.

  • Yo!

  • Look how much chicken this is!

  • Oh, my God, what a mess.

  • Producer: I'm gonna get the close-up cam now.

  • Harry: Unfortunately, KFC in the UK

  • doesn't disclose its ingredients,

  • but what we do know is calories.

  • For example, in the UK,

  • a drum is 170 calories.

  • Joe: And in the US,

  • one of these guys for the original recipe

  • is 130 calories.

  • But if you get extra crispy, like this guy right here,

  • it's actually 170.

  • Harry: USA is actually still winning on calories.

  • That's largely thanks to the sides and the drinks.

  • If you were to walk into a UK KFC

  • and order a three-piece meal

  • and they gave you a drum, a thigh, and a wing

  • with a large fries and a large Pepsi,

  • that would come to 1,155 calories.

  • Joe: Our large fry is 930 calories,

  • and our large drink is 380.

  • And if you were to order a three piece

  • with a large fry and a large drink in the US,

  • it would be roughly this many calories.

  • The KFC in the US has released its ingredients list.

  • I would like to go over the ingredients of the french fries

  • at the KFC in the US.

  • All right, here we go.

  • Sea salt, monosodium glutamate, maltodextrin, salt,

  • dextrose, vegetable powders, tricalcium phosphate,

  • hydrolyzed soy proteins, spices, soybean oil,

  • natural flavors, potassium chloride,

  • paprika extract (color), turmeric extract (color),

  • potatoes (obviously), vegetable oil.

  • It has soybean oil, canola, cottonseed, and/or sunflower.

  • Beached — "beached."

  • Bleached wheat flour,

  • and it contains 2% or less of rice flour, durum wheat,

  • whoa, semolia?

  • Sem-OH-lin-ah, sem-ol?

  • Sem-OH-lin-ah.

  • Durum wheat sem-OH-lia.

  • Sem-oh-LIN-ah.

  • I don't know what that word is.

  • It looks like it's easy, but it's hard to say.

  • Sem-OH-lin-ah? Semolina?

  • Durum wheat semolina, there you go.

  • Dextrin, salt, degermed yellow corn meal.

  • Oh, thank God it's been degermed.

  • Cornstarch, leavings (sodium acid pyrophosphate,

  • sodium bicarbonate), dextrose again,

  • xantham gum, there he is!

  • Annatto extract color,

  • disodium dihydrox

  • disodium dihydrogen pyrophosphate,

  • in parentheses, "to maintain color." OK.

  • We add so many chemicals to our fries,

  • we add more chemicals to make it look like

  • it doesn't have any chemicals.

  • Thank you, disodium dehydra, dehydra,

  • what the f---?

  • Yeah, whatever.

  • Harry: Here are some things you can only find on the menu

  • at a UK KFC.

  • So, instead of a chicken sandwich,

  • what we call ours is the chicken filet burger.

  • I think it's pretty much the same thing.

  • It's, like, breaded and fried chicken between two buns,

  • with some lettuce and some mayonnaise.

  • We also have something called the Zinger Burger,

  • which is pretty much the same thing,

  • but the spice level is amped up a little bit.

  • You can also turn these burgers into a tower burger.

  • What that does is adds cheese and a hash brown

  • to the burger, which, in my opinion,

  • very worthwhile addition.

  • Joe: We have some stuff in our KFC they can't get in the UK.

  • And, surprisingly, some things I thought were, like,

  • kind of, like, paramount to the KFC menu.

  • Mashed potatoes and gravy.

  • This to me seems like something

  • that has just always been part of KFC

  • along with the chicken.

  • Look at those mashed potatoes, man.

  • It's a tub of mashed potatoes.

  • OK, let's make a mess.

  • Oh, yeah!

  • Oh, my goodness, put that on the cover

  • of Gravy Aficionado Magazine!

  • Another thing I didn't realize you guys don't have,

  • biscuits, or, as you call them, scones.

  • This is called the Famous Bowl.

  • It is mashed potatoes and gravy and corn,

  • topped with popcorn chicken, topped with cheese,

  • all in one bowl.

  • Yeah, this thing, I don't think I've ever had one of these,

  • 'cause it looks ridiculous.

  • Harry: Now, Joe, I'm glad you also think

  • that the Famous Bowl doesn't look that great,

  • because, to me, that looks like a nightmare.

  • Now, we have a slightly different approach

  • to sides in the UK compared to the US.

  • For example, our corn comes on the cob.

  • Baked beans, these are slightly different

  • to the regular beans that you might put on toast in the UK.

  • They have kind of a barbecue sauce flavor to them.

  • There's a few other language differences,

  • like instead of chicken tenders,

  • we call ours chicken mini filets.

  • Joe: Mini filets, chicken tenders,

  • they look exactly the same.

  • We got those.

  • Yes, they have corn, but we have ours off the cob,

  • which I think is not as good as on the cob.

  • This pile right here, and, I know,

  • they do have wings at KFC in the UK, yes, I know.

  • But only in the US can you order them by 48.

  • [laughing]

  • 48 wings!

  • I'm dying right now, man. Producer: It sure smells good.

  • Joe: They smell so good.