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April 20, 2013

Ojanpa: Where's the bones?


The most laughable moment of KFC’s new boneless ballyhooing came when a corporate official said late Kentucky Fried Chicken founder Col. Harland Sanders would have been excited about the “new” product.

Actually, the perfectionist colonel was no fan of the company’s products after he sold the firm.

In 1975 he lamented that the gravy had become “wallpaper paste” augmented with “sludge.”

He also despised the introduction of “Extra Crispy” chicken, calling it “nothing but a damn fried doughball stuck on some chicken.”

As for his original-recipe chickens succumbing to the femur and sternum  police, I suspect his revulsion for that would go bone-deep.


 Brian Ojanpa is a Free Press staff writer. Call him at 344-6316 or email   


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