KFC came out with Cola BBQ Wicked Wings as a limited edition item during September 2016. They’re described as their ‘famous Wicked Wings drizzled in a delicious, sticky Cola BBQ sauce’ and being ‘seriously finger licking good’. So of course D and I went to check them out. Each pack of wings comes in a black box with a design of chilli peppers and sauce making sure you know these wings are extra ‘wicked’.
The Cola BBQ sauce is the star with nothing being done to the Wicked Wings themselves. There’s no mistaking the cola is either the smell or the flavour of the wings. It’s thick with an addictive sweet sharpness from the cola flavour. Indeed, it reminded D and I of the delicious tonkatsu sauce that you find drizzled on crumbed fried chicken in Japan. The very slight heat typical of the Wicked Wings balances the sweetness of the sauce, although D would prefer them to be spicier generally. While the distribution of the sauce could use some consistency, importantly, the coating of the Wings retained their crunchiness under the sauce.
Cola BBQ Wicked Wings are a delicious ‘improvement’ on the already tasty Wicked Wings.
Cola BBQ Wicked Wings appeared on KFC menus in Sydney, Australia during September 2016.