+
Chain Restaurants

I Bet you Thought that was Honey: Honey the Third Ingredient in KFC's "Honey Sauce"

Morgan Crumm | Feb 1, 201107:53 AM     12

I've never held expectations that fast food is "all-natural."

I'd swear I saw Santa coming down the chimney before supposing the "buttery" biscuits at fried chicken chains contained real butter.

But I always assumed the honey packets served along with the biscuits were actually honey.

Grabbing a bite at a KFC with family in Texas not too long ago, I gazed at the honey packets sitting on the counter and almost added a biscuit to my order, as I find the thought of drizzling the sweet, golden goodness over the white, fluffy flesh of a freshly cracked biscuit eternally tantalizing.

A few minutes later, we laughed as we realized the packets did not merely contain honey, but "Honey Sauce."

The ingredients read: High Fructose Corn Syrup, Sugar, Honey, Corn Syrup, Natural Flavor, Caramel Color.

At least honey is an ingredient in the honey sauce, which is more than can be said for most "maple" syrups.

Still...honey sauce...I can't stop laughing.

Want to stay up to date with this post? Sign Up Now ›

More from Chowhound

How to Make Your Sugar Cookies Taste Better
Guides

How to Make Your Sugar Cookies Taste Better

by Amy Sowder | Sugar cookies often look prettier than they taste. Now that's not right. With cookie season well under...

Christmas Cheesecake: The Most Wonderful Dessert of the Year
Explainers

Christmas Cheesecake: The Most Wonderful Dessert of the Year

by Jen Wheeler | At Christmas time, there are cookies galore, but true dessert lovers still crave something more substantial...

11 Gluten-Free Cookie Recipes for the Holidays
Recipe Round-Ups

11 Gluten-Free Cookie Recipes for the Holidays

by Vanessa Simmons | Christmas cookies, holiday cookies, winter treats—whatever you want to call them, they used to be...

13 Perfect Christmas Desserts That Aren't Cookies
Recipe Round-Ups

13 Perfect Christmas Desserts That Aren't Cookies

by Jen Wheeler | Christmas cookies are one of the reasons to love the season, but holiday desserts do not stop at the...

Get fresh food news delivered to your inbox

Sign up for our newsletter to receive the latest tips, tricks, recipes and more, sent twice a week.