Fried chicken scented sunscreen is now a thing

And it’s all thanks to KFC

We wouldn’t have thought it was possible but KFC have upped their beauty game by creating a fried chicken scented sunscreen. Yes, you did read that right and no, we’re not kidding.

It has been nearly four months since KFC’s last foray into the beauty world (the fast food brand’s first release was edible nail polish back in May – chicken flavoured, of course). This time however, they’re giving Will Ferrell’s Super Mega Sexy Hot Tan a run for his money with this poultry-scented sun protection.

Understandably, people were rather keen to get their hands on a bottle of the stuff as according to Fortune, the 3000 bottles manufactured sold out quickly after KFC tweeted about it on Monday evening.

For those thinking that the release is just a gimmick and has no legitimate substance, it turns out the cream actually contains SPF 30 and whilst it might smell like chicken, it tastes like sunscreen, so for those lucky enough to get their hands on a bottle make sure it’s only applied, not consumed.

For the rest of us who missed the release, KFC unfortunately (or fortunately depending on your stance on novelty sunscreens) isn’t planning on manufacturing more of the product. So it looks like we’ll be sticking to our normal run-of-the-mill sun protection this summer.

Image credit: KFC

Kate has worked for BEAUTYcrew since early 2016, first as a contributor, before being named Beauty Writer in 2017. She loves picking the brains of the industry's top experts to get to the bottom of beauty's toughest questions. Bronze eyeshadow palettes are her weakness and she's forever on the hunt for the perfect nude nail polish to suit her fair skin. Her words can also be found in Men's Health magazine.

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