Yes. We checked the date. We're way past April 1st and this not an April Fool's Joke. This is real. KFC is actually promoting corsages made of its fried chicken drumsticks to tie around your prom date's wrist--because what a carnation can do, a piece of Original Recipe can do better.
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They even made a weird little commercial for it where a dwebby guy surprises his date with one, and she's more than delighted.
Think you can pull it off? You can buy yours from the official KFC site (http://www.kfc.com/corsage/), which will redirect you to the website of a real florist in Kentucky. For $20 (plus shipping), you'll be sent a corsage made of primarily baby's breath. Though the corsage doesn't come with chicken, it includes a $5 gift certificate redeemable for some at your local KFC, or maybe a corn on the cob if your date's vegetarian.
Here's the description from the florist's site to prove that I'm not making any of this up and also that the KFC marketing folks know how to get viral attention. More »