KFC’s New Bath Bomb Is Perfect For Living Out Your Fried Chicken Fantasies

Matthew Loffhagen
(Photo: KFC)

The marketing team at KFC has been crushing it lately.

When the world-famous fast food mascot Colonel Sanders isn’t teaming up with DC superheroes, the restaurant chain is pushing bizarre and confusing merchandise on anyone who’ll stay still long enough to listen.

The latest officially licensed KFC product is a bath bomb which, when dropped into a bathtub, creates a frothy aromatic soup that will leave the user smelling like delicious fried chicken.

It’s best not to wonder too much as to why someone might want to smell like the Colonel’s secret blend of herbs and spices. Perhaps they’re trying to attract hungry dogs for affectionate kisses, or maybe their partner has a particularly weird fetish.

KFC Bath Bomb from Village Vanguard
Source: KFC

Either way, Village Vanguard’s “Chicken Smell Bathing Powder” (as it’s officially named) is a piece of licensed KFC merchandize that is, naturally shaped like a chunk of tasty chicken.

Alas, though, while there are many around the world who would love to get their hands on this unique bathing experience, only a hundred KFC bath bombs will be produced, and they’re not going to be on-sale in stores.

Instead, winners will be chosen at random from entrants in a standard Twitter giveaway. You’ve been here before, you know the drill; retweet the bath bomb announcement to be in with a chance to win.

Oh, and here’s the kicker. You also need to live in Japan.

Yup, of course this is a Japan-only exclusive item. All the best things are.

For anyone who does live in Japan (or who knows someone who does that can get in on this on their behalf), the odds of winning one aren’t terrible at present.

At the time of writing, the tweet only has around a thousand retweets, meaning the odds of winning are approximately one in ten.

Those are good odds, so long as you have a Japanese address to send the prize to.

For the rest of us, we’ll just have to sit back in our disappointingly non-fragrant bathtubs, wishing of what could have been.

Oh well. At least there’s no law against eating KFC while sat in the tub! That works too as a solid alternative strategy to achieve a similar end.