Dozens of people have been left divided after a new documentary about KFC revealed the secrets of its famous gravy.
The Inside KFC at Christmas documentary – which aired on Channel 4 – showed how the condiment is created with some fast-food lovers claiming they have been ‘put off for life’.
However, others admitted it gave them serious gravy cravings, with one tweeting: “Watching KFC at Christmas and suddenly I want to bath in their bloody gravy” another fan enthusing: “KFC gravy is absolute god tier.
“We have it on our family Christmas dinner no joke”
The programme followed KFC across the country, including the new one in Peterlee in Country Durham, which caused a stir on social media.
Staff member Anne said the gravy was so coveted that some devastated customers even rang police when their local branch ran out of it!
Anne explained that she makes it by adding two scoops of ‘crackling’ to 3.5 litres of cold water.
But it’s not crackling in the way many of us know, like pork crackling, as the show’s narrator revealed that KFC crackling is made up of leftovers from the bottom of the chicken fryer.
Before putting the mix into a microwave, Anne added a ‘magic ingredient’ – so secretive that it doesn’t even say what it is on the packet.
After whisking the concoction and putting it in the microwave, Anne declared: “I’m a great believer if you wouldn’t eat it yourself you shouldn’t expect anyone else to eat it.”
Anne’s gravy revelations shook KFC regulars to the core, with them flooding Twitter in dismay.
One tweeted: “How they make the gravy has put me off @kfc for life! I guessed it would be bad but this is SAVAGE!!” and, in agreement, another exclaimed: “Inside @kfc at Christmas = me never ever eating KFC gravy ever again!!”
A third reacted: “If your watching “Inside KFC at Christmas” & you order there (sic) Gravy again after seeing that, then your a scum bag mate,” and a fourth commented: “The show about KFC at Christmas has put me right off their gravy!”
Another scene in Inside KFC at Christmas saw Chorley staff member Adam informing viewers that the test to see if the gravy is right is if a chip sinks slowly into it, before he downed a pot and said he can “drink it like tea.”