KFC Apologizes for Serving Chicken Brain and/or Kidney to U.K. Student

Body part is unclear; revulsion is not

KFC food is often described as nasty, but no one will want to double down on this particular menu item. The fast-food chain has apologized to a U.K. student who found what looked like a chicken brain in his meal. "I have a habit of picking the chicken off the bone with my fingers and as I pulled the second piece apart, I saw this horrible wrinkled foreign body," Ibrahim Langoo told The Sun. "I threw it down onto my tray immediately. It looked like a brain. I suddenly felt grim and really sick." The 19-year-old posted a photo of the food on Facebook, where it was shared hundreds of times (though presumably not "liked" very much at all). "For all those that wanted to show their friends and families, here is the reason to never go to KFC ever again," he wrote as a caption. For its part, KFC disputes that it was a brain. "Although we haven't received the product, it appears from a photograph that unfortunately on this occasion a kidney, and not a brain as claimed, was not removed in the preparation process," a rep tells The Sun. "We're very sorry about Mr. Langoo's experience, and while there was no health risk, we agree it was unsightly." Thanks to Shannon for the tip.

@nudd Tim Nudd is a former creative editor of Adweek.