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KFC Japan creates new fried chicken eating gloves to keep grease off your hands and smartphone

By Casey Baseel, SoraNews24

KFC Japan is offering all-you-can-eat fried chicken every Friday night until the end of August, and the chain also just introduced a 500-yen lunch special that’s tempting to the taste buds yet easy on the wallet. In other words, there’s going to be a lot of fried chicken in our immediate future, but thanks to a new innovation, greasy fingertips won’t be part of this summertime gastronomic paradise.

On July 27, KFC branches across Japan began supplying special gloves to help keep your hands clean as you munch on deep-fried bird. An evolution of the Finger Nup finger sheath the company tested two years ago, the new glove, called the Yubi Kirei (literally “clean fingers”), covers the entire palm and three of your five digits.

KFC developed the Yubi Kirei to better serve the needs of techno-savvy and fashion-conscious chicken fans. The three-fingered coverage (thumb, index, and middle) lets you easily grip whatever piece of fried chicken is serving as you current culinary muse, but leaves your ring finger and pinkie uncovered so that you can still use them to operate your smartphone or other touchscreen device.

Since the Yubi Kirei is a new development in dining etiquette, KFC isn’t automatically placing one in very order. Instead, customers can request one from the clerk at the register when ordering (the phrase in Japanese is Yubi Kirei wo onegai shimasu).

The chain says it hasn’t yet decided whether or not to offer the Yubi Kirei on a permanent basis and will first be gauging customer reaction to the initially produced batch. With how many people in Japan wear suits, school uniforms, or other clothing that has to be dry cleaned, though, a barrier to keep grease and oil away from your fingertips is something a lot of people will definitely appreciate, even if it does mean that there’ll be no point in licking your fingers once you’re done eating.

Source: KFC press release

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I hope these new gloves are bio-degradable.

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Are they waxed paper or something like nitrile?

OK The other news had it. They're plastic.

Called the “Finger Nup”, short for “Finger Napkin”, these little bits of plastic

Corporations really don't give a crap about the environment. They could have easily made these out of wax paper.

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sounds like something you can carry around with you

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How about operating a smartphone after you've done eating and washed your hands? It seems that simply enjoying your food while having a good talk with your partner or family is a lost art; most people nowadays are eating while their face is buried to the smartphone, completely oblivious to the surroundings or even the food themselves.

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I just want to be able to operate my chicken while eating my phone ffs.

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Before anyone thinks this is a brilliant new invention, three years ago I was at an outdoor Chinese food stand in Ameyoko (the shopping street near Ueno) and was handed a plastic sheath very similar to this when I ordered an oil-fried cruller to dip into my hot soya milk (doujiang). It's probably where KFC got the idea.

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How difficult it is to not use the phone while eating and wash the hands with soap and water afterwards? If the call/text is so important, I do not think I would mind putting grease on my phone. If the call/text is not important, they can either leave a message or wait for reply.

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While the rest of the world is moving away from plastic.......

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"there’ll be no point in licking your fingers once you’re done eating."

That's the whole point of KFC, licking your fingers to get every last bit of that delicious grease!

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Great idea.

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And swallow one as well, to protect your stomach.

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I’m trying not to barf while reading this-it’s offensive on several levels......

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