ZINGER WINGS- A NATIONAL CRAVING
By: Sbongakonke Mbatha
R15, 90 gets you four succulent, hot, tasty, crispy, fried chicken winglets. It is now an everyday thing to hear someone express their craving for zinger wings. Now dunked in sweet chili sauce, customers can’t seem to get enough.
In many KFC franchises around Durban, customers regularly find that zinger wings aren’t available or they get told to wait for 5 minutes while more are prepared.
According to KFC South Africa, zinger wings are the most promoted finger food. One may question: why are zinger wings such a sudden favourite? Is there a special ingredient?
KFC.com says that KFC hot zinger wings are marinated with chili peppers and spices on the inside, and then. KFC zinger wings are usually sold in a pack of 4 to 8 wings per buy
KFC.com states that each zinger wing has 70 calories. Consumption of more than two packets of four per buy might result in more than six hundred and eighty calories per day.
Sindiswa Mdletshe, a regular zinger wings customer, says that she keeps on buying them and only realizes when it’s too late how deep they have dug into her pocket, leaving her broke.
“You eat them once and then you are hooked for life. They are addictive, you just can’t get enough,” said Mdletshe.
Yamkela Ngcobo who used to work at a KFC franchise in Winklespruit, says that customers used to get angry with her whenever she told them that the wings are not ready or they don’t have them at all.
“You find customers even lodging actual complaints to the manager demanding better service with regards to zinger wings. It is unbelievable,” said Ngcobo.
KFC zinger wings are the most ‘finger lickin’ good’ buy around.