One inquisitive omnivore’s journey towards healthier and more compassionate eating…
(MEATLESS/VEGETARIAN) Have you seen the latest KFC promotion on YouTube? The fast food chain is serving up chicken corsages for the prom.
Instead of the traditional flowers, the popular YouTube video shows an amorous teen giving his date a fried chicken and baby’s breath wrist corsage that also happens to sub as a late night snack.
That got me thinking…what about vegetarian students looking for a “finger-licken’ good” animal friendly alternative? They shouldn’t have to miss out on the popular trend just because they’re compassionate.
So instead, why not swap out the Colonel’s fowl with Gardein’s Crispy Tenders. As I’ve mentioned in earlier blogs, they’re as tasty as any chicken nuggets I’ve eaten and just as decorative as you’d expect a hunk of meat to be.
To make your Faux-Chicken Wrist Corsage, you’ll need:
- 2-3 sprigs of real or silk baby’s breath
- 1 wristlet
- 2 decorative pins
- satin ribbon
- 2-3 Gardein Crispy Tenders
You can buy all of these items, except the Gardein, at any craft store.
- Trim the baby’s breath stems, leaving them about 1/2” – 1” in length.
- Bunch together a cluster of baby’s breath, then fan them out around the wristlet and secure with the metal tabs at its base.
- Combine the Crispy Tenders at the center of the wristlet and secure with the ribbon and pins.
Now I’m not really all that crafty, but I think the faux corsage is as elegant as the KFC version, and it’s even less expensive. The whole thing cost about $16 to make, while KFC’s corsage kits are $20 plus shipping.
And like KFC, the young men can choose between various flavors—Seven Grain Crispy Tenders, Chipotle Lime Crispy Fingers or Teriyaki Chick’n Strips—whichever one goes better with the dress.
Now personally, I’ll take the traditional flowers over the meat ones any day—real or faux. But with more than 250,000 views on YouTube, I thought it was only fair to give the animal-friendly students a more compassionate way to spice up their prom date’s corsage. Bon Appétit!
— Lisa Singer, exclusive to Global Animal