This post begins with an apology. I'm sorry to have to bring this to your monitor. I'm sorry that such a creation even theoretically exists. And I'm sorry that there is apparently no bottom on taste standards.
Geekologie posted about a new sandwich apparently being test-marketed by KFC, which the site dubbed the "skinwich." It's five layers of fried chicken skin topped with white American cheese and bacon on a bun.
Now, here's the real reason I started with an apology. Such a monstrosity is thankfully a fake. Geekologie didn't pick up on the signs, but the site Brain Residue offers a few clues that this just can't be real.
The three towns where this sandwich is rumored to be testing: Ekaf, Maine; Tihsllub, Oklahoma; and Eritas, California. Come on. The Google Map app claiming to show the test-market towns links to an article from The Onion -- the parody newspaper.
But the reason I'm apologizing is that, by helping to publicize this rotten idea, I'm contributing to the inevitable reality of its eventual fruition as a genuine KFC menu item.
[Image via Brain Residue]