In our new Year gift box, we buy Kentucky Fried Chickens, but this comes with a surprising additional addition

A mysterious blow makes us scratching our heads

The head was scratched by a mysteriously twisty situation.

Christmas ended, quiet nights come to Kentucky Fried Chicken Japan. You know, since Christmas is a year to eat chickenor so it’s in Japan.

KFC Japan clearly hopes to extend their influence in the holidays. Chain try to break into market for osechi, traditional New Years food with itsKentucky Oju for three years. Box decorated with Japanese patterns houses this take-home mug with two or three layers of delicious deep-fried goodness. Japanese-language reporter Ahiruneko gets one every year, year was no different.

Japanese word Oju for multi-tiered boxes of food.

Limited quantity available, Kentucky Oju comes in three varieties: Plum (Ume) for 2,490 yen (US$18.66), Bamboo (Take) for 2,840 yen, Pine Tree (Matsu) for 3,390 yen. Ahiruneko suggests the Bamboo and Pine Tree varieties because they have three layers instead of two. Who doesnt want more layers? How your excitement tame up with every level revealed as you separate them one by one.

Kentucky Oju boxes made from cardboard and cant be reused, unsurprisingly, they are full of New Years cheer. Ahiruneko bought Bamboo box, which you can see here.

First layer: Six-piece of KFCs Original Chicken, which is their classic fried, bone-in pieces.

Ahiruneko was making KFCs roasted and smoked chicken for Christmas this year but couldnt help but feel like ending the year on a positive note without a meal of fried chicken too. Its crispy and healthy juice gooness was an outstanding relief to his spirit.

Five chicken nuggets were found in another box

two biscuits.

And the final box contained a small bag of fries

Three pieces of Plump, Tender Fried Shrimp.

Ahiruneko had never had them before, but after first taste, he heard they were quite tasty. The batter was delightfully crisp but somehow also nice and light and not too overwhelming. Shrimp itself was surprisingly big. The special tartar sauce that came with it really drew out its flavor.

Depending on whether you purchased each of these items separately, your bill could potentially run up to 3,450 yen, so by purchasing this box youre saving about 610 yen. Plum and Pine Tree boxes would take you 190 yen and 830 yen respectively, so from value, the Plum box doesnt offer much. The three-layer boxes make the most money as expected.

Every box also has a coupon pass inside so you cant get down with either. This particular discount card applies to certain menu items that you can use as many times as you like until March 31. naming Otoshidama Coupon Pass as gift money envelope adults give children for New Years.

But wait a minute. Where was this Otoshidama Coupon Pass before? Ahiruneko had a distorted memory of seeing its while waiting to pick up his Kentucky Oju. Was it on a poster showing the Kentucky Lucky Bag?

Some of the food tickets, you can use at any KFC in the country

Original KFC Tote bag


Otoshidama Coupon Pass?!

A man had to get back into the bathroom. Ahiruneko double-checked Ojuand he received the same coupon voucher bill. No way! Lucky bag only went on sale for one day. But Ahiruneko already had in his hand the Otoshidama Coupon Pass that was supposed to be in the lucky bag?

Perhaps they don’t offer similar deals. Otoshidama Coupon Pass driver Ahiruneko saw it discounted the price of a Chocolate Pie, Small Drink set, a three-piece chicken, a five-piece nugget set, and a one-piece and Chicken Filet Burger (Cheese or Spicy) set.

The poster didnt disclose what discounts on the Otoshidama Coupon Pass that comes with the Lucky Bag, so we cannot be certain whether it is not. And Ahiruneko did see just one thing: as a buyer who would buy both the Oju and the Lucky Bag, hed rather have one?. But should they have same name in their respective language?

Oju also advertised as coming with its coupon pass, but its no surprise they didn’t even come with it. Lucky bag is just as good as the one that comes with the Oju.

KFC Lucky Bag To Sell Only Jan 1! Well Just Have To Wait and Check. Some lucky bags, but like beef bowl restaurant Yoshinoya and Japanese gangster fashion store Birth Japan, are already out, and we didn’t waste any time opening them up. Keep an eye out for more lucky bags unveilings as New Year approaches!

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