US vs UK KFC | Food Wars

  • Published on Aug 8, 2020
  • We tried everything on the UK and US KFC menus to find out the big differences between the two. From the portion sizes to the calories, the difference between the two chains was pretty surprising. The popcorn chicken box in the US was almost four times the size of the UK's largest option.
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Comments • 20 684

  • sam joseph
    sam joseph Year ago +5390

    I am impressed to see the chefs in US makes Just a packet of fries using all ingredients from the periodic table

    • me
      me 7 days ago

      @Nalhy also ya. We a bit messed up with all the uh. Violence and murder 😅

    • me
      me 7 days ago

      @Nalhy its really popular here lol

    • Nalhy
      Nalhy 7 days ago

      @me What kind of distopic country would protest over fast food lmao

    • mikan
      mikan Month ago

      @Apexerl we call it soccer in Australia. I think this appears in other countries as well

    • YoItsXziuto
      YoItsXziuto Month ago


  • finguest
    finguest 3 months ago +375

    As a UK citizen, I can say after trying the famous bowl in the US, we desperately need it here. It's everything we already love in the UK just put together. I would also really say that the US would love the supercharger dip

    • Hector Rodriguez
      Hector Rodriguez 11 days ago

      I'm actually eating one right (👇) now

    • Anonymous GX
      Anonymous GX 17 days ago

      If we get the 'famous bowl' in UK then we would have to say goodbye to our loved ones for 2 days because we would be in the toilet. XD

    • hid59
      hid59 Month ago

      Sams is better!

    • Ummm Bye
      Ummm Bye Month ago +1

      @uǝʍO zɐdǝᗡ🐙 Ong😂 they out here hating for no reason

    • uǝʍO zɐdǝᗡ🐙
      uǝʍO zɐdǝᗡ🐙 Month ago +1

      @DubbyDominate bro there’s so many us haters here 😂😂 this guys one

  • internet user
    internet user 7 months ago +64

    Fun fact if you didnt know:
    the pot pies in the US are made with whats known as "restage" chicken
    chicken thats left over from closing (it is often 2-3 hours since it has been cooked) is "deboned" aka breasts thighs and legs are picked apart after having the skin or crispy coating off
    they are then stored in 1lb bags and kept frozen for upto 3 months before being mixed into a tin with powder pot pie and frozen vegetables to be topped with a pre made top
    they cost about $1 to make and are sold for 5x their worth

    • Anonymous GX
      Anonymous GX 10 days ago +1

      @Unfinished CGI what

    • Unfinished CGI
      Unfinished CGI 11 days ago +1

      @Anonymous GX No, they're $5 not 5$. There's a difference.

    • rbrearey
      rbrearey 17 days ago

      What’s wrong with that? The overhead on a restaurant means reusing leftovers is key. Chicken soup at most restaurants is made from leftover chicken. Deal!

    • Anonymous GX
      Anonymous GX 17 days ago +1

      Wait 5$ only??!?!

    • printer ink
      printer ink Month ago

      Ok they're so good though

  • Sean Sherrod
    Sean Sherrod 3 months ago +71

    To be perfectly honest I enjoyed this video even MORE than I originally thought I would.
    The two actors were fantastic, would like to see future shows with them in the same room interacting with each other I think they would make a great team.

    • Est NS
      Est NS Month ago +2

      Didn’t think the kfc video was that deep

    • Joud Bitar
      Joud Bitar 2 months ago +1

      there are many videos of them together

  • Samuel Atienzo
    Samuel Atienzo 3 days ago +3

    "Why are so many Americans fat?"
    After watching this: "Yep, makes sense."

  • thegreatcalvinio
    thegreatcalvinio Year ago +10405

    The US sizes come with a free side of diabetes and blocked arteries too.

  • Ajibola Fagebo
    Ajibola Fagebo Month ago +5

    I can't imagine the temptation these guys will be going through.

  • B D
    B D 5 months ago +18

    I love the original KFC flavours. I don't think I'd enjoy the US one very much honestly. I'll have to check it out though.

    • Omelas
      Omelas 9 days ago

      KFC America is the original flavor… it’s literally from Kentucky

  • Be Lovers SL
    Be Lovers SL 6 months ago +5

    I want to eat fast food in the US 🥺🥲💫💫

  • • Graxxpe •
    • Graxxpe • 7 months ago +20

    "Garlic mayo on chips is just fantastic" my guy speaking facts.

  • Kids Ocampo
    Kids Ocampo Year ago +4100

    Big respect for the fact that they toured all the food without taking a single bite

    • Stacey Kersting
      Stacey Kersting 9 days ago

      @Subhana Shehzad Not even tempted...KFC is gross. Too salty and greasy. The mashed potatoes taste like motor oil... no real butter involved.

    • Aether
      Aether 18 days ago

      *self control upgraded to 420*

    • Rip Black Panther
      Rip Black Panther Month ago


    • bonnie bun bun
      bonnie bun bun 2 months ago

      @Subhana Shehzad same

    HEITHYBOI 7 months ago +1

    This is the one time where I've been weirded out by the portions being smaller in America compared to my country. We have a 20 piece bucket

    • memeszzed
      memeszzed 4 months ago

      my country aus hasz 24 piece

  • Guest
    Guest Month ago +1

    i love how all of the US' regular portion sizes are most of the time higher than the large for the UK

  • BMajor
    BMajor 6 days ago

    "You can get yourself a popcorn chicken box, something for you and your buddies I'm sure, not to eat it by yourself"
    My guy that's definitely part of my solo order

  • GD FL3X
    GD FL3X 3 months ago +1

    I never knew we’d be on the verge of warfare because we pointed out KFC had a lot of chemicals in the US but here we are

  • Abbie Massaquoi
    Abbie Massaquoi Year ago +37389

    The US sizes also comes with a free trip to the hospital

  • Fury Falcon
    Fury Falcon 7 months ago +6

    They so patient I can't resist seeing them 🤣

  • Ac_ Clone
    Ac_ Clone 6 months ago +45

    I love how the usa guy is bragging about having more calories in his food like it’s a good thing

    • Dee Best
      Dee Best 2 months ago

      @Joe Mama Seriously you need to check out what crap is actually in your foods. You're not called the fattest nation for nothing.

    • Joe Mama
      Joe Mama 2 months ago +3

      @Truthbtold Wright US likes quality along side quantity. Just because we have maximum quantity doesn’t mean it’s trash quality food. UK honestly just needs their portions up. UK larges is like a kids meal in the US, which doesn’t make it better quality at all.

    • Sir Boko
      Sir Boko 6 months ago +3

      @Truthbtold Wright definitely

  • Z
    Z 4 months ago +4

    When I was a kid our USA KFC used to have corn on the cob and with the stick in it as well. I'm really sad that we don't have that anymore.

  • Rachelcookie321
    Rachelcookie321 7 months ago +1

    In New Zealand KFC has tiny drinks compared to other fast food places here. Our drinks are usually about the same size as in the UK but in KFC the regular is the same size as small and large is the same size as regular.

  • shara
    shara 10 months ago +3275

    I love how the uk guy is so chill then the Americans guy is so enthusiastic

  • MAN
    MAN Month ago +1

    Bro, the famous bowl is absolutely amazing, I don't know how that don't seem appetizing.

  • darkz
    darkz 7 months ago +5

    Everytime there's exclusives you know joe is gonna become crazy with the ranch

  • Reree 2015
    Reree 2015 6 months ago +5

    The US only bowl (popcorn chicken, corn, potatoes (mash) & gravy actually sounds delicious. But I’ve never tried

    • Susi Su
      Susi Su Month ago

      I'd love to see that on the UK menu.

    • Joe Mama
      Joe Mama 2 months ago

      Yeah the famous bowl is a must get

    RIDDHI PATIL 7 months ago +1

    I just love food wars 😋 😂🤤🤤🤤🤤🤤🤤🤤🤤❤❤❤❤❤❤🍟🍟🍟🍔🍔🍔🍔🍕🌭🌭🥪🌮🌮🌯🌯I want it 😩

  • BallsHD
    BallsHD Year ago +4125

    I love how the US regular is bigger than the UK large

    • Sumeet Alam
      Sumeet Alam 24 days ago

      Yet uk KFC is more expensive than US

    • Malia Malis
      Malia Malis 3 months ago

      @Net no one in the U.K. would be able to finish the us large in one sitting that’s why. Our size is actually enough

    • Kurt Punches  Things
      Kurt Punches Things 4 months ago

      Always how it is I always tell Europeans if you ever go to America drink wise get a regular

  • Chris
    Chris 7 months ago

    Famous bowl sounds ridiculous and that's also the reason I want it😅

  • agent2099
    agent2099 2 months ago +2

    The "large" fries in the U.S. is intended to be a family portion. Not an apples to apples comparison.

    • Gareth J
      Gareth J 2 months ago

      Key word is intended

  • Chris T
    Chris T Month ago

    I always find it interesting watching the KFC ones, is how over cooked the US chicken is. Way too over cooked coating

  • Travis0389
    Travis0389 6 months ago

    the UK is actually making their food healthy and taste good at the same time

  • Lammmaboy
    Lammmaboy Year ago +4166

    UK fries : potato , salt , oil
    US fries: every element on the periodic table including antimatter and element 115.
    It’s finger licking chemicals
    At this point USA has more chemicals in there fries than a science lab

    • Char Aznable
      Char Aznable 26 days ago

      Mmmm tastes like victory

    • Aidan Haider
      Aidan Haider 29 days ago

      that is what it makes it taste good

    • Pantho Muntad Ahmad
      Pantho Muntad Ahmad Month ago

      So just cuz there was like 4 or 5 different elements, it becomes the periodic table? LOL

    • Master Chief
      Master Chief Month ago

      I think that the uk one has soem differences, but doesn’t put the chemicals into the ingredient’s, and the US I’m pretty sure are legally required to put everything on the ingredients lidt

  • Jan Kacprzynski
    Jan Kacprzynski 6 months ago +1

    i thought the us portions were big then i looked in kfc app assigned to my country and we can order 50 wings with 6 large fries also we can order 700 grams of popcorn chicken and on top of that we can get a set of 8 wraps(twisters) 8 cheeseburgers 24 wings and 8 large fries
    im stunned

  • Servant
    Servant 7 months ago +5

    Watching all of their videos. I've just learned UK is more expensive and healthier and US is less expensive and unhealthier

  • Roma Victor
    Roma Victor 2 months ago

    From the US, I had never seen so many fries or nuggets in the container.

  • K Nielson
    K Nielson 4 months ago

    To be fair, our soda cups in US are at least half full of ice! 😂

  • Blank
    Blank Year ago +7398

    The UK guy is so professional while the US guy is having fun

    • Big red
      Big red Month ago

      @EASY bro stuff no one said that

    • Amelie Lister
      Amelie Lister 2 months ago


    • Peste
      Peste 2 months ago

      @EASY cuz it is the best country

    • Tono Xavier
      Tono Xavier 3 months ago

      I´m Chinese.I think America is the best country on earth.

  • Gary Gyles
    Gary Gyles 7 months ago +4

    I really miss the Jamaican KFC it's so good I day dream about it 😂

  • K J
    K J 14 days ago

    Man, I honestly wanna go to the US, and just drive around the country doing american stuff, like eating these ridiculous portions.

  • Nicole Joyce
    Nicole Joyce 6 months ago

    We get mash and gravy as sides in the UK too. At least, we do at mine 😍

    • LUKE
      LUKE 6 months ago

      Yes but this is over a year old

  • MrAllenc79
    MrAllenc79 2 months ago

    I wish KFC would bring back the Little Bucket Parfaits. The Lemon was my favorite.

    EXOBOT Year ago +4225

    The US really putting an entire laboratory into their fries.

    • Kurt Sudheim
      Kurt Sudheim 2 months ago

      I didn't know they're where that many elements in the periodic take

    • Amelie Lister
      Amelie Lister 2 months ago

      Lol! Exectly

    • I Hate Youtube
      I Hate Youtube Year ago

      @bunny neither are superior but one definitely has better foods (if you’re counting better as less likely to give yiu diabetes)

    • patrick j
      patrick j Year ago +1

      @mybackpocket the uk has probably got the best regulations on its fully traceable food,especially on farmed animals!
      why do we need the german/french to tell us how to?

    • Kevin Pham
      Kevin Pham Year ago

      I used to love fries when I see fries now I have the urge to vomit UK or US the mess is apocalyptic

  • Abraham Ibanez
    Abraham Ibanez Month ago

    Spice lol! Anytime a European says something is spicy I laugh and remember the FLCL scene 😂 “It’s mild! Little Prince curry brand!”

  • Cole Williamson
    Cole Williamson 4 months ago

    “ you can’t this by yourself “
    Me: Try me, I love their popcorn chicken

  • viet Nguyen
    viet Nguyen 2 days ago

    I was like “😳 what did he saaaay?!” When he said big daddy meat burger

  • get in
    get in 7 months ago +3

    The UK is sadly missing out on a lot of things including dental care and fashion.

    • Bxhxbd Hdhh
      Bxhxbd Hdhh Month ago

      Aren't you guys missing out on free health care?

  • Joe Mama
    Joe Mama Year ago +3983

    US Food reporter: "So what are your secret herbs and spices"
    KFC Chef: *Pulls out the periodic table*

  • 陈嫩草
    陈嫩草 6 months ago

    Maybe I can add Mainland China KFC into this comparison. 😘 Actually, even in Mainland China, the components of KFC food vary slightly in different regions. For example, pepper powder is exclusively available in some southern provinces such as Hunan and Sichuan.

  • Xinyi Hua
    Xinyi Hua 2 months ago

    I just can’t imagine kfc chips have so many ingredients

  • W.D.A.
    W.D.A. 7 months ago

    Getting hungry watching this 😋

  • Alesha Zappitella
    Alesha Zappitella 4 months ago

    The famous bowl is amazing 😩

  • blapsz
    blapsz Year ago +5609

    Uk: lets have a snack
    US: lets feed our whole family for a year.

    • Dean Ronson
      Dean Ronson 21 day ago

      You got it all wrong. The amount of food Americans order is consumed in one sitting. Thence the obesity epidemics.

    • Wow
      Wow 21 day ago

      @M.U.F.C I don't think so good. We have a thing about Penzeys flopping around on the field for no reason.

    • Isronaldo
      Isronaldo Month ago

      @M.U.F.C *Football

  • Doge751
    Doge751 3 months ago

    We get Mash and Gravy in Ireland, we have UK stuff with a few US items and its great.

  • real omeni
    real omeni 2 months ago

    "you're not eating this popcorn chicken by yourself"
    Challenge accepted.

  • Saintnick90
    Saintnick90 7 months ago

    KFC used to have corn on the cob, and it was also on the stick.

  • Amritapreet Singh
    Amritapreet Singh Month ago +1

    Everything in United States is so huge and big compared to other countries 😂👍

  • Hello
    Hello Year ago +2290

    “And KFC in the US has released its ingredients.”
    Names the whole periodic table

    • Laust Cawz
      Laust Cawz Year ago

      I don't think so.

    • Hello
      Hello Year ago

      @Laust Cawz yes

    • Laust Cawz
      Laust Cawz Year ago

      ...including gold, silver, platinum, Einsteinium, plutonium...?

  • Monsanto GMO
    Monsanto GMO 7 months ago +1

    Try not to salivate, I LOVE KFC! Watching this makes me hungry!

  • Antonius Evan
    Antonius Evan 3 months ago

    Everytime I see this comparison, I wonder why US almost always has the higher calories/content/weight.

  • satya Palisetty
    satya Palisetty 6 months ago +1

    We love 💕 Uk food type policy..
    Nd we love uk 🥰from india

  • Joseph
    Joseph 7 months ago

    A lot of the stuff 'exclusive' to the US and UK are right here in Australia, we're the best of both worlds.

  • Ashley Marsh
    Ashley Marsh Year ago +1488

    Why is the British fella so serious and then the American is just happy he has all this food

    • suman reddy
      suman reddy 5 months ago

      less food and more costly than the US

    • KillingEve Edits
      KillingEve Edits Year ago

      The accent is anoying me

    • waq
      waq Year ago

      hes serious because he has to pay taxes

    • Audenim Oshea
      Audenim Oshea Year ago +1

      The UK guy's voice is very soothing to me.

    • Justin Smith
      Justin Smith Year ago

      Because we brits only get excited when its necessary

  • Tuxified Art
    Tuxified Art 2 months ago

    i hate how they never compare prices in this series, a lot of the time "equivilant products" will have price differances that put them in perspective, they did it for the dominoes one i think, but not in the rest

  • McWildo
    McWildo 6 months ago +1

    We do have gravy in the UK though? I get it every time

  • Godiller
    Godiller 7 months ago +2

    I now know UK food sucks and US food is amazing but I’m in the uk 😭

  • TheDrBat
    TheDrBat Month ago +1

    0:37 when i saw that my jaw dropped because the large and small are THE EXACT SAME SIZE!

  • Dylan Tully
    Dylan Tully Year ago +852

    So interesting to see what people around the world have on their menu!

    • Sh0mSh0
      Sh0mSh0 Year ago

      Louise Brennan Nah bro, this is actually interesting

    • hannah
      hannah Year ago

      Louise Brennan then why did u watch this...

    • mel
      mel Year ago

      Louise Brennan 0 gcses

    • Metal Bird
      Metal Bird Year ago

      Yes. In my McDonald's in the Philippines, they have spaghetti there with fried chicken lol

    • Crimsonilla
      Crimsonilla Year ago

      Literally the only normal comment in this comment section

  • Cecilia
    Cecilia 6 months ago +13

    Why are the US drinks in literally every episode so big😭😭 who drinks that I can barely drink 400ml during one single meal

    • Anders S
      Anders S 2 months ago

      I mean if you think about it, if you’re getting it through the drive through it’s going to be at least half ice, definitely more tho. Also most people won’t drink the whole thing, it’s just such a similar price that people buy the largest drink in case they will drink it all.

  • Manoo42
    Manoo42 6 months ago +1

    Mmmmmm I need a trip to KFC!!

  • Susi Su
    Susi Su Month ago

    UK KFC must've added mash and gravy since this video was made, as we do get both here.

  • AcapRaichu
    AcapRaichu 4 months ago

    I like how the ingredients says sea salt, salt, potassium chloride and then moments later said salt again

  • OQ
    OQ Year ago +9109

    US fries ingredients be like the back of the shampoo bottle

  • ProjectZeroDawn
    ProjectZeroDawn 2 months ago

    credits to both men for not even taking 1 bite of any of the foods when being introduced

  • Daniel Edmondson
    Daniel Edmondson 6 months ago

    I like the look of the 10 peice bucket in the UK it looks delicious

  • Comp0 Gaming
    Comp0 Gaming  6 months ago

    I don't know if this is in another country but in my country I can get spicy rice with KFC chicken and it's a must try

  • XxuniqXexX
    XxuniqXexX Month ago

    When u realise 98% of things shown in the video are in Australian KFC’s too

  • z
    z Year ago +3763

    Americans: excuse me sir, there’s fry on my chemical.

    • Timber
      Timber Year ago

      @Seven my most liked is 4.5k

    • Isaiah
      Isaiah Year ago

      @Seven ur 25 might be the u had cah this guy has 3.3k ok

    • Isaiah
      Isaiah Year ago

      @z youve got more than1.4k now trust me

    • Isaiah
      Isaiah Year ago


    • Woosh-if-gae
      Woosh-if-gae Year ago

      @Seven he got 3.3k now 😂

  • Jonthan22
    Jonthan22 5 months ago

    FYI, UK KFC now does mash potato. We have always had Gravy, even when this was made so not sure why he said UK doesnt have gravy

  • Sanjeev Gupta
    Sanjeev Gupta 5 months ago

    This much ingredients damn 🔥🔥

  • Millie Codd
    Millie Codd 6 months ago

    Wait the UK do have mash and gravy!! You could see the pots of gravy on the floor when UK guy dropped his chicken peice

  • Just a Janitor
    Just a Janitor 6 months ago

    Thanks for making a video on KFC, we thank it

    WIDE PUTIN Year ago +5817

    And they still can’t figure out what’s causing obesity

    • Gerecht
      Gerecht 2 months ago


    • Amelie Lister
      Amelie Lister 2 months ago


    • Felonious Monk
      Felonious Monk 6 months ago

      @Sophia Kim Let’s play q

    • Koxo
      Koxo 6 months ago

      @Sophia Kim Let’s play you’re being sarcastic?

    • MonkeyDUI
      MonkeyDUI 7 months ago

      Duh people don’t get out as much as they used to.

  • Aus Reddit
    Aus Reddit 7 months ago +1

    Ah yes, I also put sea salt, salt, and salt in my fries

  • XxAesthetic_irisxX
    XxAesthetic_irisxX 4 months ago

    From this show we really only learn that US is just too much 😂

  • Lime Nice
    Lime Nice Month ago

    Love how UK is so chill

  • Cherry Necessary
    Cherry Necessary 2 months ago

    I'm pretty sure we have mash and gravy in UK kfc's 🤣

  • عبدالله الفواز

    of course, every US small is bigger than a UK large
    that is so damn american

    • Sweta Tahilyani
      Sweta Tahilyani Year ago

      I just love how we all went from fried chicken to politics 😂

    • Feet
      Feet Year ago

      @TheOrangeHeadedFella ya

    • Daemeun Marlow
      Daemeun Marlow Year ago

      Bitmosphel you can look it up on the Department of economic and social affairs website

    • Bitmosphel
      Bitmosphel Year ago

      @Daemeun Marlow please give me the much neededevidejxe that states there are more people per house in the USA than the uk

    • Daemeun Marlow
      Daemeun Marlow Year ago

      That’s because the government doesn’t restrict food proportions as much in the US also family households in the US consist of more people

  • B Rod
    B Rod 2 months ago +1

    U.S Fast Food Restaurants should be renamed to “Heart Attack Restaurants! (for a small fee of $11.99 for your 1k calorie meal)”

  • Cosmic Wonder
    Cosmic Wonder 6 months ago

    For me I love both or UK ...I see no difference..

  • Sanil cr
    Sanil cr 4 months ago +2

    These videos never fail to entertain me

  • NajibahM
    NajibahM 6 months ago +2

    I live in the uk and I think that it is wonderful!!! I love how the uk guy is soooo sweet and chill!!!!

    KIMO AJAWIN Year ago +2531

    Uk 🇬🇧: KFC is a fast food restaurant
    Us🇺🇸: KFC is a pharmaceutical company

  • YoongiGotMyHeart
    YoongiGotMyHeart 7 months ago

    I love watching these type of videos instead of eating

  • Example Comment
    Example Comment Month ago

    How do you go through a whole video on portion comparisons without comparing prices...

  • 𝘿 𝘼 𝙉
    𝘿 𝘼 𝙉 23 days ago +1

    Is French fries in us doing a chemistry class 💀

  • Jason Sitkei
    Jason Sitkei 7 months ago

    Honestly this makes me hungry .

  • Brandon Simpson
    Brandon Simpson Year ago +1534

    who else is American and laughs when he reads the US ingredients every video.

    • ZZZTripleZZZ
      ZZZTripleZZZ 11 months ago

      @the gaming Chronicle's with yera i still haven’t died lol

    • Elouise Goodchild
      Elouise Goodchild Year ago

      This makes me glad to be from the uk

    • Brasso
      Brasso Year ago

      Thomas James 😅😅😂😂

    • Ahhh Bahh
      Ahhh Bahh Year ago


  • Dust but with a different pfp

    Thanks Thanks for, making me hungry (I can smell the food XD)

  • Isabella Richardson

    Damn Australian KFC really just gets the best of both almost

  • Hashy09 Gaming
    Hashy09 Gaming 7 months ago

    2:05 when the chicken piece drops his smile 🤣🤣

  • X-Savior Woods
    X-Savior Woods 6 months ago +1

    Even after the Revolutionary War, KFC still has beef with the UK…