- Golden fried chicken is the latest bizarre trend to hit the food industry.
- Popeyes is selling fried chicken covered in real 24-karat gold flakes at a handful of locations for one day only, on Thursday.
- Business Insider taste testers were impressed by the decadent dish — and the fact that it costs just $5.
The American food supply has been swamped with a deluge of gold.
Now, Popeyes is getting in on the trend. On Thursday, the chain debuted wings covered in edible 24-karat gold at a handful of locations across the United States. A six-piece meal, served with a biscuit and a side, will be available for one day only.
Business Insider taste tested the luxe chicken on Thursday. Here’s what it’s like to eat Popeyes wings covered in real gold flakes:
Popeyes is serving the 24-Karat Champagne Wings in just four locations: Elizabeth, New Jersey; New York City; New Orleans; and Anaheim, California.
And yes — the $5 fast-food fried chicken contains real gold.