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Artery Alert: KFC's '9 For $9.95' Deal Is Back

To commemorate the Australia Day long weekend, KFC has re-introduced its 9 for $9.95 Tuesdays deal — that’s nine pieces of finger-lickin’ chicken crammed into a greasy box. At $1.10 per piece, this is excellent value for money, but eating the whole thing in one sitting definitely isn’t advised. Read on for the calorie damage.

Following in the footsteps of Hungry Jack’s Twosdays promotion, KFC has brought back its $9.95 nine-piece chicken deal. This works out to around $1.10 per piece; better than supermarket prices.

According to KFC’s nutrition guide, the 9 For $9.95 deal has a total energy count of approximately 8032.5kJ. That’s practically your entire daily energy intake in one sitting, even if you refrain from a soft drink and chips. As you’d expect, the deal also contains a dangerous amount of sodium and saturated fats — 4041 milligrams and a whopping 25.2 grams, respectively.

That said, the ’9 For $9.95′ box is a great way to split a naughty lunch between a pair of co-workers (three pieces should be more than enough for most people) or as a cheap family dinner. Alternatively, you could freeze the remainder for when late-night hunger pangs strike.

As we noted last year, you can bolster the value even further by requesting extra breast and thigh pieces. (KFC has a policy against this, but we find most employees will happily flout it if their manager isn’t watching.)

See also: Takeaway Truth: KFC’s Grilled Salsa Twister | Taste-Test: The KFC ‘Boneless Box’ Is A Tasty Rip-Of | Takeaway Truth: KFC Zinger Pie | Chook Face-Off: Which Takeaway Chicken Chain Is Australia’s Head Cock?