Airheads baffles social media after unveiling a ‘disgusting’ new food item: ‘Hard pass’

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It’s 2021 and we officially have an Airheads chicken sandwich. 

The Chicken Sandwich Wars have been ongoing for over two years now, with Burger King, Taco Bell and even Pringles throwing their hat into the ring. Now, it’s Airheads’ turn.

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On July 6, the candy brand debuted its bizarre, savory-sweet creation: “The Airheads Candy Chicken Sandy.”

The Airheads chicken sandwich is certainly something to look at. It sits on a sparkly, rainbow-colored bun made out of Airheads Xtremes. Beyond that, the fried chicken is topped with coleslaw, spicy mayo and pickles, according to Food & Wine.

Airheads debuted the snack at Frances’ Deli & Brunchery, a restaurant in Chicago. It was only available for a day, but that was more than enough time to set social media ablaze.

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Twitter users had plenty of thoughts about the Airheads chicken sandwich, with some calling it “gross” or “disgusting.”

“Hard pass,” one user tweeted

“A chicken sandwich with a 100% Airheads candy bun. No…..” another wrote.

However, other users were a little less judgmental. Some said they wanted a chance to try it. 

 “It looks absolutely amazing,” one user tweeted

The divisive snack item harkens back to plenty of similar items that have gone viral over the past year. In 2020, Burger King Taiwan sent social media spiraling with a limited-edition “Chocolate Whopper.” Meanwhile, Pizza Hut U.K. sparked a debate with a “Christmas Pizza” that featured gravy instead of sauce

As for the Airheads chicken sandwich, it remains to be seen if we’ll ever get a chance to try it again. 

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