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KFC hopes to avoid a hot mess with new bamboo buckets for poutine

"Poutine just might be one of the messiest snack foods known to humankind.

That also, apparently, makes it the ideal way to test new, environmentally friendly packaging.

The gravy and cheese curd-laden mass of fries will be front and centre next year as KFC launches a trial with bamboo packaging. Eventually, the bamboo buckets could hold everything from the company’s fried chicken to french fries and chicken strips. But first up? Canada’s goopy, rich snack food icon.

“If it can handle the poutine, it can handle other things,” said KFC Canada president and general manager Nivera Wallani as the company announced a trial to begin in early 2020."

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