KFC to Unveil Edible Coffee Cups in UK

No word yet on whether they're coming to US
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 25, 2015 7:35 PM CST
The edible coffee cups, coming to Kentucky Fried Chicken stores in the UK.   (Kentucky Fried Chicken)

(Newser) – UK customers who buy a cup of coffee at Kentucky Fried Chicken soon won't have to throw their cups away—they'll just eat them. The chain will be testing an edible cup in stores sometime this year, reports the Telegraph. As USA Today explains, the Scoff-ee Cup will be "made from a special, wafer-like biscuit, then wrapped in sugar paper and lined with a layer of heat-resistant white chocolate." Cups also will be infused with different scents.

So far, the chain hasn't announced plans for a similar rollout in the US, but USA Today sees a potentially big market among millennials looking for greener packaging. Eater notes that the concept of an edible cup isn't new, but KFC is the first big chain restaurant to move ahead with the idea. The cups coincide with the launch of Seattle's Best Coffee in KFC's UK facilities.

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