As the year comes to an end, it’s time to enjoy the annual Japanese Christmas tradition of eating Kentucky Fried Chicken for dinner during the holiday season.
The fascinating Christmas tradition of eating fried chicken first started in 1974 thanks to Takeshi Okawara’s dream of a “Party Barrel” to be sold on Christmas Day which was brought to life that year with the marketing campaign titled Kurisumasu ni wa Kentakkii, or Kentucky for Christmas in English. You can read more about how KFC became a tradition in Japan in my earlier post here.
This year we ordered the original Christmas party barrel that includes 8 pieces of fried chicken, a specialty mince chicken meat lasagna, a chocolate cake, and a 2021 version of the KFC Christmas Plate. The Christmas party barrel cost 4,100 yen ($35.89 USD).
The barrel also includes a handwritten note from the store. The note is a thank you message from the store and wishes the customers to have a wonderful time with KFC.
We also ordered the BBQ chicken that was packed in a gold winter-themed box. Each piece cost 650 yen ($5.70 USD).
Of course, we had to get the KFC biscuits that cost 230 yen ($2.01 USD) each.
That’s it for this year’s annual KFC Christmas food. Thank you for taking the time to read this post and happy holidays!
Here is a closer look at the full Christmas 2021 menu at KFC:
I’m Jake Caprino, who is more commonly known by the online alias Swaps4. I’m a business owner based in Japan. I enjoy writing about anime, video games, and bits & pieces of Japanese culture.