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Washing hands is for suckers. If only there were an option to forgo the wet mess and just enjoy our favourite snack while still keeping our fingers clean–and no, we don’t want to eat with utensils.

KFC Japan has introduced a new way to have your fried chicken and eat it too…with your hands…without getting messy. How’d they do it? With a glorified plastic bag, of course. The Japanese arm of everyone’s favourite fried chicken joint, Kentucky Fried Chicken, brings you the “fingernap.” It is, for all intents and purposes, a glorified plastic bag that fits over your thumb and index finger. Yes, like a finger condom.


They explain their newest invention in a press release–which is pretty fun in and of itself when automatically translated by Google–stating that the “fingernaps” are perfect for anyone who is also likely to want to use a smartphone while eating their drumstick, or, the entire population of Japan. Brilliant! We can Instagram and eat fried chicken at the same time!

South Korea has been on the fingernaps for their fast food for a while already though, so Japan doesn’t get all the credit. But still, these chicken-specific finger condoms are available at 222 stores across the country.


We’re not sure if and when they’ll make their way over to North America, but until then, we’re going to be wearing small plastic baggies over our hands. Because now that we know this is a thing, we can’t not participate.

We do have one question, though: because the chicken is still “finger lickin’ good,” are we supposed to lick the bag?