Do they even sell this in the U.S.? It doesn’t show up on KFC’s website.
Anyway … fried chicken, generally speaking, has proven to be pretty easy on the blood sugar. But a few weeks ago, I bought two of these stupid Twister things. I guess I wanted something different!
A KFC Twister is basically just a couple of chicken tenders wrapped up in a tortilla with some mayo, lettuce, and some tomato scraps.
The whole thing only weighs about 165g. And the tortilla is obviously going to make this a much less-friendly choice than had I gotten a 3-piece box.
So why do I say that it’s not worth the increase in blood sugar? I mean, look at it! It’s terrible. This barely qualifies as food. No wonder KFC doesn’t put it on their website.
Blood sugar reading before eating: 98
This reading of 98 was on a Saturday afternoon, maybe an hour or two after waking up. I hadn’t eaten anything yet.
Blood sugar reading after eating: 184
This reading was about an hour after I finished my KFC Twister.
And since I bought TWO of these, I tested again:
Blood sugar reading before eating: 95
This reading of 95 was three hours after I had eaten the first Twister. And during that time, I had also taken my daily dose of Metformin … or maybe it was Diabex. Meh. Same stuff.
Blood sugar reading after eating: 156
This reading was about an hour after I finished my second KFC Twister.
It’s probably fair to assume that taking the Metformin/Diabex played a role in the lower blood sugar increase.
I don’t see myself eating anymore KFC Twisters in the future. They’re garbage, and the blood sugar increase is way too high for eating one stupid fried chicken wrap.
Two thumbs down, KFC!