In the age of misinformation, rumor mills and deepfake videos, sometimes it's difficult to know what's what.
But when a physical item is placed before you, and you can evaluate it in-person with your own two eyes... you still don't stand a chance, apparently.
Because what is very clearly a bucket of fried chicken is actually not that at all: It's ice cream.
The "Not Fried Chicken" Ice Cream Bucket comes from Cynthia Wong, the lauded pasty chef behind Life Raft Treats, South Carolina’s favorite ice cream truck. They first debuted locally a couple years ago, but now they are available for national delivery via Goldbelly.
The bucket features nine fried chicken drumstick lookalikes, which in reality are waffle-flavored ice cream bars with a chocolate-covered cookie “bone,” coated with white chocolate and crushed corn flake "breading." It's all shipped frozen with dry ice, so it arrives at your house cold and ready to go
Each piece is crispy, crunchy, creamy, salty and sweet, and because they come in a bucket adorned with a chicken, it should be easy to trick your unsuspecting friends. Should that be a thing you enjoy doing.
Just to hammer home the point, the website says: "Product does not contain chicken." But the ice cream is made with locally-farmed eggs.
So let the debate begin.