Gravy Mashies: KFC bring back fried potato balls with a twist after huge demand

After almost a decade of online pressure and oddly passionate fan outrage KFC Australia have finally put something back on the menu that has been sorely missed: Gravy Mashies. For those who may not remember the fast food classic, they are basically deep-fried golden potato balls, and now they come oozing with gravy inside.

Australians will be the first ones re-introduced to these crunchy treats, which have seen a cult-like following build over the past eight years. They come by the box and are coated in a “secret seasoning”, giving the surface some serious flavour before the warm, thick gravy centre comes pouring out.

The balls were trialed in Tasmania back in 2015, where KFC Australia sold over 130,000 in just under two weeks.

“There were thousands of comments on our social post with people outside of Tassie begging fro them and asking when they were going to get them”, explained Director of Marketing, Group Meals at KFC, Angela Richards. “When you have fans who are this passionate about a project, you have to give them what they want”.

Gravy Mashies will be on sale at 600 Australian stores from now, for a limited time, with the last box to be auctioned on eBay on 19th October to raise funds for Reach Foundation, a charity KFC have been supporting for the past fourteen years. The auction winner will be flown return to Sydney for an exclusive visit to the KFC test kitchen.


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Chris Singh

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