Reacting to Henry-May's Facebook post, shoppers gave the new flavour their seal of approval, with one anticipating it would taste "so yum", and another tagging a friend to exclaim: "We would destroy this."
While most were excited about the new chook variety, others were concerned it might be too spicy. However, the new flavour is a mild sauce with a sweet and tangy taste. As the name suggests, it originated in the US city of Memphis, Tennessee, and is achieved by combining various ingredients including ketchup, vinegar, molasses and spices such as garlic and paprika.
New chook available for a limited time
A Woolworths spokesperson confirmed the new addition to the chook stand will be on sale for some time to come. "The plot chickens! We're excited about our new seasonal 'Memphis BBQ' hot roast chicken. It's available now at most Woolworths stores across Australia," the spokesperson told Yahoo News.
Yahoo News understands the Memphis BBQ chook will be available for around 12 months although this is subject to change. Previous iterations of the Woolies favourite have included a country-style marinated roast chicken with herb bread crumb stuffing, and a garlic bread seasoned roast chicken.
Woolworths sells a whopping 4,500 tonnes of roast chickens each year, making it the retailer's most popular food product after fresh fruit and vegetables.
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