Collectors Scramble to get Popeyes Barrel Aged Sandwich
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, it should be no surprise that the Popeyes chicken sandwich is still taking the nation by storm. With stores selling out in mere hours, the demand for the sandwich has never been higher. Or so we thought.
Popeyes has just announced their limited barrel aged sandwich. The Black Label Sandwich, also known as the Gentleman’s Sandwich, is the chicken sandwich you’ve come to love, only aged in Oak for three years, then in neutral oak for two, and then in a Sherry finished cask.
“It’s an abomination,” says head distiller Jamaal Kirkwood. “I don’t know why we did it, but we should’ve never. It’s godless.”
Aged in a warehouse in Indiana, the Gentleman’s Sandwich is supposed to have something for every collector.
“It comes in a normal bag,” says master collector Shirley Barr. “So, like, I can’t imagine how it’ll last in my cellar. But I’m definitely holding on to it as long as I can.”
“That oak really comes through,” says expert taster Marcus Dunstly. “I haven’t decided if that’s good or not. I’ve never considered stuffing solid food into a barrel. I really can’t say how I feel. But my first reaction is that it’s the foulest thing I’ve ever tasted.”
The Gentleman’s Sandwich is certainly not for everyone. Being aged for so long, the bread has in fact begun to ferment.
“This thing gave me alcohol poisoning,” says Dunstly. “How?”
Speculated market prices for the Gentleman’s Sandwich is currently at $700.