Woolworths is taking a stance on the Russian-Ukraine war by changing the name of its own brand of Chicken Kiev and similarly named products in the Deli section. The new name is “Chicken Kyiv’, which recognises the true name of the Ukrainian capital city.
Woolies also intends to make a donation to the Australian Red Cross Ukraine Crisis Appeal for each pack of its own-brand Chicken Kyiv bought by customers over the next four weeks with a goal of raising more than $100,000.
Stefan Romaniw, Chairman of the AFUO, welcomed the change in a statement provided to 9Honey.
“Woolworths gets it—Ukraine is different to Russia. Ukraine has its own language, its own culture, its own history. That’s why using the Russian spelling for the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, in ‘Chicken Kiev’ has always offended Ukrainians,” he said.
“The change being made by Woolworths shows respect for Australian-Ukrainians. It’s also a local action about a global issue.
“By changing the name of Chicken Kiev to Chicken Kyiv, a major Australian business has shown it stands with Ukraine in support of democracy, decency and peace.
“We hope other food providers can make the same change Woolworths has made.
Mexican restaurant chain Mad Mex has dropped a new protein, and it’s one of the most popular street foods in Mexico.
Enter, Chicken Al Pastor. It’s traditionally made with pork and grilled on a spinning rotisserie with a pineapple sitting a top, but Mad Mex has put its own spin on it, serving chicken bathed in an Al Pastor marinade with a touch of juicy pineapple.
You can order the protein-packed filling in your favourite burrito, bowl, quesadilla, nachos, or in a taco.
As always, these things are here for a good time, not a long time. Pop into your local Mad Mex restaurant, order delivery or through the Mad Mex app today.