‘Add a filter maybe it will be better,’ one person advised the man who took to Twitter to share how KFC ‘did him a dirty’ with their kota.

A young TikToker has left South Africans in stitches after heading online to share his hilarious “What I ordered vs What I got” experience. The man is one of many people who were overly excited to try the KFC Sphathlo but unfortunately for him, his excitement fell flat when he saw what was in inside his box.

The post went viral as many discussed the meal and how many times they too fell victim to buying things they saw online and then getting disappointed by what arrives.

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Hundreds of people have flocked to fast food restaurant KFC to get their hands on the food from the limited menu.

One of those foods is the R80 Sphathlo or as many here in South Africa call it — the kota.

KFC sphathlo TikTok
KFC chicken kota. The KFC sphathlo is making waves on social media. Image via Twitter @AdvoBarryRoux

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A TikToker decided to give the kota a go but was truly disappointed by what he got. Heading to TikTok, the man shared a clip explaining his disappoint.

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Naturally, many jokes about the kota were made in the comment section. While some slammed the fast food company, others slammed the TikToker for believing everything he sees online.

Here are some of their comments:

KatlegoNamane07 hilariously wrote: “Add filter maybe it will be better.” While Rebel_diablo️ said: “We warned you. Y’all don’t listen.”

Lucy commented:

“This is why I always check if my order is in order. If it don’t match the advertising pictures I return it.”

Another app user remarked that the kota looks like a “joking hazard.”

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Mimi is a multi-talented and multilingual writer who specializes in fictional and non-fictional writing, research, editing, and translation. She has always been passionate about languages from a young age and has completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Science from the University of South Africa and has gained practical screenwriting experience fromthe greatest Head writers in the country such as Bongi Ndaba and Caroline Doherty. She boasts a flair for languages, a knack for research, and a hard nose for journalism. She has been active in the pursuit of accessibility and development in underprivileged communities where careers in media might not always be an option. She started her first internship straight out of high school, was involved in the development of a local television channel in Eastern Cape, South Africa, and has worked with smaller local media outlets as well.