A TikToker caught a Chinese restaurant apparently using dinosaur-shaped chicken nuggets for its sesame chicken.
For months, the disruption of supply chains combined with the nation’s hunger for chicken has led to a poultry shortage that’s affecting restaurants all across the country.
The video’s creator seemingly changed their username to @dinonuggies4life2021 after the video gained viral attention in just one week.
The video shows a hot bar at a buffet with the words” “Are y’all seeing what I’m seeing?” as “It’s a Hard Knock Life” from Annie plays in the background.
The video was uploaded to TikTok on Nov. 4, and it’s amassed over 10 million views, 1 million likes, and over 10,000 comments since. Many TikTokers shared their disbelief in the comments section. Others suspected the Dino nuggets taste good.
According to USA Today, the country experienced the start of a poultry shortage in May 2021. The publication spoke with National Chicken Council spokesman Tom Super, who confirmed that “Yes, supply is somewhat tight, but the sky certainly isn’t falling.”
People in the comments weren’t too concerned—on the contrary, some were eager to try out some sesame dino nuggets for themselves. Hey, chickens are basically dinosaurs anyway. Reject modernity; embrace tradition, I say.
“Chicken shortage so real they replaced it with prehistoric meat,” one commenter joked. Another demanded to know whether or not the dish was good or not.
“That would be worse than an infestation! I mean, we can just buy them from the grocery store!”
“Dino nuggets over no food, I mean come on. It looks pretty good too!”
“I’m getting me some Dino nuggets. Yum! I might just go buy sesame seeds and chicken, too, while we are at it. #yummyinmytummy.”
“I would one hundred percent eat dino nugget sesame chicken.”
“I don’t care that they used dino nuggets. I just wanna see how good they taste,” wrote one delighted TikToker.
“Don’t be suspicious,” wrote another. “Don’t be suspicious.”
“Okay, but that honestly looks really good.”
“Chicken shortage so real that they replaced it with prehistoric meat.”
“Bruh, not the dino nuggets.”