I have travelled up and down the east coast the last few years for work and I've only found ONE KFC that still has Kentucky Nuggets, and yes they do taste different than the chicken strips that every other KFC has. The difference is very simple, they seem to be made from Colonel Sanders' Original Recipe and taste very much like it, and a little less greasy. KFC's chicken strips (that every other KFC has) are more like the newer Extra Crispy chicken (which I don't even believe is a Colonel Sanders recipe either). And no, Kentucky Nuggets are not (nor were they ever) all white meat chicken. They appear to be a mix of white and dark meat, but much better/leaner than the original gristly McDonalds McNuggets and still tastier and spicier than McDonald's new McNuggets today. And they have a LOT more taste than KFC's bland Crispy Strips. I can't figure out for the life of me why KFC discontinued Kentucky Nuggets nation-wide in favor of the strips. The company seems to just make 1 bad decision after another.
So if you miss KFC's Kentucky Nuggets and are ever travelling up or down I-95 on the U.S. east coast, believe it or not, you can find them about a couple miles from the I-95/I-695 exit just east of Baltimore in Essex, Maryland. It's the only KFC I've found that STILL has the Original Recipe Kentucky Nuggets! And since they don't get promoted by KFC anymore, they are almost always made to order in 6, 9, & 20 piece orders, so you have to have exactly 9 minutes to spare (that's what they always say), but it's worth it. They are exactly the same as they were 10 years ago. I kid you not. The 11 Original herbs and spices don't lie.
By the way, I hate KFC's potato wedges & wings. KFC's original french fries were much better, but the problem with them was that if they weren't fresh, they were just awful. The potato wedges seem to have a better shelf life. I guess that's why they switched. What a shame. And don't even get me started on those discustingly aweful boneless gelatinous candied imitation honey/barbecue winga-ma-things. I don't want to have to barf in public. If you have to dunk the chicken in that much sugary goo, why not just go all the way and dip them in chocolate or caramel next time? Just discusting. What were they thinking???
And while I'm on a rant, did you know that KFC's new "Bowls" are "famous"??? Famous for what I have no clue. Poor Colonel Sanders must be turning over in his grave. KFC has really gone down hill.