Sep 2, 2009

KFC's Gamble of a Sandwich

I'm a southern guy. I get it. Bad food is just sort of a way of life. I've had just about every deep fried concoction on the planet, and it all seems perfectly normal to me. Chicken fried steak. Chicken fried chicken. If you can cover it in flour and drop it into scalding oil, chances are I've had it.

But I'm not so sure about the Frankensteinian monster KFC has cooked up. It's the ultimate in decadence, has been the butt of every hack comedian's jokes about America's weight, and we all had to know it would come, eventually.

I present: The Double Down Sandwich, from KFC. According to New York Daily News:

KFC’s newest “sandwich” is a heart-stopping creation that seems literally to die for: it layers two kinds of cheese with bacon and oozes “Colonel’s sauce.” The twist? Instead of bread, two deep-fried chicken breasts round out the calorific concoction.

I'm not saying it looks terrible - I'll hold my opinion on that - but I will say that it looks like a direct challenge to the nation's current healthcare industry. It's currently being test marketed in Providence, RI and Omaha, NE and, if successful, will hit national markets sometime soon.


  1. I'm trying to imagine eating it. I can only think of how greasy it will be, holding two pieces of chicken like a sandwich.

  2. The trick is not letting the sandwich eat you.