Skip to comments.KFC's Bacon Sandwich On Fried Chicken "Bread" Starts Killing People Nationwide April 12
Posted on 04/04/2010 6:00:57 AM PDT by Daffynition
Last August, we wrote about the "Double Down," a mysteriously tempting (and potentialy lethal) new food item being tested by KFC. For those coming late to the story, it's bacon and cheese sandwiched between two pieces of fried chicken. And now, many months later, I'll finally be able to get my hands on one.
KFC announced the decision to go live with the Double Down yesterday, but we weren't sure they weren't playing a April Fools gag. But no, they truly are going nationwide with the delicacy on April 12.
The sandwich will be available in two forms. The Original Recipe sandwich will set you back about 540 calories, 32g of fat and 1380mg of sodium. The not-as-bad-for-you Grilled Double Down totals 460 calories, 23g of fat and 1430mg of sodium.
My daughter told me about this food item with the overtones of horror in her voice. After seeing this photo of it, I can understand why. It looks absolutely disgusting. Who would use two pieces of chicken as if they were bread? Good grief, this “sandwich” is too much.
(Not you, Daffy)
I hope it makes it to Japan!!!
If KFC wasn’t so stupidly overpriced I’d try one.
Protein for a starving sister ping.
i don’t know how to insert pictures here but Homer Simpson drooling is called for. It looks like a meal from Krusty Burger.
It’s probably lower-carb than their regular sandwiches. Processed white bread will kill you.
I agree the thing doesn’t look too appetizing, but those who find the item “horrifying” are free not to buy it. The thing about all fast food is that nobody is holding guns to our heads and forcing us to eat it.
I’d hit it..
I’m sure the headline writer also thinks that SUVs cause traffic accidents.
The horror ... gangs of roving chicken sandwiches stalking our streets ... terrorizing our children .... oh, the Huge Manatee!
The sandwich or the restaurant?
I think its been around for years, a Chicken Cordon Bleu is just a bit more refined but pretty much the same ingredients.
Hmm. But I’ll stick with an order of KFC chicken livers...
I’d actually try it - minus the fries. It doesn’t look bad to me!
Of course; no one has been pitching a fit about chicken cordon bleu...
There are KFCs everywhere. I had lunch there just last week.
By all means, if Col. Sanders tries to stuff this down your throat, I'll be there at your side, defending you.
On the other hand I demand MY right to eat two or three of these tasty confections at a sitting if I choose to. Please don't you get all goody-goody on me and put your nose where it does not belong.
Of course I totally agree that if you find it unappetizing, you are free not to buy it. Evidently, KFC believes that there is a market out there for this type of thing, and went for it. I also believe that people should be able to make their own decisions about what they partake of whether it be fried chicken sandwiches or Marlboro Lights. I may not want to eat certain foods and do not smoke, but I defend the rights of others to do so. All this policing by the government, for our “own good”, is socialistic control, and heralds the death of our culture.
There will be buy-one-get-one-free coupons for them.
There's a KFC about 1/2 mile from my house. I think I last ate there in 1991.
By the way, if this item turns you off so completely, I’d suggest investigating the tasty item known as a “Lutherburger”. This will really get your knickers in a twist.
Now THAT is funny. Thanks for the smile!
But this is so much more! ;)
KFC® Grilled Chicken
Fresh Chicken Marinated with: Salt, Sodium Phosphate, and Monosodium Glutamate.
Seasoned with: Maltodextrin, Salt, Bleached Wheat Flour, Partially Hydrogenated Soybean and Cottonseed Oil, Monosodium Glutamate, Secret Kentucky Grilled Chicken Spices, Palm Oil, Natural Flavor, Garlic Powder, Soy Sauce (Soybean, Wheat, Salt), Chicken Fat, Chicken Broth, Autolyzed Yeast, Beef Powder, Rendered Beef Fat, Extractives of Turmeric, Dehydrated Carrot, Onion Powder, and Not More Than 2% Each of Calcium Silicate and Silicon Dioxide Added as Anticaking Agents.
Contains Wheat and Soy.
“On the other hand I demand MY right to eat two or three of these tasty confections at a sitting if I choose to. Please don’t you get all goody-goody on me and put your nose where it does not belong.”
For goodness sakes, I was simply commenting on the sandwich. It was not a political statement. I have another post that states, I defend the right of anyone to eat what they want or smoke cigarettes despite my own personal convictions. I do not like the government to interfere with an individual’s right to choose as if that individual is not intelligent enough to make his own decision. That being said, I wish some of the posters here would lighten up when the subject being posted is not serious.
Now, THAT is a Lutherburger.
Give me a spinach, broccoli, lettuce, tomato, olive, cheese and grilled chicken salad any day.
Ohhhh...my eyes...now you’ve gone and done it. Bacon attack!
Don’t go to KFC very often, but on those rare occasions, I feel like ordering a wagon full of their chicken livers ( the only chicken livers like, btw...)
Just had a variation on that one. Two gluten free waffle sectors, one with blackberry preserves, the other with lingon berry preserves, filled with hot ham.
Ummmm, ummmm, ummmm!
Whoa! I thought my intention was obviously “light” and good natured!
Try a Lutherburger and relax!
They’d be pitching a fit if KFC marketed it.
French fries topped with cheese curds, egg, bacon and covered in brown gravy.
This food will kill you. Its served
In its own coffin.
Hail! Bacon Poutine !!
I quit going to KFC when they switched from Coke to Pepsi.
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