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KFC's Bacon Sandwich On Fried Chicken "Bread" Starts Killing People Nationwide April 12
The Consumerist ^ | April 2, 2010 | Chris Morran

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.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Food; Health/Medicine
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1 posted on 04/04/2010 6:00:57 AM PDT by Daffynition
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To: Daffynition
lol!
2 posted on 04/04/2010 6:03:00 AM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a long tradition of tolerance." ~Hussein Obama, June 4, 2009, Cairo, Egypt)
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To: Daffynition

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.


3 posted on 04/04/2010 6:04:43 AM PDT by sueuprising
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To: Daffynition
Like John Lennon said, " 'ism, 'ism, 'ism". Why don't people stop being poking their noses in other peoples' ?

(Not you, Daffy)

4 posted on 04/04/2010 6:04:57 AM PDT by InvisibleChurch (1 birth, 2 deaths; 2 births, 1 death)
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To: South40

Excellent!!!!

I hope it makes it to Japan!!!

ME WANT!!!


5 posted on 04/04/2010 6:05:03 AM PDT by Ronin
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To: Daffynition

If KFC wasn’t so stupidly overpriced I’d try one.


6 posted on 04/04/2010 6:05:37 AM PDT by Woebama (Never, never, never quit)
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To: South40

7 posted on 04/04/2010 6:08:04 AM PDT by Daffynition ( In the span of one man's lifetime, only the individual has any potential - not the collective.)
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To: sueuprising

8 posted on 04/04/2010 6:09:31 AM PDT by Daffynition ( In the span of one man's lifetime, only the individual has any potential - not the collective.)
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To: Peanut Gallery

Protein for a starving sister ping.


9 posted on 04/04/2010 6:10:21 AM PDT by Professional Engineer (Day 3: the nice Jewish boy pulls off the greatest escape ever.)
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To: Daffynition

i don’t know how to insert pictures here but Homer Simpson drooling is called for. It looks like a meal from Krusty Burger.


10 posted on 04/04/2010 6:10:23 AM PDT by wiggen (Government owned slave.)
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To: InvisibleChurch

11 posted on 04/04/2010 6:10:49 AM PDT by Daffynition ( In the span of one man's lifetime, only the individual has any potential - not the collective.)
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To: Daffynition

It’s probably lower-carb than their regular sandwiches. Processed white bread will kill you.


12 posted on 04/04/2010 6:11:01 AM PDT by alicewonders
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To: Ronin

13 posted on 04/04/2010 6:11:28 AM PDT by Daffynition ( In the span of one man's lifetime, only the individual has any potential - not the collective.)
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To: sueuprising

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.


14 posted on 04/04/2010 6:11:29 AM PDT by cake_crumb (President Reagan on ObieCare: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRdLpem-AAs&feature=player_embedded#)
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To: Daffynition

It’s bacon!!!


15 posted on 04/04/2010 6:12:01 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: sueuprising

I’d hit it..


16 posted on 04/04/2010 6:12:04 AM PDT by Dog
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To: Woebama
That's not very patriotic of you. ;P


17 posted on 04/04/2010 6:13:02 AM PDT by Daffynition ( In the span of one man's lifetime, only the individual has any potential - not the collective.)
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To: alicewonders

18 posted on 04/04/2010 6:14:09 AM PDT by Daffynition ( In the span of one man's lifetime, only the individual has any potential - not the collective.)
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To: Daffynition

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!


19 posted on 04/04/2010 6:14:44 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (No apologies.)
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To: Ronin
I hope it makes it to Japan!!!

The sandwich or the restaurant?

20 posted on 04/04/2010 6:15:52 AM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a long tradition of tolerance." ~Hussein Obama, June 4, 2009, Cairo, Egypt)
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To: Daffynition

I think its been around for years, a Chicken Cordon Bleu is just a bit more refined but pretty much the same ingredients.


21 posted on 04/04/2010 6:16:31 AM PDT by Bob Buchholz
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To: Daffynition

Hmm. But I’ll stick with an order of KFC chicken livers...


22 posted on 04/04/2010 6:16:42 AM PDT by LRS (Just contracts; just laws; just a constitution...)
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To: Daffynition

I’d actually try it - minus the fries. It doesn’t look bad to me!


23 posted on 04/04/2010 6:17:11 AM PDT by alicewonders
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To: Daffynition

Of course; no one has been pitching a fit about chicken cordon bleu...


24 posted on 04/04/2010 6:17:51 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: South40

The sandwich.

There are KFCs everywhere. I had lunch there just last week.


25 posted on 04/04/2010 6:17:52 AM PDT by Ronin
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To: who knows what evil?
Hold the chicken ...double-down the BACON!


26 posted on 04/04/2010 6:18:04 AM PDT by Daffynition ( In the span of one man's lifetime, only the individual has any potential - not the collective.)
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To: sueuprising
Good grief, this “sandwich” is too much.

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.

27 posted on 04/04/2010 6:18:04 AM PDT by John Valentine
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To: Colonel_Flagg

28 posted on 04/04/2010 6:19:35 AM PDT by Daffynition ( In the span of one man's lifetime, only the individual has any potential - not the collective.)
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To: cake_crumb

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.


29 posted on 04/04/2010 6:20:03 AM PDT by sueuprising
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To: Woebama
If KFC wasn’t so stupidly overpriced I’d try one.

There will be buy-one-get-one-free coupons for them.

30 posted on 04/04/2010 6:20:38 AM PDT by library user
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To: Ronin
So are the Japanese as unhealthy and obese as Americans?

There's a KFC about 1/2 mile from my house. I think I last ate there in 1991.

31 posted on 04/04/2010 6:20:43 AM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a long tradition of tolerance." ~Hussein Obama, June 4, 2009, Cairo, Egypt)
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To: sueuprising

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.


32 posted on 04/04/2010 6:21:40 AM PDT by John Valentine
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To: Daffynition

Now THAT is funny. Thanks for the smile!


33 posted on 04/04/2010 6:21:42 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (No apologies.)
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To: Daffynition
Or go down to the donut shop and get one of their burgers


34 posted on 04/04/2010 6:22:30 AM PDT by deport
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To: Bob Buchholz

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.


35 posted on 04/04/2010 6:23:25 AM PDT by Daffynition ( In the span of one man's lifetime, only the individual has any potential - not the collective.)
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To: John Valentine

“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.


36 posted on 04/04/2010 6:25:23 AM PDT by sueuprising
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To: LRS
Here ya go!


37 posted on 04/04/2010 6:25:38 AM PDT by Daffynition ( In the span of one man's lifetime, only the individual has any potential - not the collective.)
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To: library user

38 posted on 04/04/2010 6:27:39 AM PDT by Daffynition ( In the span of one man's lifetime, only the individual has any potential - not the collective.)
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To: deport

Now, THAT is a Lutherburger.


39 posted on 04/04/2010 6:29:30 AM PDT by John Valentine
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To: Daffynition
That doesn't even sound like something I would eat. Blech!

Give me a spinach, broccoli, lettuce, tomato, olive, cheese and grilled chicken salad any day.

40 posted on 04/04/2010 6:29:33 AM PDT by raybbr (I hate B(ig) H(ead) Obama)
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To: Daffynition

Ohhhh...my eyes...now you’ve gone and done it. Bacon attack!


41 posted on 04/04/2010 6:29:52 AM PDT by Sender (It's never too late to be who you could have been.)
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To: deport
I confess. I want one!


42 posted on 04/04/2010 6:30:29 AM PDT by Daffynition ( In the span of one man's lifetime, only the individual has any potential - not the collective.)
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To: Daffynition

LOL!

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...)


43 posted on 04/04/2010 6:30:44 AM PDT by LRS (Just contracts; just laws; just a constitution...)
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To: sueuprising
Ah, yes, why use breaded chicken when you can use FRESH turkey breast slices.

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!

44 posted on 04/04/2010 6:31:16 AM PDT by muawiyah ("Git Out The Way")
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To: sueuprising

Whoa! I thought my intention was obviously “light” and good natured!

Try a Lutherburger and relax!


45 posted on 04/04/2010 6:31:35 AM PDT by John Valentine
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To: who knows what evil?; Daffynition

They’d be pitching a fit if KFC marketed it.


46 posted on 04/04/2010 6:35:04 AM PDT by cake_crumb (President Reagan on ObieCare: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRdLpem-AAs&feature=player_embedded#)
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To: raybbr

French fries topped with cheese curds, egg, bacon and covered in brown gravy.

This food will kill you. It’s served

In its own coffin.

Hail! Bacon Poutine !!

47 posted on 04/04/2010 6:35:05 AM PDT by Daffynition ( In the span of one man's lifetime, only the individual has any potential - not the collective.)
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To: Daffynition
Drive Faster!!!

Photobucket

48 posted on 04/04/2010 6:36:54 AM PDT by digger48
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To: Daffynition

LOL!


49 posted on 04/04/2010 6:37:10 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops....and vote out the RINOS!)
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To: Daffynition

I quit going to KFC when they switched from Coke to Pepsi.


50 posted on 04/04/2010 6:37:14 AM PDT by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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