Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Double Down?

Saw the commercial for this about a week ago... Glad everyone else seems to think it is a bad idea like I thought :)

Many Give KFC's Double Down a Thumbs-Down

The story getting the widest coverage across the Internet so far this week isn't about nuclear arms, the Supreme Court or even Sarah Palin's latest sound bite. It's the debut of the Double Down -- a fast-food phenomenon from KFC.

It's bacon, Monterrey and Pepper Jack cheeses with a dollop of mayonnaise-ish "Colonel's sauce" -- sandwiched between two chicken fillets (fried or grilled). No bread. That's the gimmick. It's why practically every restaurant critic in the land -- along with bloggers for food, pop culture, entertainment and even a few politics sites -- went out and bought one Monday, then wrote about the experience.

Besides complaints about the taste and presentation, KFC is under fire for the Double Down's nutritional content. The fried version has 540 calories and 32 grams of fat, and the grilled has 460 calories and 23 grams of fat. While that's not as bad as some other fast foods, it's enough to make the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine urge the company not to market the meatwich to children.

The rest of the article here.

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