Make no mistake, I’m a carnivore. Or, rather, I was before the incident last year. Now, I’m afraid I can no longer look at something like this and not gag:
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.
For anyone even remotely considering this, allow me to let you know that the “sandwich’s” nutritional stats are 540 calories, 32g of fat, and 1380mg of sodium. That’s for the Original Recipe, of course. Health-minded diners can go for the grilled variant which has a mere 460 calories, 23g of fat, and 1430mg of sodium.
Good luck with that. I’ll be over at the Subway, the Tropical Smoothie Cafe, or Atlanta Bread Co.
(Hat tip: Hot Air.)