Double Down

17 Apr

Ok, Ok… So as my dear friend, Rovisi, has pointed out to me – no one goes to KFC for healthy food. Fair enough.

I would be lying if I said I didn’t enjoy junk food as much as the next person. I’m talking the occasional (and I mean occasional!) half-a-bag-of-chips, maybe some cupcakes, you know – good ol’ traditional crap.

But with a new generation comes newer and more creative ways to clog up those arteries. Our  foremothers didn’t have Big Macs, Grampa Burgers, or an option to get things “supersized”. No siree daisy mae.
You would think that with all the new information about healthy eating, people would be eating healthier! Instead, diseases like type 2 diabetes are on the rise.

So what’s the latest death burger of choice? KFC’s Double Down.

This burger is so ridiculous, it doesn’t even have a BUN. WTF kind of burger is that??
Nope, no bun – instead, the contents of the bunless wonder are squished between two slices of deep-fried breaded chicken. Yummeh!

How does the colonel describe it?

“The new KFC Double Down sandwich is real! This one-of-a-kind sandwich features two thick and juicy boneless white meat chicken filets (Original Recipe® or Grilled), two pieces of bacon, two melted slices of Monterey Jack and pepper jack cheese and Colonel’s Sauce. This product is so meaty, there’s no room for a bun!”

Coming in at a whopping 540 calories, 32 grams of fat (that’s about as much fat as I eat in an ENTIRE DAY) and a staggering 1,4oo mg of sodium (over half of the RDA for sodium!) – as far as unhealthy foods go, this “burger” takes the cake.
The worst part is that you know it’s more than likely being ordered as a combo with a side of fries and a soft drink!! I’d love to see what that all adds up to!

And am I the only one wondering what the hell “colonel sauce” is?? It’s sort of like “Mac Sauce”… why do fast food places have to give things questionable names? Why??
I did a little investigating and found the following:

Colonel’s Sauce Ingredients
Soybean Oil, Water, Distilled Vinegar, Egg Yolk, Sugar, Salt, Modified Corn Starch, Paprika, Xanthan Gum, Monosodium Glutamate, Spice, Chicken Broth, Garlic Powder, Propylene Glycol Alginate, Potassium Sorbate, Autolyzed Yeast Extract, Soy Sauce (Soybean, Wheat, Salt), Natural Flavor, Chicken Fat, Dehydrated Chicken and Hydrolyzed Corn Gluten.

Gee mom, I wonder how they keep fast food so cheap! BECAUSE IT’S NOT FOOD!

That’s right folks! This sandwich can be yours for the low low price of just 4.99$ (for just the sandwich)!!! Or you can enjoy it with fries and a Coke for 6.99$ !!!
Wooooo Hooooo!


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