by Michael dEstries
Categories: Eats.

double down kfc

Last fall, KFC announced that they were testing a new type of sandwich in a few markets. Unlike, say, something that comes in-between two bread buns, this one contains “two slices of bacon, melted slices of Swiss and pepper jack cheese and a dollop of ‘the Colonel’s sauce” stuffed between two pieces of fried chicken.

You would think that such a creation would find a few loyal fans — but avoid mass-market penetration. Nope. Our society is that nutritionally f–ked.

KFC has announced that they will be rolling out the new “Double-Down” sandwich on April 12th nationwide. But is it really all that awful? Well yes, but not compared to others:

“It’s not nearly as bad as you’d think (it’s nowhere near some of the Hardee’s sandwiches, by comparison),” said a commenter on Runner’s World. “The fried version is 540 calories and 32g fat. Grilled version is 460 cals w/ 23g fat. As an example, the new jalapeno chix sandwich from Hardee’s is 610 cals w/39g fat. Go all out with a Monster Thickburger and you’ll ring up 1320 cals w/95g fat!”

Hardees must have stock in Lipitor. As the above shows, just avoid fast food in general, folks!

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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