April 14, 2010

I'll take an extra large fries with that disgusting monstrosity, please...

All hail KFC, as their fast food gurus have done the seemingly impossible... they have made fast food more bad for you, more messy, more heart attack inducing, and yes, more gross. Ick.

This week they introduced the Double Down, a heap ("breadless sandwich") of bacon, cheese, salt and gooey sauce stuffed between two slabs of fried chicken. So, let me get this right -- no bread, just two servings of fried chicken, clumped together with bacon, cheap gooey cheese, sodium and mystery sauce. My heart is fading just thinking about it. How do you eat this? How many Weight Watchers points is that damn thing?

According the The Globe and Mail online, this is a new high, or low, in the fast food wars, as it is the first menu offering to outdo Wendy's The Baconator. Man, am I behind the times ---- what the hell is a Baconator? Is it a burger the size of Schwarzenegger with bacon and Swiss cheese? And can I get onion rings with that?

It seems like just a couple of years ago that the Burger King's and McDonald's of the world were rushing to get on the healthy wrap, fat-free, salad bar bandwagon. So are those days over, and we are now living in a high carb, high fat, mystery cheese dripping, supersized, deep-fried world? Good thing we don't have any obesity issues in the western world...

I have no problem with KFC doing this -- they are a business, it is a free market, and this will succeed or fail based on its sales. Still, I am curious to see what their healthy offerings are. Is there a Subway beside them in each location?

If this damn thing takes off, it may be enough to bring down Obama's universal health care before it gets started.

The DD is not here in Canada yet. Is that good or bad?

12 comments:

Rusty Hoe said...

Is it really bad that I want to try that? Mystery sauce mmmmmmmmm. I can hear the transfats and sodium calling me from across the Pacific.

My local fish and chip shop has a "heart attack burger" on the menu which may be able to outdo it. At least they believe in giving you a warning before you tuck in.

inannasstar said...

I got agida just looking at this thing. They should hand out a Pepcid with this bitch.

Michael Rivers said...

I thought the same thing when I saw this advertised. It makes my stomach turn just looking at the picture.

Robbie said...

This reminds me of the bunless Six Dollar Burger sold at Carl's Jr/Hardee's. Only grosser.

The funny part about this is that if they had put this on a bun it would just be another chicken sandwich.

laura linger said...

Revolting. I'll pass.

Kate@And Then I Was a Mom said...

But you can also get it with grilled chicken! Because it is LESS gross to try to wrap your hands around oily chicken instead of breaded chicken. Ew.

Annie (Lady M) x said...

Now, maybe it's a British thing, but I think that it looks quite tasty..... that's bad isn't it?

Matthew said...

But if you add a fruit bag and swap the root beer for a spring water, that negates all the calories right? :)

ajm said...

It resembles a triple bypass on a plate, I think. Ew. And the Baconater -- that's been pushed here in the States for a while, lots of commercials, and it looks as deadly as it sounds. Ew! And people love it . . . .

Tawnya said...

Okay, so I admit it I tried that. Tried being the word here. It is so salty that I could not deal with it at all. Less than one bite is what I got and I had to get rid of it. Ugh.

Aunt Juicebox said...

bacon = awesome

Ginny said...

When I first hear about it, it looked so outlandish I thought it was an urban legend.

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