Saturday, October 16, 2010

KFC Double Down Throwdown

From KFC's Website.....
"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!"

There was a lot of hype this spring surrounding the US release of this "sandwich" and now the Double Down has finally made it to Canada! My friend Richard wanted to honour the Canadian release of this breadless mass of two strips of bacon, cheese and gooey sauce mashed between two slabs of fried he hosted a "Double Down" Party.

He called KFC and even had the six sandwiches (6.99 each) ordered for delivery. The KFC employee applauded his ordered and stated "I had my first one today and let me tell you, once you have one you'll never go back."

The KFC Original Double Down has some impressive statistics. This quasi-sandwich with Orginal Recipe batter packs in 540 calories, 32 grams of fat, and 1380 mg of sodium.
Despite the health risks....this group enthusiastically grabbed their double down's and dug in.....

It was love at first bite for these daring double downers. I asked for their first impressions and here were their reviews....
"It's actually really good."
"I wanna make out with it"
"It's amazing"
"My arteries are slowly closing"
"The best part is the saltiness, cheesiness and the bacon"
"I have the meat sweats"
"I think the secret ingredient is love"
After consuming an entire double down, everyone agreed (including myself as I had a sample bite) that the taste experience of the double down is awesome, if not a little too salty.
The ladies who ate it said that it would be a one-time experience, while the men said they would eat it as in they wanted another one right away.

A real surprise with the double down is the size. They aren't very big- in fact, they are roughly the size of a hockey puck.
One guy in our group splurged and went for an 8.99 Double Down combo meal (added fries and a drink) and he still wasn't completely stuffed. And he dipped it in gravy.
This got the group brainstorming about ingredients to enhance the double down experience. Pickles? Hotsauce? More bacon? I feel like there could be a Double Down Party : Part Deux in the works.....

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