Sandwiches in the News: KFC Double Down

April 5, 2010

Over the weekend, I had a couple different sandwiches in preparation for reviews this week, but something caught my attention, something which must be addressed: The KFC Double Down.  I initially thought it to be an elaborate April Fool’s prank, but the actual photographic evidence online seems to indicate otherwise.  According to the website, the Double Down consists of bacon, Monterey Jack and pepper jack cheeses, and Colonel’s sauce sandwiched between two boneless chicken breasts.  Yes, there is no bread in this sandwich.

The End Times are upon us!!!

First of all, any product which you must explicitly explain is not a parody is probably not the best idea.  This concept has been used extensively in stand up acts and primetime comedy (30 Rock comes to mind), but to my knowledge this is the first honest-to-goodness real life example.  To me, this seems like wretched excess, a travesty parading around in the trappings of a legitimate sandwich. 

Granted, I haven’t tried it yet.  When the Double Down arrives (on April 12th, as all the advertising makes sure to tell us), I’ll be sure to give it a proper review.  I only hope that this “sandwich” will be an odd little footnote in sandwich history, rather than a sign of things to come.


3 Responses to “Sandwiches in the News: KFC Double Down”

  1. Mara Says:

    That’s disgusting, and probably will end up taking a year off of your life. Enjoy!

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