Double Your Chance of Obesity and Heart Attack with the KFC Double Down Sandwich


all photos from foodgeekery

TreeHugger looks forward to the day when they finish Sovietizing the American healthcare system and the Obama Food Police start banning unhealthy foods and make us all eat like John Mackey, (like they did in the UK when they banned deep fried Mars Bars and in Canada when poutine was abolished) to reduce obesity and health care costs. First item on the list will be this new sandwich from KFC, where they have taken the obvious step of getting rid of whatever fiber there was in the bread by replacing it with two slabs of fried chicken.

In the middle of this delicacy, according to Foodgeekery:

• 2 Original Recipe Filets
• Bacon
• Pepper Jack Cheese
• Swiss Cheese
• Colonel's Sauce

One reviewer at FoodGeekery burped:

Oh oh my God. That is the best thing ever. I don't know what "Colonel's Sauce" is, but it is like a party in my mouth. This is completely worth the five dollars. Unfortunately I'm going to end up weighing 700 lbs after this, but it is simply amazing.

No word on the Colonel's website about the calories and nutritional value, but the original chicken is made from:

Fresh Chicken Marinated with: Salt, Sodium Phosphate, and Monosodium Glutamate.

Seasoned with: Maltodextrin, Salt, Bleached Wheat Flour, Partially Hydrogenated Soybean and Cottonseed Oil, Monosodium Glutamate, Secret Kentucky Grilled Chicken Spices, Palm Oil, Natural Flavor, Garlic Powder, Soy Sauce (Soybean, Wheat, Salt), Chicken Fat, Chicken Broth, Autolyzed Yeast, Beef Powder, Rendered Beef Fat, Extractives of Turmeric, Dehydrated Carrot, Onion Powder, and Not More Than 2% Each of Calcium Silicate and Silicon Dioxide Added as Anticaking Agents.

Contains Wheat and Soy.


Seriously, we can sit and think that we are making progress on the food front, but the fast food people keep coming up with things like this. It also defeats the whole point. The Earl of Sandwich invented his eponymous specialty so that he could eat and play cards at the same time. If he lived today, he would market it as the obvious way to eat and drive. But how can you drive and eat this? It will never work.

Also on Consumerist, which calls it " perhaps man's greatest achievement or evidence of our civilization's impending doom. Maybe it's both." Thanks, tipster Emma

UPDATE:

After receiving my upteenth comment like:


Nice journalistic integrity. The things you say are banned in Canada aren't
really banned here. There are no "food police". The government doesn't tell
us what we're allowed to eat. You get an A+ for fear mongering.

I think I should point out that this was intended to be a parody of the American healthcare debate, where endless lies about the Canadian and British systems are being spread.

Tags: Wretched Excess