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    KFC 'Double Down' Starts Killing People Nationwide April 12

    [IMG]http://consumerist.com/doubledown_hdr.jpg[/IMG]

    Last August, we wrote about the "Double Down," a mysteriously tempting (and potentialy lethal) new food item being tested by KFC. For those coming late to the story, it's bacon and cheese sandwiched between two pieces of fried chicken. And now, many months later, I'll finally be able to get my hands on one.

    KFC announced the decision to go live with the Double Down yesterday, but we weren't sure they weren't playing a April Fools gag. But no, they truly are going nationwide with the delicacy on April 12.

    The sandwich will be available in two forms. The Original Recipe sandwich will set you back about 540 calories, 32g of fat and 1380mg of sodium. The not-as-bad-for-you Grilled Double Down totals 460 calories, 23g of fat and 1430mg of sodium.

    [url]http://consumerist.com/2010/04/kfcs-bacon-sandwich-on-fried-chicken-bread-kills-people-everywhere-on-april-12.html[/url]

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    Not my first choice for a meal but it doesn't sound half bad.

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    What goes Double Down, must come Double Up!


    :barf:

    :barf:

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    I'm pretty big on fast food. Will eat just about anything on a McDonald's, Wendy's, etc. menu... but this is just too far over the line for me.

    I can't imagine even attempting to eat that.

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    Finally-a sandvajeeg you can make luv to.

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    This meal should come with calling card of the nearest ER!!!
    Ton of fat, high sodium, steroid filled, hormone-ful, antibiotics injected meat. I would rather avoid it!

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    I'll take 2 :yes:

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    Dreams do come true!

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    [QUOTE=PlumberKhan;3545319]I'll take 2 :yes:[/QUOTE]

    and a side order of angioplasty:eek:

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    [QUOTE=PlumberKhan;3545319]I'll take 2 :yes:[/QUOTE]

    And a cup of gravy.

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    Just in time for Obamacare!
    :eek:

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    [QUOTE=Untouchable;3545327]Dreams do come true![/QUOTE]
    LOL

    For dreams like that, you must have a pillow that smells like maple syrup. :P

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    [QUOTE=Untouchable;3545330]And a cup of gravy.[/QUOTE]
    ROFL

    How many straws, Sir?

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    [QUOTE=Untouchable;3545330]And a cup of gravy.[/QUOTE]


    Smothered in Crisco...tasty

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    eh...no worse than a big mac or whopper. Every six months or so, a whopper quietly whispers to me. I suppose I could forgo one of those and give this baby a try.

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    [QUOTE=OrangeJet;3546400]eh...no worse than a big mac or whopper. Every six months or so, a whopper quietly whispers to me. I suppose I could forgo one of those and give this baby a try.[/QUOTE]

    No, this is much worse than a Big Mac or a Whopper.

    Big Macs and Whoppers don't use chicken cutlets as the bread of the sandwich.

    And I hear those same whispers on occasion. But slightly more frequently than 6 months apart.

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    [QUOTE=TheMikeIsHot;3546431]No, this is much worse than a Big Mac or a Whopper.

    Big Macs and Whoppers don't use chicken cutlets as the bread of the sandwich.

    And I hear those same whispers on occasion. But slightly more frequently than 6 months apart.[/QUOTE]

    [B]McDonalds[/B]
    Angus Bacon and Cheese - 790 Calories
    Angus Mushrooms and Swiss - 770 Calories
    Angus Deluxe - 750 Calories
    Double Quarter Pounder with Cheese - 740 Calories
    Premium Crispy Chicken Club Sandwich - 630 Calories
    Big Mac - 540 Calories

    [B]Burger King[/B]
    Triple Whopper - 1190 Calories
    Double Whopper- 920 Calories
    TenderCrisp Chicken Sandwich - 800 Calories
    Steakhouse Burger - 770 Calories
    Whopper - 670 Calories

    Those are just the sandwiches. A large fries is another 500 Calories and large drink is another 480. :eek:

    The KFC Double Down is practically healthy compared to some of the other stuff out there.
    Last edited by Crease29; 04-04-2010 at 11:46 AM.

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    [QUOTE=LIDeadHead;3545247][IMG]http://consumerist.com/doubledown_hdr.jpg[/IMG]

    Last August, we wrote about the "Double Down," a mysteriously tempting (and potentialy lethal) new food item being tested by KFC. For those coming late to the story, it's bacon and cheese sandwiched between two pieces of fried chicken. And now, many months later, I'll finally be able to get my hands on one.

    KFC announced the decision to go live with the Double Down yesterday, but we weren't sure they weren't playing a April Fools gag. But no, they truly are going nationwide with the delicacy on April 12.

    The sandwich will be available in two forms. The Original Recipe sandwich will set you back about 540 calories, 32g of fat and 1380mg of sodium. The not-as-bad-for-you Grilled Double Down totals 460 calories, 23g of fat and 1430mg of sodium.

    [url]http://consumerist.com/2010/04/kfcs-bacon-sandwich-on-fried-chicken-bread-kills-people-everywhere-on-april-12.html[/url][/QUOTE]

    Looks good. But the title of this thread is what's wrong with society today.

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    No thanks. WIll stick to the Grilled Chicken.

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    Didn't 2 Congressmen (apolitically) already invent a breadless sandwich?

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