KFC’s Bunless “Sandwich”

The “Double Down” debuted recently at KFC, they say it’s the sandwich that contains “so much chicken there’s no room for bread.” “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,” so says the website.

Mrs. BDB called me after leaving an appointment yesterday, and confessed she was feeling a might peckish, and was feeling like she needed to try the Double Down, this event occasioned no doubt by the fact the was nowhere near a Popeye’s. She had a couple of KFC coupons burning a hole in her very cute new purse, and asked if I would like anything. I opted for some spicy strips.

When she arrived home, we lunched together at the dining table, and she, who usually eschews any fowl of the “white meat” variety, tore into the Double Down, saying she liked it alot. She offered me a bite, which I reluctantly took, and have to agree with other reviews I have seen, that the distinctive flavors one should encounter really don’t stand out.

I look at the chicken after my bite, and saw the distinct patterns of a pressed, chopped, and form piece of white meat, with the texture of nuggets, permissible, i guess, by the fact that the description says “two filets of boneless white chicken”, and does not say “two chicken breasts” which is sort of what I was expecting.

The original recipe Double Down coms in at 540 calories, 32 grams of fat, and 1330 grams of sodium, and somehow, only 3 carbs. The McD’s Premium Crispy Club, by comparison, lands at 630 calories, 28 grams of fat, about the same amount of sodium, but a whopping 60 carbs.

Pictured above is the sandwich photo from KFC’s website, below is our photo. Our sandwich came wrapped in sandwich paper, not in the hand-held serving box illustrated in commercials and ads.

The Double Down is available chain wide, in either “Original Recipe” or Grilled.

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