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Vive le Double Down!

Colossal KFC creation will stay on the menu


 

Americans are lovin’ KFC’s now-notorious Double Down sandwich: bacon, sauce and cheese held together not by bread, but by two signature fried chicken filets. In fact, they’re loving it so much that the chicken chain is set to surpass 10 million Double Down sales later this month. And that’s why KFC, which introduced the sandwich as a limited-edition item, has agreed to keep its caloric creation on the menu for good. (Or, at least, until demand for the 540 calorie/32 grams of fat/1,380 mg of salt meal runs dry.) The sandwich’s notoriety has spread in recent weeks, with celebrities like Stephen Colbert giving it the thumbs up, and every day fast food gorgers posting YouTube videos of themselves chowing down. ABC reports that “some have questioned the sandwiches’ nutritional value.” Umm… Duh?

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  1. Only 540 calories? Hey, there are worse things out there then, even if this KFC monstrosity is a sin against nature and anyone who eats one's lower intestines.

  2. This is why we need stronger public health laws.

    • What for….there is nothing inherently unhealthy about that sandwhich. eating 6 of them in a sitting, well thats a different story. The salt content needs to be decided upon in relation to whatever elese you eat in a day…..but the lack of carbs (which turns to sugar and is what ultimately does the damage) is a good. The debate over fat is clearly still a debate…..strong evidence that saturated fat isnt a problem and in fact is helpful….look at studies about protection against and repair of fattly Liver Disease….the shocking protector and treatment is more saturated fat.

      The problem comes when someone orders this meal with large sugar drink or fries….then it, in combination with the other stuff cause problems. On its own, this is a pretty darn healthy bit of fast food if you ordered it with just a bottle of water.

      Once again all things in moderation.