Thursday, April 22, 2010

Double Down Trouble

I am pretty darned disturbed by this new sandwich that KFC has devised in its laboratories of death. What is going on with this Double Down Chicken Sandwich? Is this not the most disgusting thing you have ever heard of of? Two chicken filets used to sandwich a slice of Monterey Jack and a slice of pepper jack cheese, some kind of secret sauce and two slices of bacon. The nutritional facts on this sandwich are horrifying, especially the sodium. You can check out the stats proudly displayed on its official page.

And what's with that name? Double Down is a blackjack term where you get to split a pair and bet on both hands individually. Usually doubling down ends up pretty well for you. But still to give a sandwich a name that invokes the idea of chance and gambling? It's almost implying that you are gambling with your life if you eat this sandwich.

The first time I saw an ad for this sandwich was on Saturday Night Live. The commercial plugged the food and then ended with that if you paid a little extra, the clerk would just stab you in the heart. We all had a big grand laugh at what we thought was just a skit on the show. The next day we found out the sandwich was very real, only the offer of quick death was fake.

Finally, you can't look at this sandwich and not think of this:
(Sorry about the absolute lousy quality!)

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