Consumerist's Most-Read Stories Of 2010

Consumerist's Most-Read Stories Of 2010

From strange sandwiches to even stranger luggage, from rude receipts to corporate misdoings, here’s a look back at the 10 most read stories on Consumerist for 2010. [More]

Forget The Double Down, This Is The Double Kill

Forget The Double Down, This Is The Double Kill

Every time I look at a KFC Double Down, I think to myself, you know what this is missing? Onion rings, mac and cheese, beef patties, and of course, buns. Thankfully the boys of “Epic Meal Time” have rectified this significant oversight. And then they ate it. [More]

DHL Doubles Estimated Charge On Shipment

DHL Doubles Estimated Charge On Shipment

Luke says DHL estimated his shipment would cost $54.51, but turned around and stuck him with a $114.39 credit card charge. DHL says the package he sent was 9 pounds rather than the 1 pound measurement Luke got while using the scale at the DHL facility. [More]

KFC Expands On-Butt Ads For Double Down

KFC Expands On-Butt Ads For Double Down

A few weeks ago, we wrote about KFC trying to add some sex appeal to their fried-chicken-as-bun Double Down by paying college coeds to advertise the sandwich on their butts. The guerilla marketing campaign must have had some success, because it is now widening. [More]

KFC Pays College Girls To Advertise Double Down On Their Butts

KFC Pays College Girls To Advertise Double Down On Their Butts

Some might look at the KFC Double Down — aka the bacon and cheese sandwich with fried chicken “buns” — and say “a moment on the lips, a lifetime on the hips.” But the fried chicken chain is hoping you’ll associate the sandwich with the rear ends of young college women. [More]

KFC Giving Away Free Sandwiches To Fast Food Workers Today

KFC Giving Away Free Sandwiches To Fast Food Workers Today

In a move to promote its new-ish Doublicious — aka the Double Down on a bun — KFC is attempting to entice employees at competing quick-service restaurants to give it a shot for free today. [More]

KFC Hates Vuvuzelas Too; Will Give You A Free Doublicious For Yours

KFC Hates Vuvuzelas Too; Will Give You A Free Doublicious For Yours

Were you one of the few people on this continent to get caught up in the World Cup hullaballoo? Did you get drunk enough to think that buying a vuvuzela — the obnoxiously loud plastic horn that has been the bane of many Cup watchers — would be a good idea? If so, the fried chicken-loving folks at KFC might be willing to exchange your noisemakers for one of their bellyachers. [More]

KFC Doesn't Realize That Lack Of Bun Is Whole Point To Double Down

KFC Doesn't Realize That Lack Of Bun Is Whole Point To Double Down

When KFC announced the Double Down a few months back, the only real reason anyone took notice of the sandwich was because they’d made the audacious — not to mention greasy — decision to replace the bun with two slabs of fried chicken. Now, in a move to make the Double Down significantly less interesting, KFC has turned the sandwich into… well, just another sandwich. [More]

Meet The McGangBang: The Chicken Sandwich Between Two Burgers

Meet The McGangBang: The Chicken Sandwich Between Two Burgers

Though it’s just come to our attention, long before anyone had ever gotten their hands slick with a KFC Double Down, some folks out there were loosening their belts because of the McGangBang — an entire McDonald’s McChicken sandwich that is then sandwiched between the halves of a double cheeseburger. [More]

Hide The Children: The KFC Double Down Is Here To Stay

Hide The Children: The KFC Double Down Is Here To Stay

This Sunday, May 23, was to have been the final day for grease and salt lovers everywhere to get their hands on the KFC Double Down, which for the two of you just waking from comas is a bacon and cheese sandwich that uses fried chicken as the bread. But before you go and unclog your arteries, KFC has just announced that the Double Down ain’t going anywhere anytime soon. [More]

Krispy Kreme + KFC Double Down = You Don't Wanna Know

Krispy Kreme + KFC Double Down = You Don't Wanna Know

Have you ever wondered what would happen if you were to take a KFC Double Down — the bacon sandwich that uses two pieces of fried chicken as the “bread” — and you were to sandwich it in between two halves of a Krispy Kreme donut? Of course you haven’t. Luckily, someone has. [More]

Is The Vegan Double Down Worse For You Than The Real Thing?

Is The Vegan Double Down Worse For You Than The Real Thing?

A few weeks back, before KFC had even unleashed their bacon, fried chicken and salt concoction known as the Double Down, vegan website Vegansaurus had already come up with their own animal-friendly version. But while it might not harm any of your furry, feathered, scaly or insecty friends, the vegan Double Down certainly isn’t a diet item. [More]

Does Double Down Have Double The Calories Reported?

Does Double Down Have Double The Calories Reported?

One of the surprising benefits of KFC’s Double Down wonder sandwich is its lack of calories — 540 for the fried version and 460 for the grilled. [More]

Horrors! KFC Sold Me A Baconless Double Down

Horrors! KFC Sold Me A Baconless Double Down

Although the Double Down may not be the healthiest thing out there, one way to save yourself some fat, sodium and calories is to make like Greg and get stuck with a sandwich that lacks the key ingredient of bacon. [More]

Science: Is The KFC Double Down The Worstest Food Ever?

Science: Is The KFC Double Down The Worstest Food Ever?

Speaking of the health value of KFC Double Downs (KDD), some smart fellow has created two charts which compare the nutritional content of the KDD to roughly two dozen other fast food items. Assigning the KFC Original Recipe Double Down (KODD) a base score of “1.0,” the charts show how many KODDs are contained within other sandwiches as a portion of the USDA daily allowance, based on how much fat, sodium, and cholesterol are inside them. The chart may not sway your opinion of the zesty saltlick “sandwich” that is taking America by storm, but its colors may remind you of fries, pickles, and ketchup. Mmmmm, is it second lunch time yet? [More]

The KFC Double Down: What A Restaurant Does When It Gets Desperate

The KFC Double Down: What A Restaurant Does When It Gets Desperate

It seems like the best promotional campaigns for KFC in the past few years have been on South Park, and that’s despite the fact that Cartman is the chain’s most vocal supporter. An AdAge article today points out that Chick-Fil-A has been eating KFC’s lunch for a while now, and so far every stunt KFC has pulled–name changes, PR-engineered recipe events, botched giveaways, getting Oprah’s blessing–hasn’t stopped the restaurant from losing customers.That’s right: your lack of interest in KFC is what created this bundle of cheesy fried-fried in the first place. [More]

Colbert: KFC Double Down Is "Warped Creation Of A Syphilitic Brain"

Colbert: KFC Double Down Is "Warped Creation Of A Syphilitic Brain"

As the country is overtaken by an insatiable desire to eat — or at least talk about — KFC’s latest heart-stopping creation, the breadless sandwich wonder known as the Double Down, Stephen Colbert is jumping on the deep fried train, dubbing it “the warped creation of a syphilitic brain.” [More]

VIDEO: Consumer Reports Brings Science To KFC Double Down Test

VIDEO: Consumer Reports Brings Science To KFC Double Down Test

As we mentioned yesterday in our completely unscientific taste test of the KFC Double Down, we were really just tagging along with our smarter sibling Consumer Reports as they gathered their team to pull some major science on the bacon-and-cheese-between-two-pieces-of-fried-chicken sandwich-ish type thing. [More]