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.”
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.
It’s April 12, 2010. For those unaware, this date will be remembered in the annals of fast food and coronary surgery as the day that KFC unleashed its Double Down — once more, that’s the bacon-n-cheese sandwich that uses two pieces of fried chicken for bread — and Consumerist was there to do some tastin’.
Consumerist reader Bill popped into his local KFC in Houston today and found that they were selling the already infamous Double Down — better known as bacon and cheese wedged between slabs of fried chicken. And, as often happens when confronted with fast food that looks good in ads, Bill was a little let down by what he found inside.
It had to happen eventually, but we are a bit surprised that it happened before KFC was even able to get their infamous Double Down (aka the bacon sandwich on fried chicken bread) to market — The folks over at Vegansaurus have put together this animal-friendly version of the Double Down.
Obviously, this is how KFC should prepare the bacon for the Double Down, KFC’s bacon and cheese on fried chicken “bread” sandwich—by wrapping it around the barrel of a machine gun and firing about 200 times, for that extra dose of smoky manly flavor. I can already feel my arteries clogging in anticipation. [Reddit via Eater]
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.