|KFC's Double Down Sandwich|
It's definitely here indeed. The KFC Double Down Sandwich is a certified hit in Canada and after just one week of release, the guilty delight is projected to sell upwards of 350,000 sandwiches by the end of the month, making it the chain's best-selling menu item to-date.
The Double Down tentatively will be available only until mid-November here in Canada although with the money and much-needed buzz it's bringing in for KFC and Yum! Restaurants Canada, one might expect its availability to be extended.
In a nutshell, the Bun-less Sandwich sees Bacon, Cheese and a KFC Secret Sauce stuffed between two Fried Chicken Filets, which also are covered in KFC's Secret Spices. Calorically, it isn't too bad at 540 calories - considering most of us eat this in one meal any way. Even in terms of fat at 30g, it is on the high side but by no means ridiculous compared to its Burger competitors. McDonald's Big Mac also has 30g of fat and we all know how delicious and filling that is; Burger King's Whopper has 64g of fat. Hero Certified Burgers which is quickly becoming a hit here in Canada, boasts that their Burger has only 11g of fat - albeit this number is for their smallest 4oz. Burger. Hero's 8oz Burger which is closer in terms of density to the Double Down, has 21g of fat. Where the Double Down is appalling though is that its Sodium count is at 1,740mg, doubling and almost tripling some of its Canadian competitors.
Yes, I would like a
Super-Sized Large Diet Coke Bottle of Water with that.