Monday, April 12, 2010

Doube Down!

Doube Down!

Oh you poor unfortunate souls. You don't have any idea what horrors are being unleashed on your lunch time today. Be warned, the end is coming. It comes in the form of meat and cheese and more meat. Yes, my friends - IT HAS BEGUN! RELEASE THE KRAKEN KFC!

Whenever I go to Vegas there's typically a couple of rules I follow. First off, never burn the locals. Second rule is to always double down on 11. In fact, it's really fun to double down. It's something you look forward to finally using those wide words of wisdom. Well, now KFC unleashes something with the name Double Down that I'm not sure if you're going to coming out ahead with.

I bring to you, THE KFC DOUBLE DOWN!

It's like they asked the average Joe "What do you want on your sandwich?" only to hear "MEAT!" as an answer

"What about the bread? What kind do you want?"


Yup. all that was taken into account and thus they bring to you this;

The sandwich will be available in two forms. The original Recipe sandwich will set you back about 540 calories, 32g of fat and 1380mg of sodium. That not-as-bad-for-you Grilled Double Down totals 460 calories, 23g of fat and 1430mg of Sodium.

While I suppose the sodium is a bit high, even for the grilled version, just look at those calories. In all truths it means that you could eat four of these before you even cross the line of calories that you get from a thickburger and baconator. Yes, those make this fast food item look extremely healthy. How about that. I wouldn't want to go to town on that, but as far as fast food goes, you can do a lot worse than picking this KFC horrible creation.

Just think about this little fact. This ugly looking thing has fewer calories and less fat than a Big Mac. If you're at McDonalds, a ten piece of chicken nuggets has 50 more calories than the grilled double down. It's actually a pretty good macronutrient profile, other than the transfat stuff, for anyone trying to get big while lifting weights. It's literally a protein bomb and low on carbs.

This sandwich is simultaneously awesome and horrible at the same time. Awesome because it's probably the best drunk food ever or the best food for people looking to get muscle mass. But horrible because look at that. The idea of eating fried chicken with bacon and cheese just seems so wrong on every level. I'm just thinking that if it didn't have so much sodium, the grilled version wouldn't be anything at all to worry about.

Then again, Sodium isn't as bad for you as people think it is. There's really no reason for everyone to be stressing the sodium factor. Just drink a lot of water all day and you'll be fine. This is what you should be doing every day anyway. Far too few people drink enough water in the day. Back when I worked out a lot, this thing has less calories than I eat in any meal except my pre-bedtime shake.

While it does have fewer calories than most fast food meals, I guess the real problem is that your typical fatty is going to look at this and think to themselves "I dunno, looks kinda small, better order two." Along with half a gallon of soda from the fountain. That is the real enemy to their heart and belly.

When I first heard of this I just assumed Patton Oswalt had made something else up but sure enough, it got media attention. But now this day is upon us when the Double Down is offered at any KFC.

So the real question is if you're going to try one of these suckers.

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