Monday, April 19, 2010

A terrible beauty is born.

Okay, who among you has actually tried one of these things?

Go ahead, be honest. We're all friends here. Nobody will judge you. At least I won't. I'm not necessarily the skinniest kid in class, you know. After all, I'm the guy who just spent an entire post vigorously defending pork roll's blessed name.

Still ... wow. I mean ... wow. Two deep-fried chicken patties for bread? If that's not the essence of America, I don't know what is. That's 540 calories of red-blooded patriotism.

Seriously(?), though, releasing this thing in America nowadays is like giving a drunk in the final hours of a weeklong bender a mason jar full of 180-proof basement-distilled moonshine. It's bound to put him down for good.

Still, I'm not ashamed to say I'm kinda looking forward to trying one. Okay, maybe a little ashamed.

But then again, what's more American than a food-related death wish?


  1. Tracy Morgan was on to something in the first season of 30 Rock when he declared meat "the new bread." I will try this sandwich, or die trying, or die eating it. The Double-Down is the new McRib.

  2. Man I'm dying to try this. I love chicken, though I think KFC is complete shit for the most part. I find their chicken to be slimy, nasty stuff. But this concoction is too good of an idea to resist.

  3. If they put the entire thing on a bun, no one would bat an eye at it. How is this any different than a double cheeseburger?

  4. There's a KFC within walking distance of my house...I think I may have to try one this week and regale you all with tales of it's glory at poker this Saturday!

  5. @Erin: Very true. There are several burgers out on the market that put this thing to shame, calorie-wise. Then again, this thing looks quite small, so one may need two to satisfy their craving.

    Still, this is a very audacious sandwich. It opens a Pandora's box of possibilities with meat as "the new bread." A slippery slope just got more slippery with all this grease. Right now it's bacon, cheese and a sauce of indeterminate origin between those two fried slabs of flesh. What's next? Ham? Sausage? A wider, flatter filet of fried chicken? Will the burger places start doing it with their beef patties? And I will try all of them. ; )

    Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world!

  6. I decided to have one for lunch last week, but just couldn't bring myself to do it. I got to the KFC door and turned around.

    I will be back, but maybe need to have a week of just lettuce to prepare.

  7. here's a delightful analysis:

    I have nothing to add except that this ... thing ... was one of the more shamefully delicious things I have ever consumed.


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