Now in my original post here at The Danger Sandwich, I noted that one of my criteria for a “sandwich” was that it was composed of two slices of bread with some sort of filling in between those slices. This is one of those entries in which we have to bend the rules a little bit.
The KFC Double Down. Damn.
You’ve seen the commercials: A bunch of post-college frat boys talking about how a traditional sandwich is not good enough for them. That they need more “meat” and they just end up buying two sandwiches instead of just cutting back and not being so gluttonous.
So the geniuses at KFC have listened to this core audience and crafted a “sandwich” composed of two boneless fried chicken breasts surrounding two slices of bacon, two slices of pepper jack cheese, and a special sauce that I like to refer to as “Unicorn Blood”. Sadly, “unicorn blood” makes me feel more comfortable than saying “special sauce”.
Now, onto the taste.
I mean, have you ever had the fried crispy strips box meal from KFC? You’re eating more chicken than in the Double Down. And really, it’s not even that messy for all that’s between the chicken.
I think what makes the sandwich seem disgusting is the fact that a bunch of food is assembled in an edible pile.
Remember the KFC Famous Bowls?
Next Thanksgiving, pour all of your food into a bowl, mash it together, microwave it a day later, and then eat it. Same thing.
But it’s not good either.