KFC Double Down Sandwich Ditches The Bread For Chicken Fillet

Who needs bread? Not KFC, apparently, who are trading in the baked goods in their new Double Down sandwich for fried chicken. Hello, cardiac arrest.

How can it be a sandwich without bread? Because they crammed the filling between two thick slabs of boneless fried chicken, that’s how. Yes, the crisped, browned white meat is supposed to be the bread. Rawwrrr. Very cavemanly of you, KFC.

Originally tried by the fastfood chain back in August of last year, the Double Down features two slices of bacon and two melted slices of cheese (Monterey Jack and Pepper Jack), all sandwiched between two juicy blocks of chicken fillet. The bread (errr…chicken fillet) is available in both the Original Recipe and Grilled versions, so health-conscious fastfood fans can pretend to eat healthier by opting for the oil-free variant.

As always, the KFC meat used in the sandwich should carry the same South Park Medicinal Fried Chicken Seal of Approval (which doesn’t exist, by the way) that allows it to further the fight against testicular cancer. If you don’t get the joke, you should really watch more TV. What are you doing enjoying life outside the house, anyway?

The Original Recipe Double Down will pump your body with an estimated 540 calories, 32g of fat and 1,380mg of sodium, while the Grilled Double Down injects you with 460 calories, 23g of fat and 1,430mg of sodium, according to the nutritional information on the KFC website. We don’t know the price (probably $7 with fries and drink, like last time), but expect it as a fixture in all of Col. Sanders’ menus nationwide beginning April 12.

[KFC via Consumerist]