Saturday, April 24, 2010
Fast Food Corner
Well ... I FINALLY tried KFC's new Double Down sandwich ... you know, the one that uses chicken breasts to replace buns. I first blogged about this sandwich over a year ago when it was being piloted (I think somewhere in Nebraska), and exclaimed that I HAD to have this sandwich.
Folks, I couldn't wait to try this "cluckin'" Heart-attack sandwich and last weekend I got my chance. And sadly, it wasn't worth it ... unless you really, really love fried chicken breasts that greasify your hands. That is my first complaint, by the way the chicken grease on your hands is unavoidable. Sure, they try to limit this by putting the sandwich in a little bag ... but, you have to eventually hold the chicken sandwich without the bag (unless, of course, you like the taste of the bag).
Second, all you taste is the chicken ... this is not a problem if you REALLY like KFC chicken (and I'm not judging you if you do). The thing is, it sounds like the bacon, cheese and sauce in the middle might actually taste good ... but, I have no knowledge of that taste ... again, all I tasted was the chicken.
Some suggestions. Maybe cut the breasts a little thinner for this ... or add more bacon and cheese to the middle. Next, maybe have some sort of "wrap" engulfing this chicken to hold it still and prevent the grease on the hands dilemma ... I guess that might take away from the "chicken replacing bun" ads they're running.