The new KFC Double Down sandwich is real! This one-of-a-kind sandwich features two thick and juicy boneless white meat chicken filets (Original Recipe® or Grilled), two pieces of bacon, two melted slices of Monterey Jack and pepper jack cheese and Colonel’s Sauce. This product is so meaty, there’s no room for a bun!
Yes: it’s a double-cheese and bacon burger with fried chicken in place of a bun. And the internet is — quite literally — eating it up.
Whispers of this latest creation first hit the interwebs in July 2009, when a blogger from Food Geekeryspotted the prototype at his local KFC. Otherfoodbloggers quickly picked up the scent of plastic cheese, and a new internet meme was born.
The food police soon caught a whiff, too, and the “One burger to kill us all” stories startedpilingin, only further fueling the burger’s forbidden appeal.
Anticipation built and built, until earlier this month, when KFC announced it would start selling the Double Down in all stores throughout the US.
So when stoned 16-year-old “chicken technicians” (yes, that’s what they’re called) across the States finally started frying up this frankenburger on April 12, every self-respecting food blogger and critic across the mediasphere just had to try one.