How much cholesterol is in the KFC Double Down Sandwich?
KFC has a new sandwich where instead of bread for the buns, it has chicken patties:
A fried chicken patty
2 slices of cheese
2 slices of bacon
and another fried chicken patty.
Curious about the nutrition is for this monster, I went onto the KFC website. But as of August 25, 2009; the nutrition info for the Doubledown Sandwich not listed on their website. The most recent update to their nutrition guide is labeled from April 2009: "kfc_nutrition_april09.pdf." Shouldn't it be illegal for a restaurant with over X-number locations to not list the nutrition of all their food? How can KFC can put out a sandwich without making available the facts that will inform people how dangerous it can be?
The Vancouver Sun has done an independent calorie analysis for the "Double Down" and has concluded the "sandwich" likely has 1228 calories.
But if our figures hold true, and KFC won't confirm they don't, the Double Down is more caloriffic than the Wendy's Triple with Everything and Cheese (1700 mg sodium, 960 calories, 26 gms of fat), the Burger King Stacker Quad (1770 sodium, 1020 calories, 69 gms of fat), and compares closely to the fat, salt and calorie totals of three McDonalds Big Macs put together (3060 sodium, 1620 calories, 87 gms fat).
Thank goodness for newspapers getting the facts. What will we do without our newspapers? SRSLY. THREE BIG MACS? Wow. I wonder how much cholesterol it has. I sent KFC an email.
By Matt Maldre on Aug 25, 09 | 10:54 am |
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Thanks to Mark for emailing this story to me. This post is the result of our email conversation back and forth. He's also the one who found the Huffington Post/Vancouver Sun report.
That looks extremely dangerous and disgusting! At first I thought it was a joke... then I realized they were serious! I can't believe that in today's society that should be well-educated on nutrition, that someone would even attempt to sell such a product, and even worse, that it WOULD sell. Okay, I'm going off to barf now... (not really, but it makes me feel like it!)