Monday, April 12, 2010

KFC double down: the iPad of fast food.

Posted on Mon, Apr 12, 2010 at 1:24 PM

The KFC Double Down sandwich â?? either the long-awaited messiah of crunchygreasy tastebud gratification or a diabetes-and-strokeâ??layered harbinger of the end of the world, depending on the politics of your particular plate â?? dropped today. (In fact, many of them are on the way to their second drop already, based on the number of tweets and blogposts by fast-food-fanatic early adopters who lined up this morning to get the first bites.)

The suggestion of gambling in the name seems especially apt, though. Salivation Army is no enemy of fun food, but some dishes are a bridge too far, and this is one of them. I mean, a BLT with cheese instead of L or T: gross, but OK. A BLT with cheese, no L, no T ... and let's replace the bread with fried chicken? Too far.

Vegan food blog Vegansaurus' take is the best one we've seen so far: "As vegans, weâ??re of course bound by blood oath to be outraged by meat surrounded by meat and drizzled in dairy, especially when mass-produced by a megacorp dedicated to poisoning as many people worldwide as possible. But sometimes something is just too ridiculous to hate." Best of all, rather than simply chin-stroking about it, they offer a vegan remix ("like a game of culinary marry-fuck-kill, we saw the Double Down and chose 'fuck' "), for those want to join in on the fun but not the ambulance ride.



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