I use the term "burger" loosely.
|Really not impressed|
After having great success in the U.S. the Double Down Burger has finally made its way to New Zealand and caused a lot of controversy -it even has it's own Facebook page! It's like any other burger, except it has two of the Colonel's original recipe chicken fillets instead of the bread bun and, if you wanna choose the 'healthy' alternative, you can go for grilled chicken fillets.
|Even the pictures I find on the internet aren't very appetising|
Now I'm a great fan of chicken, but even I know that there is a line. But the protein overload wasn't my main concern. Neither was the massive amounts of calories this burger contains (which, apparently, isn't much more than most burgers from other fast food chains).
My original fear of this burger that the chicken fillets would leave my fingers all gross and greasy but KFC had obviously thought of that and wrapped it in a paper bag to protect my delicate little fingers.
|From top to bottom: Chicken fillet, cheese sauce (montery jack and pepperjack cheese), bacon, chicken fillet|
"All it needs is a bun, some lettuce and tomato" says Jason.
I must admit, he's not wrong, but some small part of me really enjoyed slapping quality food in the face and digging in to this protein monstrosity. I just really like chicken. The biggest problem was how salty the bloody thing was. It's as if they were trying to make up for the lack of burger qualities by rolling the fillet around in the Dead Sea every step of the way.
|Pepperjack and monterey jack cheese left at the bottom of our box|
|Placemat: I love how they have an emergency stock of chicken. It shows how dedicated they are.|
Official title: KFC's Double Down Sandwich
Ingredients: Two boneless Original Recipe® Filets, two strips of bacon, two slices of monterey jack and pepperjack cheese, Colonel's Sauce.
Combo Meal Price: $10.90 (includes fries and a large soda).
Fat: 32 grams
Sodium: 1380 milligrams
Verdict (as of Saturday 14th May, 2011) as told by Jason and Lucy:
Taste: 4/10 It wasn't terrible. It's pretty hard to stuff up chicken, bacon and cheese but, as Jason said, it needs a bun, lettuce and tomato. SO MUCH SALT! Make sure you have a drink on hand or you will dehydrate and turn into a prune.
Appearance: 2/10 Definitely could improve in this area. Surely KFC has enough money to hire a food stylist. Pfft
Ease of eating: 6/10 Despite the attempt at keeping my fingers clean, the paper bag does little to prevent the cheese from going all over your face reducing you to a sad, sad mess.
The idea of having an emergency stock of chicken: Priceless
Oh yeah, we have yet to see My Wedding and Other Secrets..