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Thumbs Down for KFC’s ‘Double Down’

Written by PETA | August 25, 2009

KFC has just started test-marketing a new “sandwich” that is sure to have customers beating down its doors (sarcasm alert).



I’m going to ignore for now that countless pigs, cows, and chickens will suffer for this sucker (and I’m betting that the “secret” in the sauce is crushed ducklings).

Instead, I’m going to bring to your attention its nutritional value—or lack thereof. While KFC won’t release the Double Down’s fat and calorie stats, there’s plenty of speculation. The Vancouver Sun‘s educated “guess-timate” is that “this one menu item can be estimated to supply more than the daily recommended allowance in fat (124%), saturated fat (117%), cholesterol (105%), sodium (125%) and protein (194%), as well as 61% of your daily recommended calorie intake” and “compares closely to the fat, salt and calorie totals of three McDonalds Big Macs put together ….”

In other words, eating a Double Down makes Russian Roulette look like child’s play.

What happened to KFC being the “better-for-you option for health-conscious customers”? Its carcinogenic grilled chicken wasn’t much better, but this oozing pile of grease just screams, “We’re out to kill you.” Keep up the genius marketing, KFC. You’re doing our job for us.

Written by Karin Bennett

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  • I hate when people come on here and say they eat meat and are proud of it…Grow up people makes you look like an idiot.

  • Mit says:

    “Keep up the genius marketing KFC. You’re doing our job for us.” Actually you’re doing their job for THEM. Do you know how much free press KFC is getting with this product online and in print?

  • Chip says:

    I had one of these yesterday and it wasn’t bad. I don’t really care what the nutrition stats are because I’m not going to eat these except very occasionally once or twice a year tops!. The only thing I can say bad about it is the fact that they are incredibly messy to eat. The bread is part of most sandwiches for more than just structural reasons.

  • Kevin says:

    Just wanted to point out how wrong The Vancouver Sun’s “educated” guesstimate on the nutritional value was… Not that it’s healthy but turns out the Double Down doesn’t wickedly exceed any suggested dietary values and certainly isn’t “three McDonalds Big Macs put together”. Alarmists much?

  • Ayla M. says:

    Eeew. that is just nasty! I’m not a vegetarian but not even I would eat that junk.

  • LDD says:

    Wow I cant belive they do this im now against KFC they should be banned forever.

  • jasmine richards says:

    i can not eat at KFC after what they are doing to those por little chickens.thats why im teling you to cut KFC out your life.two big thums up to !!PETA!!

  • jessica<3s aminals says:

    this is rediculous ppl wont eat babies so y do they wanna eat other babies? wtf no cool

  • Naomi johnson says:

    I think it is really cruel that what kfc do to chickens they should not be hitting there heads on the ground because it is really cruel how they do it to animals how would they like it if they got there heads slammed on the floor I think this company should be shut down because all it is doing is making people fat and they will have heart problems. so please stop being cruel to chickens and i know what you do.

  • Ps360 says:

    Best heart attack i would ever have if i ate one.

  • Raven Ashford says:

    I don’t care if you all hate me for this but everyone on this site is very entertaining. Hahaha lol you people and your noneating animal ways.

  • Brit says:

    That “food” notice that I use that term quite loosely is revolting on many levels. Anyone notice the story running on the bottom of the screen? Whadyaknow two causes of death one news story.

  • linda zeller says:

    well wat happens when we have no more animls left! wait will eat eachother then.great job for our kids kids and theres to come.this needs to end …its sicking..

  • Ellen says:

    Yuk. Why would anyone want to eat at KFC anyways. There food is discusting.

  • Lulu says:

    Um yeah nox KFC is selling that sandwich. It’s all over the news. Google it. Way to put the “JERK” in “kneejerk” there pal

  • nox says:

    KFC did not invent that “sandwich”. It’s a joke and can be found on a blog called This Is Why You’re Fat. Nice kneejerk reaction there.

  • zoltan ranosztay says:

    That’s disgusting horrible and evil and so is the “person”and I loosely use that word who devours it!

  • Katie says:

    Where’s my bucket? I need to throw up! That…THING… is a heart attack to go! Suicide to go!

  • Jacob says:

    Vicki I think usually it’s because a company has a policy that permits more cruelty to animals than usual or maybe even legal I don’t know for sure. Also sometimes we acquire videos of extreme cruelty to animals in a factory farm that a restaurant like KFC is known to buy from.

  • Mel says:

    I have to admit this does look unappetizing to begin with. And no one in their right mind would want to eat something like this because it really truly is bad for you even for omnivores in good health I’m one of them myself and the thin and healthy kind of omnivore and I am grossed out by this. A better idea would be to put a piece of grilled chicken between two portabello mushroom caps or offer a veggie wrap at KFC. It’s the only place I’ve been to here that has NO vegan options. Even our Arby’s has several healthy alternatives to the fries for combo meals a large dinner salad and large bowls of cut up fruit.

  • Edward says:

    At least it’s only in NebraskaRhode Island so far. Bread is supposed to make your hands NOT greasy. If you think that greasy cheese and greasy bacon sandwiched between 2 greasy chickens is mouthwatering then you probably weigh more than 500 pounds.

  • Tom says:

    I eat meat and I like KFC fried chicken but that thing just looks disgusting. They forgot that food should be pleasing to the eye as well as the palate.

  • muaythai says:

    Now is a time now prostest KFC they are gross

  • Kathy says:

    What is wrong with KFC??? And what is wrong Americans everywhere for continuing to eat that crap! Yuck! God Help Us….

  • Vicki Kay says:

    I was hoping someone could tell me why KFC is any worse than Chicken Treat or Red Rooster? Aren’t they all bad?

  • pat ciochetto says:

    i once suggested wrapping sandwiches in lettuce because bread is very hard to makeall things considered.

  • Jackie says:

    What in the heck is that thing! It looks like something from Andrew Zimmerman’s Gross Foods show!

  • Jacob says:

    I would avoid saying that eating it makes Russian Roulette look like child’s play until one out of six people die from eating it within a day. That being said God this looks unhealthy.

  • Brien Comerford says:

    KFC is an evil empire that would sell human flesh if it could be sanctioned to do so.

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  • Rev. Meg Schramm says:

    That sound you hear is my stomach turning….my computer is too slow to run youtube without endless buffering so could someone please tell me what that blob of white gunk in the middle of that greasebomb chicken is?

  • Rocio says:

    I wish all humankind would stop eating animals and become vegan.