Don’t you love it when you wake up after having had the most amazing dream ever? You just know it has to be a good day.
Today was a bit of a doozy but it all turned out well.
I started with an intense work out (oh goodness I was a sweaty mess). Then had a green monster for breakfast featuring the only protein powder I’ve tried so far that I’ve liked.
So you’re probably wondering about the title, right? You guessed it.
Some friends and I drove to Cortland to KFC (because Ithaca doesn’t have one) so they could try the double down.
I had some biscuits and sides.
You’re probably not going to believe this but the franchise we went to stopped selling the grilled version because they weren’t selling enough! Isn’t that nuts?!
There were mixed reviews.
Ugh NEED to do stuff tonight! Have a good one!
Have you tried the Double Down? Been curious to do so?
Do you think it’ll last?
20 thoughts on “Double Down”
This reminds me of that funny NPR article you posted when they tried this heart-attack of a sandwich. Or chickenwich. I totally think it will last though! It’s so funny looking but this better not be the end of bread. Hell to the no.
Dustin wants to try the Double Down (he LOVES KFC, or used to anyway; says it’s so salty now but I think he’s used to my bland cooking lol). I’ll admit, anything with cheese in the middle does look pretty tasty!! Although, I’d be happy with just a grilled cheese sandwich lol. I’d also be happy with the biscuits and sides like you got. I’m totally a side dish queen.
PS. I love this post!! It’s like a breath of life’s fresh air in a blog world filled with carrot sticks and oatmeal. LOL
i saw a vegan version my husband wants to make. but otherwise, i’m not curious at all!
Ha. I saw the double-down on SNL and thought it was a joke!
I have not tried it (but I don’t eat meat 😉 )
Yeah, as a vegetarian, can’t say I’ll be trying it 🙂 I’d definitely tag along with people who wanted to though!
Ha! Exactly! I just had to SEE it in person!
haha – love the expressions of the double down taste-testers!! Too funny. I guess I don’t quite see why they needed to sell this as a sandwich rather than “two chicken tenders with a side of bacon and cheese on a bed of lettuce,” but hey – whatever sells, right? I just wouldn’t really want to hold onto greasy chicken, that’s why bread is used on a sandwich, lol. Oh well – At least it’s probably healthier than the baconator 😛
I’m not too curious to try – I make my own double down, but with eggplant 😉
Hope you had a good night – and have a great day today!
I was actually surprised that the nutrition facts on the Double Down weren’t worse. I mean, it’s ridic high in sodium but calorically, I expected it to be a LOT worse. Still, I have no plans for trying that any time soon. Unless someone can prove that it’s organic, antibiotic-free meat and I’d try a bite. 😉
Yeah! I was surprised the nutrition stats weren’t worse also! I came across this: http://consumerist.com/2010/04/10-fast-food-items-worse-for-you-than-the-kfc-double-down.html Sort of interesting!
Oh I SO hope that this is still around in June when I visit the US! It just looks so awful that I NEED to try it. I’m sure it’ll be an experience but hey, I love Spam, and it can’t possibly be worse than Spam (which I don’t eat because I’d never fit in my jeans).
My BF is seriously dying to try this….I keep trying to disuade him, but….what can I do?!?! 🙂
You’ll be happy to know that each one of the tryers said they wouldn’t order it again. 🙂
And actually, we looked it up and it said it was like 540 calories…for the fried version?!? Which didn’t seem too bad to me. Interesting.
I have to say the whole concept of the double down has no appeal to me I’m sure I could make one myself with all-natural chicken but I wouldn’t care to bother. I’d much rather occupy myself with KFC’s biscuits
Ugh.. that sounds kind of.. disgusting. Though I’m a veggie and hey, we’re weird people anyway ;).
I honestly think that (probably) no company is worse than KFC and I’m so glad that we don’t have it over here.
I’ve never tried it and won’t, I’m not even curious. Sadly, my hubby did with work buddies and was not impressed, he said it shouldn’t be called a sandwich and didn’t have a lot of flavor. LOL, that does not surprise me about the grilled option, most going for it aren’t thinking of a lighter version! 😛
I LOVE YOUR BLOG!!!! im new to ur site.. just stumble across it. ur pics are awesome! such deliciousness. happy earth day!
Hell yeah I’d try the double down! Nothing like some pig fat + milk fat sandwiched between muscle fat to get your day goin’ 😉
I don’t think I will be! I try to eat veggie when I eat out :)! I am all about the mashed potatoes!