In stark contrast to the rise in awareness about the obesity epidemic and Michelle Obama's Let's Move campaign, today KFC rolls out its latest menu offering: The Double Down. A true nutritional gamble, it sandwiches two pieces of bacon, cheese and creamy mystery sludge between two fried chicken patties (look, Mom, no bread!). No wonder it tops this list of Freaky Fast Food Items.
According to the posted nutritional data, the fried version (there's also a less sinful grilled option) has 540 calories (same as a Big Mac), and 32 grams of fat. The more disturbing stat is that it has 1380 milligrams of sodium--60 percent of the USDA's recommended daily dose. Numbers-wise, it's not the nastiest fast food offering available, but eaten regularly it will make you--and your cardiologist's wallet--fat.
Still, I had to try it...
So reluctantly-OK, a small part of me was excited-I found myself at the KFC drive-thru (The DD was released early in Charleston. Lucky me.) I knew this wasRead More »from The worst new fast food of 2010? (Thanks, Colonel Sanders)