I’ve been intrigued by this mock sandwich since we first learned of its existence. It seemed like the latest enemy on the culinary battlefield that I would have to ride out and do battle with: like the Red Bull Freeze or the Krispy Kreme milkshake. And since this has been touted as the veritable Anti-Christ of the palate, I was prepared for a…I don’t know. The fast food equivalent of facing down Randy Flagg in Vegas, I suppose.
When you first meet the KFC Double Down, it becomes clear that it’s simply a delivery mechanism for meat, specifically chicken. This is because as promised, two KFC chicken breasts (grilled or original recipe style…guess which I chose) form the “bun” to deliver some other stuff to your mouth: bacon, pepper jack cheese, monterey jack cheese, and some special sauce or a sort.
Is it bad? No, as long as you know what you’re signing up for. Was it as impressive a culinary heresy as I had been led to believe? Not really. Am I dying to get another crack at one of these? Not really. I wouldn’t turn one down, but I wouldn’t go out of my way to have another. It’s not bad, it just isn’t that impressive. Put some more meat in-between the two chicken breasts and get back to me.