Patt Morrison for April 7, 2010

KFC’s Double Down puts your heart “All In”

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KFC's double-down sandwich.

Have you ever thought to yourself, “This sandwich would be a whole lot better if the bread were replaced with chicken?” Well KFC has heard your heart's desire, and starting tomorrow will be facilitating quite possibly the food equivalent to a WMD. Having trouble conceptualizing? Picture two boneless chicken fillets as the bun — then squeeze two pieces of bacon, two slices of cheese and some sauce in between; all for just $5.00… miracles do happen. Only this miracle is about 1,380 milligrams of salt (about 60% of what the federal government recommends for an entire day's consumption) and 10 grams of saturated fat (about 50% of a day's supply) and it is a limited time offer that will be available for only six weeks. But how much damage can the Double Down do to you for six weeks?

Guest:

Michael Jacobson, executive director of the Center for Science in the Public Interest


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