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?


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

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