Posted via Canadian Content
Kentucky Fried Chicken has introduced its chicken sandwich in Canada and health experts are giving it a big two thumbs down.
The fatty, salty 'sandwich' was introduced to the US market in the spring and health-conscience diners are best to avoid it according to the vast majority of nutritionists. Why? For one, the meal exceeds an adult's recommended daily sodium intake which crosses the border of enough to too much at 1,740mg of salt.
If the salt isn't a detractor, the calorie intake is 540 calories with 30 grams of fat, hardly something to overlook.
Still, its really not the worst thing you can ingest while you're at the food court; Wendy's Baconator contains 610 calories but with less sodium intake at roughly 1,100mg and KFC's own Classic Sandwich beats the Double Down, hands-down on calorie intake at slightly over 1,000mg.
If you ordered your Double Down with a side of Poutine, you're looking at over 3,000mg of sodium, more than twice the recommended daily intake.
KFC says the DD will be available until mid-November but if it becomes popular enough, it may just become a permanent selection on the menu.
According to Forbes, Canadians rank high on the obesity scale with around 61% of adults at an unhealthy weight. Children are also at risk with an ever increasing obese population, shooting from 2% to 10% for boys (9% for girls) between 1989 and 2004.
While we're not very sure how KFC's marketing game will play out, Canadians all but rejected the entry of another fast food, artery cringing outlet when Krispy Kreme opened its doors in 2004 and closed most of them shortly thereafter.
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