Thumbs down to KFC's double down


Tony The Bot
#1
Thumbs down to KFC's double down
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.


Original Article: http://www.canadiancontent.net/commt...down_1003.html
 
Praxius
#2
Well gee of course it's unhealthy.... just look at the thing:

it looks like two chunks of pressure-cooked breaded chicken, bacon, cheese and a bunch of fatty sauce.

You'd think they'd at least try and give it a semi-healthy appearance like tossing on some lettuce or tomato or some sort of veggie.... but it sits there looking exactly like what it truly is..... a big chunk of fatty meat and cheese.

Anybody who purchases this and eats it only have themselves to blame when their heart explodes out their arse.
 
petros
#3
The Triple By-Pass Deluxe.
 
karrie
#4
Still has more nutritional value than pork rinds, and probably potatoe chips. Anyone who makes fast food a steady diet is screwed. Someone who eats this once is probably better off than someone who lives on McD's salads thinking they're 'healthy'.
 
Chiliagon
#5
I guess they know that there are people out there willing to destroy their lives by eating this #@$@
 
TenPenny
+1
#6
Hey, if you don't want to eat it, don't.
 
Chiliagon
#7
no worries I won't! I want to live thank you!
 
DurkaDurka
#8
What about the children though?
What if they accidentally ingest one of these devilish concoctions?
Surely there is a law to remove this temptation from the people.
 
Chiliagon
#9
well the Citizens of Canada need to stand up and not eat it. Simple as that.
 
DurkaDurka
+1
#10
Quote: Originally Posted by Chiliagon View Post

well the Citizens of Canada need to stand up and not eat it. Simple as that.

We need more laws! We cannot allow the ignorant citizens of this country to tempt stroke or heart attack by eating this. More laws!
 
#juan
#11
I like Kentucky Fried Chicken. I know it's full of trans fat and sodium but I like it. I can understand having
a piece of breaded chicken with bacon in a bun.......no different than MacDonald's bacon cheese burger but
two big pieces of chicken with sauce and bacon and no bun is just disgusting glutony.
 
Avro
#12
Quote: Originally Posted by karrie View Post

Still has more nutritional value than pork rinds, and probably potatoe chips. Anyone who makes fast food a steady diet is screwed. Someone who eats this once is probably better off than someone who lives on McD's salads thinking they're 'healthy'.

Wrong!
 
Chiliagon
#13
just save your money, dont' go and eat ANYTHING a McDonalds, Wendy's KFC, Burger King, ETC.. the list goes on..
 
Praxius
+1
#14
Quote: Originally Posted by DurkaDurka View Post

We need more laws! We cannot allow the ignorant citizens of this country to tempt stroke or heart attack by eating this. More laws!

Indeed... children should have to provide ID to show their age prior to being allowed to purchase one of these.

Nobody should be allowed to eat one of these indoors and in an enclosed space that is not properly ventilated.

One must eat one of these outside and 10 metres away from any entrance to a building.

Nobody is allowed to eat one of these on a patio or balcony of an establishment even though it is ventilated.

Anybody purchasing one of these should be taxed 32% of the original price so that tax money can be used for maintaining our highways.

Anybody eating one of these near a non-eater should be fined $250 (minimum) due to the risk of second-hand munchies.

Nobody is allowed to eat one of these and drive a motorized vehicle with a minor in the back, even if the windows are rolled down.

In the town of Bridgewater, it is illegal to possess or eat one of these anywhere in the public, including sidewalks, streets, parks, playgrounds or even on the porch of your own home.... in the Town of Bridgewater, the only place you are legally allowed to eat a Double Down is on the Bridge because it is not owned by the town (but the province) and thus, out of jurisdiction of town council.

It is illegal to trade a KFC Double Down for a Wendy's Baconator..... any purchase, trade or other kind of transaction for any of these unhealthy food products must be conducted within a federally licensed grease shop.

By law, no federally licensed grease shop is permitted to be attached by entrance to any building or establishment that contains a pharmacy. Any Federally Licensed Grease Shops that do have 30 days as of notice to modify their shops so that customers must enter through a different doorway that is separate from the Pharmacy.

All packaging for the Double Down and similar grease foods must have warning labels that are in both french and english and must take up 52% of the overall packaging.
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^ There you go, that should make sure nobody ever tries them or becomes addicted to them...... oh wait, they already tried all of the above for smoking tobacco and people are still smoking.

Hmmmm.......
 
karrie
#15
Quote: Originally Posted by Avro View Post

Wrong!

Losing weight is not the only indicator of health. How much sodium and transfats did he ingest in those salads to lose the weight?
 
captain morgan
#16
Quote: Originally Posted by Praxius View Post

Indeed... children should have to provide ID to show their age prior to being allowed to purchase one of these.


All packaging for the Double Down and similar grease foods must have warning labels that are in both french and english and must take up 52% of the overall packaging.


Consumers of said product must, upon demand, provide a medical certificate that details their cardiac condition(s).


Packaging also to include graphic images of liposuction procedures (that may be required by the consumer upon ingesting to many double-downs)
 
coldstream
+3
#17  Top Rated Post
It looks yummy to me. I'm sick of busy bodies trying to define what should go on my plate in my best interests. Fat adds the flavour and zest to meat dishes, most good honest chefs know that. People need fat in their diet. The way to limit dangerous intakes is to eat no more calories than you expend in physical activity. There is nothing wrong with this sandwich if you cut down on intake in other ways, or ratchet up the exercize level. And it's really none of these 'health experts' how it is done.
 
Praxius
#18
Quote: Originally Posted by coldstream View Post

It looks yummy to me. I'm sick of busy bodies trying to define what should go on my plate in my best interests. Fat adds the flavour and zest to meat dishes, most good honest chefs know that. People need fat in their diet. The way to limit dangerous intakes is to eat no more calories than you expend in physical activity. There is nothing wrong with this sandwich if you cut down on intake in other ways, or ratchet up the exercize level. And it's really none of these 'health experts' how it is done.

You get brownie points for that

Frig, last I checked most of us are adults..... I already had 18 some years of being told what to do and what not to do by my parents, I don't need other people I never met trying to tell me what I should or shouldn't do with my body and my life, especially now that I'm an adult.

If I wasn't going to "Get it" in the 18 years of being told what to do by my parents, chances are I'm not going to "Get it" now by being told what to do by strangers who think they know better then I do.

I don't go around telling people not to go sky diving, bungee jumping or mountain climbing, so don't tell me what I can or can not eat and how much.
 
karrie
#19
Just wait until this hits restaurants....

YouTube - The Worst Pizza Ever! - Epic Meal Time!
 
shadowshiv
+1
#20
I tried one last night. It was tasty. It's not like I plan on buying one every night, so the health experts can stick it up the whazoo! If I want to try something that is unhealthy for me, then why should it bother them? It's all about moderation, right?
 
TenPenny
#21
There's a place in Charlottetown that serves donair egg rolls - we were at a soccer tournament, and the coach called a 'parents meeting', which turned out to mean, 'bring your beer out to the outdoor pool', and he ordered some from Dino's...man, they were good, but most of the women didn't like them, I thought they were awesome.
 
Risus
#22
Quote: Originally Posted by shadowshiv View Post

I tried one last night. It was tasty. It's not like I plan on buying one every night, so the health experts can stick it up the whazoo! If I want to try something that is unhealthy for me, then why should it bother them? It's all about moderation, right?

Its been a long time since I've been in a KFC, or any other fast food joint for that matter, but I want to give one of these things a try, too.

Quote: Originally Posted by coldstream View Post

It looks yummy to me. I'm sick of busy bodies trying to define what should go on my plate in my best interests. Fat adds the flavour and zest to meat dishes, most good honest chefs know that. People need fat in their diet. The way to limit dangerous intakes is to eat no more calories than you expend in physical activity. There is nothing wrong with this sandwich if you cut down on intake in other ways, or ratchet up the exercize level. And it's really none of these 'health experts' how it is done.

I agree. Nobody is going to tell me what I can or can't eat.
 
shadowshiv
#23
Quote: Originally Posted by Risus View Post

Its been a long time since I've been in a KFC, or any other fast food joint for that matter, but I want to give one of these things a try, too.

Here's a heads-up, Risus. It is pretty expensive! It is $6.99 by itself and $8.99 in a combo(at least, that was the price in the local KFC).
 
karrie
#24
Quote: Originally Posted by shadowshiv View Post

Here's a heads-up, Risus. It is pretty expensive! It is $6.99 by itself and $8.99 in a combo(at least, that was the price in the local KFC).

meat is pricey. Making a sandwich entirely of meat isn't bound to be cheap. lol.
 
shadowshiv
#25
Quote: Originally Posted by karrie View Post

meat is pricey. Making a sandwich entirely of meat isn't bound to be cheap. lol.

Can I help it if I am cheap?
 
TenPenny
#26
Are you trying to claim that KFC food has meat in it?
 
Praxius
#27
Quote: Originally Posted by TenPenny View Post

There's a place in Charlottetown that serves donair egg rolls - we were at a soccer tournament, and the coach called a 'parents meeting', which turned out to mean, 'bring your beer out to the outdoor pool', and he ordered some from Dino's...man, they were good, but most of the women didn't like them, I thought they were awesome.

Yeah they started introducing those around here in Halifax a couple of months ago..... haven't tried one...... yet.

Quote: Originally Posted by shadowshiv View Post

Here's a heads-up, Risus. It is pretty expensive! It is $6.99 by itself and $8.99 in a combo(at least, that was the price in the local KFC).

Oh that's nothing.... most of the burger combos at A&W are between $7-$8..... most of the combos at Wendy's are around the same depending on what size you get...... and a foot long sub at subway with a combo?

You're looking around 11+ bucks unless you get the cheap no-name meat ones..... which comes around $9 still as a combo.

A Wendy's Baconator around here as a combo is something like 8 or 9 bucks.... so it's about par.

Quote: Originally Posted by TenPenny View Post

Are you trying to claim that KFC food has meat in it?

Although I only worked at one for about a week and a half (couldn't stand the old chicken smell from the fridge and the redundancy) I can vouch that they use real chickens and real meat.

Well.... real chicken as in those chickens you typically get from your run of the mill industrial slaughterhouses with their hormone spiked mutant birds.

And if you're worried about their meat, I kind of wonder if you're aware of how they make their Gravy...... that was another thing that made me not stick around for that job.

Ask me and I'll give you some wonderful details about how they make their gravy that you might not want to eat there again.

But keep in mind, they say ignorance is bliss.
 
petros
#28
Quote: Originally Posted by TenPenny View Post

There's a place in Charlottetown that serves donair egg rolls - we were at a soccer tournament, and the coach called a 'parents meeting', which turned out to mean, 'bring your beer out to the outdoor pool', and he ordered some from Dino's...man, they were good, but most of the women didn't like them, I thought they were awesome.

Do they come in shawarma too?
 
gingersnap
#29
Quote: Originally Posted by Praxius View Post

Nobody should be allowed to eat one of these indoors and in an enclosed space that is not properly ventilated.

Just give me this one law ... please. The smell of KFC makes me gag.
 

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