So, some of you may recall a certain sandwich, the Double Down, released by the fast food giant KFC recently. It received much attention on the internet, due to it's unorthodox construction. In order to bypass the need for a bun (which would take up room where there could be chicken) KFC went all out and replaced the bread with two fried boneless chicken breasts. The sandwich consists of:
- 2 Fried boneless chicken breasts
- 2 pieces of white American cheese
- 2 strips of bacon
- Colonel Sauce (I chose to bypass the sauce to get more controlled results.)
When I first unwrapped the double down, I took a moment to gaze upon it's glory. Before eating, I held it, the chicken was very hot. However, I noticed the cheese was not, and was in fact cold where it wasn't touching the chicken. This was unimportant though, as it quickly melted. As I looked, I noticed something missing: the bacon. I panicked at first, but upon closer inspection, I realized the bacon was there, there just wasn't a lot.
Eating The Damn Thing
And so I took my first bite. Everybody's tongue can sense four flavors: salty, sweet, bitter, and sour. And let me tell you, this sandwich was NOT bitter, sour, or sweet. After the first bite, I looked back into the sandwich. The reason for the saltiness was made clear: The bacon was too tough to tear and came out of the sandwich in one bite. Needless to say, I was dissapointed.
I continued eating the abomination of all that is sandwich. with the bacon gone, all there was was chicken. Sure there was cheese, but it was incredibly bland and mild. The rest of the sandwich tasted like nothing but chicken, the cheese being completely and totally overpowered by the bird.
I'll be rating the sandwich on two categories out of 5 possible stars each: Flavor and Texture.
FLAVOR: *** The sandwich tasted like chicken. That's it. The cheese was mild to the point that it might as well have not been there, and the overly salty, tough bacon was gone in a bite.
TEXTURE: **** The texture was actually very pleasing. After the leathery bacon was out of the way, there was nothing but delicios chicken with crunchy breading, countered by the cheese, which didn't contribute to any flavors, but gave a slightly creamy texture.
Double Down Sandwich: ******* out of **********
7 stars out of 10