Prepare Your Tummy To Welcome Back KFC’s Double Down Sandwich

04.16.14 4 years ago 15 Comments

It appears that we’re in the midst of two “golden ages” of things, both of them completely unrelated but so gosh dang American: TV and fast food. These epochs are great because not only can Americans get superb dramas and comedies, like, whenever, but they can also order horribly rendered Tex-Mex and pizza at the same damn time or quasi-delicious breakfast at that same Tex-Mex/pizza joint.

But one of the era’s crowning achievements was KFC’s 2010 “Double Down,” which the chain will re-introduce to its menu for a limited time on April 21. The “sandwich”–loosest possible term here–featured two breaded chicken breasts with Monterey Jack and pepper-jack cheese, bacon and a special sauce wedged between them. In hindsight, it definitely wasn’t as brazen as the chain’s recent corsages, but just as game-changing nonetheless.

The source that broke the news, USA TODAY, also mentions that the company will have a social media campaign to accompany it called the “Double Down Dare.” Take that however you want. It’ll probably make a great hashtag. First We Feast also linked to the New York Times‘ Sam Sifton’s original review of the item, which calls it “a disgusting meal, a must-to-avoid.”

Needless to say, Sifton’s an idiot because this revolutionary item deserves one more proper go-round in our stomachs and toilets before disappearing again.

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