I decide to try the new KFC Double Down sandwich meal completely on a whim. When I hear the price, $7.57 for a sandwich, drink, and ‘tater wedges, I realized I had made a mistake. Normally you can get a 3 piece fried chicken dinner, two sides and a beeos’kit for this kinda scratch. But hey.. it’s a sandwich with chicken patties as buns powered by cheese and bacon in the middle (prepared by KFC no less). This has winner written all over it. Right?!?!
The ‘tater wedges aren’t done so they ask me to pull around and wait. When the meal shows up and they hand me the bag… I could tell it wasn’t gonna be pretty. The bag weighed about a $1.50’s worth. I pull the sandwich out and take a bite. My Double Down was dry and bitter. I’m still not sure about that bitter part… The chicken patties were cold, probably from waiting on the wedges and the cheese in the middle was not melted. All signs care wasn’t taken with my lunch.
The experience as a whole? how to describe it…
It was like my oldest memories of that signature red and white striped bucket at family reunions, Sunday lunches, all the wonderful times spent with family where Kentucky Fried Chicken was the centerpiece for the meal.. it was if those memories began waging a fierce battle in my mind. Each bite of this dry, lackluster sandwich delivering a staggering blow to the deliscious KFC memories of the past. I actually thought of just throwing the whole thing out on the on pavement next to my car in defiance… Corporate wouldn’t care.. they got their money and I would only be punishing an overworked under appreciated pawn in this great terrible chicken’y war.
The tag line instantly made sense: “we Double Down dare you.” Trust me.. don’t take that dare.