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Old 10-07-2010, 11:33 AM   #1
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KFC Double Down is coming to Canada



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For a limited time, Canada can taste the fast-food fried phenomenon selling fast south of the border.

KFC’s Double Down, a bacon and cheese sandwich that uses chicken breasts instead of buns, is making its foray into the Canadian market Oct. 18.

It will be available nationally until Nov. 14.

The “most outrageous sandwich experience in the country” is KFC’s most successful sandwich in the company’s history – selling more than 10 million in less than a month in the U.S., according to the KFC announcement issued Thursday.

Each fried sandwich lards on 540 calories (or 460 for the grilled version), 30 g of fat, and 1,740 mg of sodium. Health Canada places an adult’s recommended daily salt intake at around 1,500 mg.

KFC Canada originally refused to sell the sandwich until it was first tested in the U.S. market. It started selling there last year.

For months before the sandwich’s debut, speculation went wild online about whether it would come to Canada or if it was a hoax.

Food-industry consultant Darren Tristano said the sandwich targets working-class consumers with less income who want to get more bang for their buck.

“It’s about quantity. Whether we like it or not, this product will appeal to a significant portion of the consumer base,” he told salon.com in April.

“It appears to be achieving the goal, which is to get people interested. Freak shows are disgusting, but everyone seems to want to go to them anyway. I’m probably going to try one.”

A new Ipsos Reid poll, conducted on behalf of KFC Canada, found that Canadians think people will want to eat the sandwich, but not as many want to attempt the feat themselves.

Of the approximately 1,100 adults polled, 90 per cent said they think other Canadians will give it a try. Only 45 per cent said they would take down the Double Down.
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I'll have a double down eat off with anyone on RS....

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Old 10-07-2010, 11:42 AM   #3
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I tried it in the states. Not bad. The Wendy's Baconator gave me more of a heart-attack feeling than this.

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oh God, I really want to try it, but it's just so damn scary
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That's what he said to you eh? Not very sensual...
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shhhhhhh

dont give it away like that dude, have a little respect please??


like seriously
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How much does it cost, though?
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wendys double baconater is probably just as bad

maybe shouldn't have eaten two for lunch...
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if price is right, will definitely give it a try. Been eating a lot of $3 uncle burgers lately =)
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wendys double baconater is probably just as bad

maybe shouldn't have eaten two for lunch...
for real? like for shizzel my nizzel?>??


how the fuck do u eat two?

i eat one with combo and i felt my heart was gonna get clogged

tho my record was

2 double big mac + 2 fillet o fish + large fries and a large coke all finished within 30 minutes during lunch
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Yesterday I had 4 Whoppers fries and drink for lunch... Can't wait to try a couple of these bad boys.

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It was like 4 bucks when I bought it. It's good, but then it leaves that guilty feeling afterwards.
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how the fuck do u eat two?

i eat one with combo and i felt my heart was gonna get clogged

tho my record was

2 double big mac + 2 fillet o fish + large fries and a large coke all finished within 30 minutes during lunch
Yea, I was super hungry and didn't want to waste my time with fries, so I just got two of them. Filled me up and then some, lol.

But ur combo you listed there is pretty devastating as well...fish sandwiches are one of the greasiest fast food burgers out there (BK Big Fish is the greasist to date)
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1,740mg of sodium... holy fuck that's more than the daily recommended intake for an adult itself
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I remember eating this in the states, hmmm wonder how it is going to here xD
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1,740mg of sodium... holy fuck that's more than the daily recommended intake for an adult itself
Yea man this thing is REALLY salty. I didn't really like it, the processed mozz. cheese kind of ruins it for me. If they don't make it fresh its soggy and dry. So make sure they don't use old crap.
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Walked past the KFC in the Richmond Centre food court earlier today and saw that they were already serving the Double Down!

I just came from dinner that time so I wasn't able to try it for myself. It was about $6.80-something-ish I believe without the meal. Pretty pricey if you ask me. I'll try it at least once sometime this weekend/next week though for sure
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yeah the first bite into this thing gave me a sour face, then after the initial shock it started to taste really good... 10 hours later I crave another one
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i think i m gonna split it with someone..lol
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How much does it cost, though?
More than you can afford pal!!!









I think its $5.99 for the sandwich only

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Yea, I was super hungry and didn't want to waste my time with fries, so I just got two of them. Filled me up and then some, lol.

But ur combo you listed there is pretty devastating as well...fish sandwiches are one of the greasiest fast food burgers out there (BK Big Fish is the greasist to date)

INdeed, do u have any idea how greasy the double big macs are? fuck, its like gulping down on grease. HEnce why you need a LARGE coke to go down with it, than its all good

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540 calories just for the sandwich lol
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