KFC unveils new meat-wrapped burger
Wed, 14 Apr 2010 7:57p.m.
KFC have unveiled a new burger in the US.
The Double Down contains two chicken fillets, two slices of cheese, two rashers of bacon and the colonel's sauce - 500 calories a pop.
It ain’t health food, and at the moment it's only available in America.
But an online poll suggests roughly two thirds of us want to try it.
Campbell Live reporter Mihingarangi Forbes went out to make a couple of Double Downs for two keen chicken lovers.
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2/06/2011 7:23:18 p.m.
29/03/2011 5:11:58 p.m.
Not vegetarian wrote:
Totally agree tania.I love proper meat but you dont get that in KFC. Cant afford it very often (maybe meat 1-2 times/week) but when I get some of that nice free range stuff from the local farm... wow! So much more flavour and texture. Shame some numpties think its their god given right to eat cheap meat every day even if it means that animals have to suffer to do so. There is no hope for the Bens and Russels of this world. Tomo... intensive farming is actually relatively new on the scene and while efficient is incredibly cruel and causes much suffering to the domesticated animals involved. Just because we used to do things is not a justification for continuing to do them (eg cannibalism, female circumcision) and certainly increasing the suffering of animals to increase efficiency so you can eat a cheap crappy KFC for a ridiculously low price is not what i would call a progressive step. And the end result is TOTALLY not the same!
10/05/2010 12:15:10 a.m.
I also work at KFC and I think this burger would be one of the biggest money makers for us period. Although, the boys in the video are delusional if they think they will get it for $5. Two chicken fillets alone is like $6 plus bacon and cheese. You're looking at the very least $7.50. In regards to Tania's comment. Go find somewhere else to preach, fact remains the no one really cares where their KFC comes from as long as it tastes good and is cooked properly. You'd also see if you went to KFC on the packaging from the suppliers who are the same people you buy your frozen chicken(s) from in the supermarket (Inghams and Tegel) that all products are delivered fresh and free of added hormones etc. An organisation such as 'KFCruelty' are just another bunch of people sitting around with nothing to do but mess around and search for things to complain about. Get a life!! KFC employs hundreds of people in NZ and are a good company to work for. I'm against intense animal cruelty but the fact is we have farmed animals for our own personal consumption for pretty much our entire existence. We’ve just found more efficient ways of doing it at the cost of a few others. Would you rather pay $20 for an organically farmed, pampered, protected, mentally and physically stimulated chicken breast fillet when it is just going to be cooked in the exact same way and the end result the same? I think not. It doesn’t matter how it arrives to your plate. It still gonna taste the same. KFC is KFC, there ain’t nothing better. LONG LIVE THE COLONEL!!!
4/05/2010 11:13:37 p.m.
Good on you Tania for voicing your opinion! As for you Ben i'm fairly sure you're the only retard around here.. some of as do like to hear other peoples opinion on the matter and that is what posting a comment is all about.
29/04/2010 4:02:09 p.m.
its NOT healthy at all, but it looks so nice and its good to treat yourself to food like that whenever you can and want, everybody knows its not healthy. But that doesnt stop people from eating fast foods; BRING ON THE NICE NO BUN BURGER mhmmmmmm.
20/04/2010 7:10:43 p.m.
i work at kfc and think its a stupid idea. the amount of obese people that shop at our store is mindboggling. this will only do to make it worse
20/04/2010 6:57:08 p.m.
Aah Ben precious Ben,
I'll type slowly so you can follow what i'm saying o-k-a-y as you are clearly a pot smoking retard.
For two months, Auckland Animal Action spent more than five weeks investigating a chicken factory farm owned by Tegel—New Zealand’s largest chicken-farming company. At the time of the investigation, Tegel had New Zealand’s sole contract to supply chickens to KFC, and this particular farm was a known KFC supplier.
SO NO NEW NEWS THERE BRIGHT SPARK!
I live on a self sustainable farm - so no i'm not a veggie nor a hypocrite - sorry chicken. You just keep stuffing your fat face with that rubbish. May you live long and prosper (NOT!)
20/04/2010 5:37:37 p.m.
Oh dear, KFC's lines are gonna swell even worse here in NZ from this. As if the nightmare known as Spicey Chicken Rush, wasn't bad enough. This thing will make those swollen Drive throughs even worse.And you know what I am talking about if you've ever been past KFC Hornby in Christchurch on Thursday Paydays.
18/04/2010 11:08:10 a.m.
Mark Steirer wrote:
"It ain’t health food, and at the moment it's only available in America."Actually, it is health food. "As a follower of the low-carb way...this has to be a plus. Perhaps ditch the coating on the chicken...."Exactly, the Double Down has just 11 grams of carbs versus 53 grams of protein. The Grilled Double Down is even better, with just 3 grams of carbs and 61 grams of protein.""Wow only 500 calories? that's pretty good considering its not all fat but a good portion of protein!"Right. It has two meals' worth of protein, so it's actually a low-calorie meal if you split it with someone.
16/04/2010 3:52:00 p.m.
Todd Cantley wrote:
Bring the double down to NZ!
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