Thanks to a friend's Facebook status update, I was alerted to the fact that the fast food world is abuzz with news of KFC's Double Down sandwich. The sandwich features two slices of cheese, two strips of bacon, and KFC's special sauce. Then get this...instead of using bread for the bun, the sandwich is packed between two deep-fried chicken breasts! It's literally a meat sandwich - meat (bacon) sandwiched between two layers of...meat (chicken). Holy caloric caper Batman! Apparently, for now it's being field tested only in Nebraska and Rhode Island.
While I'm not generally a fan of fast food, think of the implications for the gluten-free community (please - PLEASE - sense the tongue in cheek sarcasm here). All these years, Kelli and I have been working to perfect our gluten-free breads, or wrapping a hamburger in leaf lettuce. And to think, KFC had the answer...use meat! This has the potential to take gluten-free/low carb/Atkins diet sandwiches to unbelievable extremes of protein (and calorie) overload.
Umm...thanks, but no thanks. And in the meantime, coming tomorrow on NGNP: a review of the Nature's Path Organic family of GF products. Until then!