Apr 3, 2011

Double Trouble

Man of mystery and chicken lover (wait, that doesn't sound right), Disco Stu and I road test KFC's infamous "Double" burger. The Wah is there to capture it all on high definition digital video.




KFC has no reason to be proud of itself by offering The Double - except of course in the only way it counts - marketing. It truly is a gleeful triumph of "F*** You, Health Nazis". Bravo, Colonel Sanders, bravo.

In the future, aliens will discover the fetid remnants of The Double, and begin to piece together the downfall of human civilisation. Unfortunately they will cook one up as an experiment, and be doomed to repeat our mistakes. Take that, aliens.

17 comments:

  1. That is more awful in the flesh than I could imagine. Word has it in the industry (cos, y'know, fast food industry insiders always tend to whisper in my ear) is that KFC are loving the car-crash outrage coverage of this at the moment and are planning similar gastronomical abominations to come. The feed bag, anyone?

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  2. Great work, can't wait for more video reviews of products.

    have to say whats more man time than a big lead up and entrance and when its revealed a woman saying "is that it".

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  3. Great work! Nice style, love your blog ;)

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  4. It probably goes against the intent of this post, but now I can't get this thing out of my head and am visualizing the route to the closest KFC.

    The thing is, if they reduced this to a single patty then put the bacon and cheese *inside* the chicken somehow, they'd have the fast-food industry's first "chicken kiev"...

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  5. "Mankind invented bun technology for a reasons."

    Anthropologists are now quite certain that buns are a female innovation.

    And Alan, the fast food industry already attempted chicken kiev. Back in 1953 McDonalds introduced the McKiev sandwich, and it was a smashing success, but was removed from the menu because of the rise of anti-communism, and so disappeared along with the until then wildly popular McBorscht.

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  6. Just as well they serve it in packaging that serves as a handy travel sized vomit bag.

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  7. That's what they said about McBorscht, but in time it caught on in a big way.

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  8. I have a friend who made her own waffles and used them as a bun for the Double Down. She said her heart felt like it *changed* after she ate it.

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  9. It looks so dirty yet so tasty at the same time

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  10. At a couple of times in the video you and Disco Stu hint at a theory that I've read (and I think it has some merit) - the outrage at the Double Down is largely driven by how unseemly it looks to eat chicken with your hands. There's no comparable outrage at eating other fast food burgers, despite some being similarly unhealthy, because you have a bun there. There's no outrage at chicken cordon bleu, because you eat it with cutlery.

    Definitely a marketing triumph....

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  11. I don't think you need any more fatty foods in your diet.

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  12. As a Vegetarian I often have distant but fond memories of KFC ... I dont think I'll ever crave it again !! :) Who thought of that!!! blurrrghh.

    You three should review more products :))

    x

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  13. As a Vegetarian I often have distant but fond memories of KFC ... I dont think I'll ever crave it again!!

    Okay, I don't believe it, either.

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  14. Blark.

    That's the noise I involuntarily made when I first beheld The Double. The last time I heard that noise was seconds before that guy on "Supersize Me" threw up out his car window.

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  15. Laughing all the way to the Colonel's.....

    xoxoxo, c

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  16. Hohoho ;) That was funny, thanks. But too much junky food won't do good things to you.

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