Why Us?

The New York Daily News reports on a really disgusting extreme and cutting-edge food concept from KFC.

This is the ‘Double Down’ sandwich that is for serious fast-food eaters only, or maybe low-carb dieters. It has two fried chicken fillets instead of bread.

The thing is, it’s going nationwide after being tried out in Rhode Island and Nebraska. Why us? Why Nebraska? Are we the two most average states in the union? Or the two strangest?

The sandwich was test-marketed in the KFC on the corner of Cypress and North Main, and it must have been a success.

I don’t expect to see Kentucky Steamed Broccoli anytime soon. Being a friend of Ben and Jerrys myself I really can’t throw stones.

That Stuff Will Make You Sick

For about twenty years I’ve noticed that some of my diabetic patients have a bad craving for sugary drinks, especially soda.

I’ve noticed that a whole double aisle of the supermarket is full of soda, and there’s another pair of aisles of sweet fruit juice and sports drinks. This low-nutrition, high-sugar item is a best-seller even in a recession when staple foods are getting harder to afford.

A study shows that soda is linked to diabetes.
Stop the presses!

It’s a tough habit to break, too. A shot of glucose that kicks in fast. Once in a while won’t hurt you, but if you drink it all the time it will make you sick.

The Colonel Hearts Rhode Island

Dear God in Heaven, they’ve finally done it–eliminated bread from the sandwich. The Orlando Sentinel gives us an early warning…

Two slices of bacon. Two slices of cheese (pepperjack and swiss). A dollop of the Colonel’s Special Sauce. And two Original Recipe chicken fillets around them as the bun…

Omaha, Nebraska (where the Foodgeekery.com reviewer is from), and an area in Rhode Island are test markets for the Double Down Chicken Sandwich…

Some suggestions for bloggers and readers–

1. Invent a conspiracy theory around whichever ‘area in Rhode Island’ KFC chooses to market this Godzilla of fast food.
2. Send the opposite wing coupons for 10 free Double Down Chicken Sandwiches and suggest they enjoy them while blogging.
3. Speculate on the effect on future elections if this sandwich sells big in the red states.
4. Invent a conspiracy theory that combines the health care crisis, euthanasia and addictive food additives.
5. Such a sandwich should not be sold to children–pro or con this statement?

Why Omaha? No one lives there anyway, are they trying to clear it out completely and build another Area 51? Why Rhode Island? Maybe they wanted to test the effect on a tough population. We eat clamcakes, after all– a ball of fried dough with scraps of bottom-feeding mollusks and grains of sand.

That’s my conspiracy theory–what’s yours?