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Kentucky Fried ChickenSince KFC released their Double Down sandwich, I’ve had a hankering to sample the sandwich that’s proclaimed to be “so meaty, there’s no room for a bun!” Sporting two thick and juicy boneless white meat chicken filets, two pieces of bacon, two melted slices of Monterey Jack and pepper jack cheese and Colonel’s Sauce, I have high hopes that this meal will fit nicely into my meatatarian lifestyle!

As I first laid eyes upon this glorious progression in the evolution of sandwiches, I was extremely pleased to see every advertised ingredient bursting from sides of the Double Down. The ends of crispy bacon strips were peeking out from underneath slightly melted squares of cheese while the Colonel’s Sauce was seductively tempting me to take the first bite.

Double Down

But before diving in, I decided to crack open this chicken-sandwich-of-doom to see what kind of bacony goodness lay waiting inside. To my surprise, what I found were the two most tiny and putrid looking pieces of pork belly I had ever seen. Each strip was three inches long, a half inch wide at best, and thin enough to see through. Combined, these two strips didn’t even cover a quarter of the fried chicken breast they lay upon.

Double Down

Around my house pork reigns supreme and never takes a backseat to chicken. So I did what any true BBQ Addict would do, and added a hot slice of Bacon Explosion to the middle of my Double Down sandwich to give it the true bacon kick that it was missing. And of course it was glazed with our Burnt Finger BBQ Private Stock Barbecue Sauce to enhance the mayo-based Colonel Sauce that was thoroughly caked on.

Double Down

I quickly reassembled the Double Down by capping the Bacon Explosion slice with the two bacon strips, the second fried chicken breast and eagerly took my first bite.

Double Down

Double Down

As expected, the Doubled Up Double Down was gloriously delicious! The smoky flavor of the Bacon Explosion was the perfect compliment to the crispy fried chicken, and it gave the sandwich the big bold bacon flavor that it deserves. And before you ask…yes, I ate the whole thing!!!

Double Down
Photo Credit: Megan Day

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  1. Michael says:

    Jason, you’re a mad man! Just when I thought you couldn’t get any crazier! Can’t wait to try that out myself. I do imagine a little BBQ makes everything better, right?!

  2. Jeff says:

    I would die of a heart attack! I plan on losing weight and getting in shape… the reward making a Bacon Explosion. Otherwise, if I made it now I don’t think I would live.

  3. Bill says:

    Wow… can I just say, wow. I think I’m stuck somewhere between shock and awe, with just a tinge pork envy.

  4. Bob says:

    Beautiful. Simply beautiful.

  5. BJ says:

    I don’t think Michelle Obama would approve…

  6. Jeff says:

    Who cares what Michelle Obama thinks or any government official for that matter. It is my body and I will eat what I dang well please! Now bring on the pork (the edible kind not the wasteful spending kind)!

  7. Bill says:

    Jeff — While I agree with not giving a hoot about Michelle Obama’s opinion, I think that some of the dietary concerns she’s addressing have to do with people who ignore sane eating guidelines (avoiding obesity from eating too much fatty junk food, say), and become a burden on us taxpayers when they develop heart, kidney, liver and god knows what other problems and have to spend the rest of their lives getting expensive medical treatment that their insurance won’t cover. Your diabetes costs me money, fool: if you’re going to eat that kind of crap, are you willing to sign a document that swears you will never ask for public help in treating your self-created health problems? You go ahead, eat what you dang well please. Just don’t expect me to pick up the tab of your dying.

  8. Digger says:

    I had my first “Double Down” and was very disappointed. The Colonel has a great idea, but the one I got looked nasty(worse than yours) when it arrived.Adding a slice of bacon explosion is a great idea.
    The comment by Bill above is laughable.Does he really think fatty food causes diabetes? The beauty of the double down is it contains no refined carbohydrates(no bun!) or sugar, which are the actual causes of America’s epidemics of obesity and diabetes.It’s the fries and 32oz. coke people have with their double down that is the problem.
    Anyone going on a high fat low carb diet will lose weight and become much healthier.

  9. Vj says:

    …oh the sodium

  10. Richard says:

    Cool Stuff,Jason!

    I cannot wait to make a Bacon Explosion for me and my family!

    I have to say that Bill, indeed, does not understand what makes so many Americans fat as hogs (which is why everyone just continues to get fatter), and Digger has the right idea.

    So-called “low-fat” foods help make us fatter by including so many (carbohydrate) fillers. At age 59, I’m 5’10″ tall and weigh 165 pounds, and eat plenty of fatty meats. When I was over 200#, I was eating “low-fat”; lost it by going “low carb”. Got on the scales one day and had lost 25 pounds without exercising! I was astonished.

    But I eat plenty of vegetables and salads, nuts, fruits. They stave off diseases. Meat alone doesn’t cut it.

    I put sweet-n-low in my coffee instead of sugar.

    By cutting sugars out of your diet (primarily sweets; potatoes; bread), you FORCE your body to burn fat. It works like a charm, and before you know it, you don’t miss those foods. And once you reach your weight goal, you can eat them when you really want.

    Once you’re down to your chosen weight, you can eat sugars moderately. Just keep an eye on the scale. But you’ll notice when you eat sugary foods with meats, you get smelly gas, because the sugars ferment (rot) the meat inside you.

    Eating less sugars, potato chips, etc, feels so good, too. It’s amazing how much better I feel generally, and I’ve been doing calisthenics mornings too.

    Best to all…