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Overview: KFC – Double Down (2023)

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KFC’s Double Down has made a limited-time return to the menu and options two Additional Crispy rooster breast filets sandwiching two slices of cheese, two hickory-smoked bacon items, and a alternative of both mayo or spicy sauce.

I paid $8.99 for the Double Down and received the common model with mayo.

The KFC I went to supplied views of a reasonably open kitchen so I used to be capable of see how they put the Double Down collectively. Mainly, they grabbed two filets out of the hotter, put a small squirt of mayo on every with the sauce gun, positioned a slice of cheese on every filet, added two bacon slices from a bin, after which, inverted one of many filets on prime of the opposite. They then wrapped the sandwich in wax paper and slid it into the identical foil-lined pouch as their common rooster sandwiches. The warmth from the rooster within the pouch fully melted the cheese on the brief trip residence.

Whereas the thought of fried rooster as a bun creates a little bit of a spectacle across the Double Down, it is actually simply fried rooster with cheese and bacon. When you chopped up the rooster and threw shredded cheese, crumbled bacon, and a drizzle of mayo on prime, most individuals would not bat a watch.

The fried rooster filets had been frivolously seasoned, barely juicy, and pretty crispy. They had been a reasonably beneficiant dimension and thickness. Since rooster would not squish down like a bun and has extra variance in thickness than a bun, it was a bit of labor to chunk into the thicker parts of the Double Down. Curiously, the place the unique Double Down (which I reviewed over 10 years in the past) was too salty for my liking, I discovered the present Double Right down to have extra manageable saltiness. The rooster itself made for a good salt buffer. I am not saying there’s much less salt right here versus the earlier model, but it surely tasted much less salty.

The melted cheese seemed and tasted like processed White American cheese. It had that creamy, salty taste and melted simply from simply the new/heat rooster. It, together with the mayo, served because the glue that held the 2 rooster filets collectively, and so they did the job surprisingly properly. The mayo was fairly delicate and did not add a lot to the sandwich apart from some further moisture.

The bacon was not as crispy because the rooster however supplied an occasional contact of salty smokiness for added selection in some bites.

When it comes to price, you are getting two Additional Crispy filets, that are the identical as is discovered within the chain’s rooster sandwiches. The sandwiches price $5.49 every close to me so, until you actually worth the bun, the Double Down represents extra bang in your buck.

Total, I loved KFC’s Double Down a superb bit this time round. In addition to the marginally clunky consuming expertise from making an attempt to cram two stacked rooster filets into my mouth, it actually does simply really feel like consuming meaty, boneless fried rooster with some melted cheese and bacon, which isn’t a foul factor in any respect.

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