(CNN) -- In the midst of first lady Michelle Obama's campaign against child obesity and chef Jamie Oliver's prime-time TV initiative for cleaner cooking, a chicken chain is crowing about some aggressively fat-laden fare.
KFC's long-rumored Double Down waddles into stores on April 12, boasting an ingredient list that prompted a copywriters' caveat on the product's Web page that it is "Real! No fooling."
The bun-free ("so meaty, there's no room") sandwich features two pieces of bacon, two slices of melted cheese and "Colonel's Sauce" - which KFC officials said is a "zesty mayonnaise" -- slathered between two chicken filets, either original recipe (540 calories and 32 fat grams per KFC.com) or the slightly slimmer grilled version (460 calories and 23 fat grams).
This is just one (and definitely not the worst!) of the outrageously unhealthy foods fast food restaurants are adding to their menus. CONT
Answer by KarmicChild at 2:16 PM on Apr. 7, 2010
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Answer by missanc at 1:42 PM on Apr. 7, 2010
If you use the fast food industry as your only source of nourishment, you are going to be unhealthy. If you only eat there occasionally, but you are responsible for making healthy, well-balanced meals, what is the big deal. I go shopping, buy food, and cook our meals. We don't eat fast food because it is too expensive, too much the same as the next, and not that good. When we do eat out, it is because we are usually traveling, and it is convenient. We don't choose fast food as our treat. I'll go to a diner or something where the food is good and cheaper.
Answer by jesse123456 at 1:43 PM on Apr. 7, 2010
That sounds narsty. Men would probably go for it. Personally, I hate fast food. I don't eat out often. If I do it's something off the dollar menus because those are usually smaller portions. I just don't see how people could eat that crap every day. BUT if they do it's their fault when their heart explodes. It's not the restaurants fault. They are just giving people what they want. You can choose to eat it or not. People need to be responsible for their choices and stop trying to blame everyone else.
Answer by sunshine06 at 1:52 PM on Apr. 7, 2010
Sorry I was trying to post the link but my computer messed up lol. Here's the link
I understand that its our choice to eat at fast food restaurants but seriously??? Why would they not lean toward making HEALTHIER but still tasty options? Why go the complete opposite direction?
Answer by AprilDJC at 2:09 PM on Apr. 7, 2010
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Answer by baconbits at 4:56 PM on Apr. 7, 2010
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