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Tuesday, 10th May 2011
Product Review: The KFC Double Down Burger
By Kevin Walton

The KFC Double Down Burger

I came, I saw, I conquered and...... Meh.

Today saw the NZ release of KFC’s infamous “Double Down” burger; a burger consisting of bacon, sauce and cheese wedged between two slabs of deep fried chicken. No bread bun; the chicken is the bun. It has been deemed one of the fattiest foods on the planet.

“With 1939 kilojoules, the 212g KFC Double Down original recipe has 32.3g of fat, which nutritionist Susie Burrell says will take about two hours of walking to burn off.” -

With so much press coverage and controversy around this burger, it stands to reason that I had to go down on my lunch break today to see what all the fuss is about.

Talk about absolute madness. The queue for this thing at KFC Manukau today extended out the door and into the car park. On top of that there was the 20+ car queue at the drive through! It took me about 10 minutes just to get in the door and another 30 minutes to get to the front of the queue to be served.

So after the several month wait for the burger to be released in NZ followed by such a long wait in the queue to get one, was it worth it? Meh, not really. It’s a very novel idea and it was alright, but for me personally, I found the cracked-pepper cheese that they’ve use to be a bit over-powering and, without a bread bun, my fingers got a little burnt and covered in hot fatty oil. I still far prefer the BBQ Bacon & Cheese burger and will not be changing any time soon.