If you’ve had the inkling to order your favorite fast food sandwich without the bread, you’ve probably heard quite a bit about KFC’s Double Down sandwich.
This unique “food” uses 2 deep-fried (or grilled) chicken breasts in place of the bread and in between the ‘bread’ is bacon, several melted cheeses and some secret sauce. You can probably guess that Double Down nutrition facts won’t lead to weight loss. Keep reading to find out!
Major Nutrients Found In A Double Down
The first thing I noticed about Double Down nutrition facts is the incredibly high amount of fat—particularly saturated fat—found in just one sandwich. If you are at risk for high cholesterol, the Double Down has more than 50% of your recommended daily value of both cholesterol and saturated fat. This could lead to heart problems for many people.
But there is also the issue of calories. This one sandwich has 610 calories and that does not include a side dish or drink. However with very careful meal planning, your Double Down craving can be satisfied.
This sandwich of course has an insane amount of sodium as well, in fact it provides much more than the 1,500mg recommended by the American Heart Association. Double Down nutrition facts are very little of the good stuff like carbs and fiber. There is lots of protein, but deep-frying a lean protein isn’t quite enjoying a lean protein, is it?
The most important choice you will make when selecting KFC’s Double Down sandwich is; deep-fried or grilled. Of course you know what the right answer should be, but with all the hype you’ll probably opt for the deep-fried version.
The Double Down is not a sandwich that will hold well in the fridge, despite being made of meat and more meat. Reheating the sandwich will cause the chicken to become dry. The best way to warm it up, is in the oven.
Eat It With:
Thanks to the number of calories that are in a Double Down it is suggested that this sandwich be ‘enjoyed’ on its own with a cool glass of water. Adding fries to this high calorie sandwich will increase your sodium intake into dangerously high levels for your heart.
Add a salad and a no-calorie drink like water or tea to accompany your Double Down.
Burn Off Calories In A Double Down
To burn off the calories in KFC’s Double Down sandwich, you would have to do:
- 169 minutes of walking.
- 93 minutes of cycling.
- 55 minutes of high impact aerobics.