Posts Tagged ‘KFC’

Cheesy Bacon Bomb

October 22, 2011

 

KFC has outdone itself again, with an artery clogging follow up to last year’s “Double Down“.

The new “Cheesy Bacon Bowl“ takes an entire meal, tosses it in a bowl, and adds bacon for a little something extra.

The new dish combines fried chicken, mashed potatoes, corn, gravy, cheese, and of course the requisite bacon.  This dietary abomination contains 680 calories, 31 grams of fat, and 2130 milligrams of sodium.

For only $3.99, this is one of the cheapest deals in town. It is easy to see how people can become obese, when one bunch of organic broccoli costs about the same price as this whole meal.

Tums not included.

Is the Double Down Really Double The Calories?

May 2, 2010

Previously, I stated that KFC’s new Double Down sandwich contained 1229 calories and 81 grams of fat. According to KFC, the sandwich contains only 540 calories, 32 gms.of fat and 1380 mg. of sodium, perilously close to the 1500 mgs. maximum per day recommended by the American Heart Association.

Although I appear to have been misinformed, Cityrag.com has done the math, and is currently in dispute with KFC over the actual amount of calories in the sandwich.

Their calculations done via Calorie Counter:

2 fried chicken breasts: 360 calories each/ 720 in total with 42 gms of fat

Monterey and pepper jack cheese: 2 slices at 100 calories each/ 200 calories and 18 gms of fat

2 squirts of “Special Sauce” which KFC lists as 100 calories per squirt: 200 calories and 20 gms of fat

2 strips of bacon: 70 calories and 6 gm of fat

TOTAL: 1190 calories and 86 grams of fat!

Which do you think is more frightening: that Americans are choosing to eat something so incredibly unhealthy, or that KFC is potentially mis- stating the actual calorie and fat contents in their food?

photo:Glasshouse Images

Double Down Melt Down

April 21, 2010

KFC introduced it’s new Double Down sandwich this week, featuring a bacon and cheese filling placed between 2 pieces of fried chicken instead of a bun.

(Excuse me a second while I make an editorial comment: “EWWWW gross!!!)

This sandwich packs 1228 calories, 81 grams of fat and 317 mgs of cholesterol!

What does that equate to?

Well, we did a little internet research and here are a few ways you can burn off those calories through your regular day to day activity:

packing and unpacking suitcases for 561 minutes (yes, that is more than 9 hours!!)

stocking shelves at a supermarket for 374 minutes

doing power yoga for 212 minutes

farming and grooming the animals for 187 minutes

tread climbing at the gym for 128 minutes

food shopping for 353 minutes

playing the horn for 561 minutes

The average 145 pound woman ( who is considerably larger than I am) only needs about 1200 calories PER DAY to merely exist. At my size, I would need to take a spinning class for over 240 minutes (more than 4 hours)  to atone for that sinful indulgence.

Is it worth it?


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