KFC’s ‘Horror’ Burger

by Rathi Manohar on  March 30, 2011 at 12:11 AM Diet & Nutrition News
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The world faces the 'horror' burger, the latest offering of KFC, a burger with no buns, but two slices of bacon and cheese between two slabs of fried chicken!
 KFC’s ‘Horror’ Burger
KFC’s ‘Horror’ Burger

 Named the Double Down, it has already been very popular in the US and Canada. Now it is being aggressively advertised in Australia as the 'manliest' burger available. Targeting at men, KFC is marking the launch with a "Month of ManTime" in which Australian men are encouraged to enjoy more time with their mates.

In a country where obesity is becoming a nightmare to nutritionists and anti-obesity campaigners, this burger is, as Dr. Rosemary Stanton says, "horrifying." The 212g original recipe version has 1939kj and 22.3g of fat, while the 232g Zinger version packs 35.7g of fat 2515kj.

 KFC has recommended that the Double Down should be enjoyed as an occasional treat and part of a balanced lifestyle. 


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JPark Tuesday, March 29, 2011

"In a country where obesity is becoming a nightmare to nutritionists and anti-obesity campaigners" Funny I thought it would be a nutritionist's dream it's what keeps them in a job. Seriously let's put this into perspective; the "Double Down" contains only 185kj [approx 44 calories] more than a standard KFC colonel burger. When the average daily calorie target to maintain weight is about 2000 calories a day, we're not talking that much extra. Removing the buns is probably an improvement health-wise since they are full of sugar anyway. And about it being "double the fat"; duh there are TWO pieces of chicken on the thing, do they think we can't grasp basic mathematics? I'm sure Dr Rosemary Stanton can think of a few worse things than this burger that are "horrifying"; such as alcohol, which causes permanent brain damage with every single sip, and yet society (not advertising) encourages us to consume it en masse. Is the point of this article to suggest this food should be "banned"? Or to warn people that it's unhealthy? People can make up their own minds; I don't want a nanny state telling me what's good for me. I'll give this burger a try, but I wouldn't eat it with a side of fries/drink (I never do with any burger), since I know those extra calories will probably put me over my daily limit. Educating people and teaching them how to make responsible decisions is key to good health, not telling them what's good for them.

Palmap Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Totally agree. I live in the US and there was the same outcry here. It soon died down when the facts that you put forward were shown.

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