Pinch me. I think I have died and gone to cholesterol heaven.
Kentucky Fried Chicken, aka KFC, is hatching its infamous Double Down sandwich to Japan.
On February 2, 2012, the Double Down will begin clogging arteries with its delicious flavors and grease making it perhaps one of the most looked-forward to day since the invention of the weekend.
Okay, I exaggerate, but people are already looking forward to it - like Astellas Pharama who produce Lipitor (which I take) in Japan.
Unlike its fat American cousin, the Japanese Double Down will actually be known as the Chicken Fillet Double... perhaps because in Japanese, the term 'double down' implies something stinky about the economy. I made that up.
Despite the name change, don't worry, nothing else will change - except the price - which I assume will be higher in Japan. Suckers.
The sandwich will continue to be 540 calories of heart-stopping goodness made up of two deep-fried chicken fillets, melted cheese, bacon, and Colonel Harlund Sander's secret sauce. Bread is not required, thank-you very much.
Here's what's in the Colonel's Secret Sauce:
Soybean Oil, Water, Distilled Vinegar, Egg Yolk, Sugar, Salt, Modified Corn Starch, Paprika, Xanthan Gum, Monosodium Glutamate, Spice, Chicken Broth, Garlic Powder, Propylene Glycol Alginate, Potassium Sorbate, Autolyzed Yeast Extract, Soy Sauce (Soybean, Wheat, Salt), Natural Flavor, Chicken Fat, Dehydrated Chicken and Hydrolyzed Corn Gluten.
Contains Egg, Wheat and Soy.
I think my cholesterol went up just writing about this.
Files compiled by Andrew Joseph with a big tip of the cap to Caroline.