KFC’s Double Down sandwich gained the company attention in the media but accounted for no more than 5% of the chains total sales. When WIBIA gave the Double Down a no rating, he said one of the reasons was that the bun was missed. Adding to KFC’s sandwich menu is the new Doublicious sandwich, similar to the Double Down, but this time with a bun.
What I Got: Doublicious Sandwich $3.49
KFC is advertising this sandwich as having a sweet and savory taste. The sweet comes from a large Hawaiian bread bun and savory, which I believe is code for salt, comes in at over 950 mg. Covering the sandwich was a narrow fried chicken fillet, two small pieces of bacon, a piece of Monterrey cheese and a sauce that was mayonnaise based with a hint of mustard.
The sandwich had only a small amount of the sauce, the thick Hawaiian bun was dry and tasted no better than a half stale hamburger bun from the grocery store. The chicken fillet was thin and narrow covering the middle portion of the bun leaving edges of the dry roll with nothing on them but the cheese.
Would I Buy It Again? Never. There was little taste to a sandwich counting for nearly a whole day of allotted sodium and the sweet Hawaiian roll dominated the taste. Like the Double Down where WIBIA said, “The Colonel’s Sauce reminded me of the sauce from an Awesome Blossom/Blooming Onion. Nothing special.” If the Colonel was alive today, I think he would questions whether to by a sandwich again at KFC.