Tuesday, April 20, 2010

I Love Irony

FiveThirtyEight's compared the nutritional damage inflicted by various fast food sandwiches using the KFC Double Down as a yardstick, and it turns out that the only thing worse than the original, fried version of the Double Down is the grilled version of the Double Down:
[N]ot only is the Double Down worse for you than any of the chicken products (Chick-Fil-A's Chargrilled Chicken Club, at 0.91 DDPCs, is the next-worst), but also all of the burgers as well -- even the Triple Baconator (0.98 DDPCs) and the infamous Thickburger (0.92 DDPCs). In fact, the only thing that beats than the Original Recipe Double Down is the supposedly healthier grilled Double Down (1.19 DDPCs), which is almost 20 percent worse for you than the signature version on a per-calorie basis.