KFC Revamps the Double Down Dog (Partly Because It Was Our Fault)February 25, 2015
Last November, KFC came out with the Double Down Dog, which was essentially a hotdog sandwiched in between a chicken fillet then smothered with cheese and mayo, and we thought it was a pretty ballsy crossbreed of a Double Down and a hotdog sandwich. We were told a few weeks back this was only a pilot version of the product, a salty dish that we felt needed a lot of improvement. Being loyal fans of Colonel Sanders’ chicken, it didn’t stop us from enjoying their other new offerings though, such as the Food Trip Rice Bowls and Gangnam-style chicken, which we often crave for and dream about especially when we couldn’t decide what to have for lunch during our team meetings.
This month, KFC recently launched a newer and improved version of the Double Down Dog. The fine folks at KFC asked if we could come over and help out in the R&D stages to come up with a better-tasting and more satisfying version of the all-meat sandwich.
While the sound of hotdog wrapped in fried chicken might sound off-putting to some, we think you should give it a second chance and not let the idea of the Double Down Dog throw you off because it is definitely something worth coming back for. Keeping the original recipe chicken fillet bun, the new Double Down Dog now makes use of a Tender Juicy cheese-filled chicken hotdog, which is a whole lot tastier.
For the sauce, a tangy honey-mustard dressing, which is an upgrade from the mayo, proves to be a more fitting dressing for the savory chicken and hotdog.Though we’d still vouch for rice for any form of a Double Down,the Double Down Dog meal comes with a serving of coleslaw to balance out the entire meal, and a drink to wash it all down. In fact, we’re craving for some Double Down Dogs right now. Thanks for having us help out, KFC! That was a pretty cool and fun experience.