A new global obesity study was released today, which found Australasia to be the most obese region on Earth. With perfectly executed timing, KFC has announced the triumphant return of the Double burger. But you'll need to get in quick -- it's only available for four days.
For those who missed our previous coverage, the KFC Double is a gloriously OTT burger that substitutes bread for two pieces of Kentucky fried chicken. Sandwiched between these oily slabs are a pair of bacon strips, two slices of cheese and BBQ sauce. It's a Frankenstein's monster of diabolical genius and I'm glad it's back.
The KFC Double will only be available between 6 and 9 June to coincide with the Queen's Birthday long weekend. In other words, you only have a measly four days to indulge in this wondrous creation. Tch, eh?
This will be the second time the Double has returned to Australian stores -- it enjoyed a brief resurgence back in 2012. Assuming the ingredients remain unchanged, the Double Zinger will pack in a kilojoule count of 2515kJ, making it the most indulgent burger that KFC offers.
Despite its fearsome reputation, it's still not the fattiest fast food burger on the market: that honor goes to the Whopper and the Spicy Cheesy Bacon Tendercrisp from Hungry Jack’s. If you're watching your waistline, you could also plump for the Original Double, which contains 576 fewer kilojoule in total.
We'll be back with an obligatory Takeaway Truth/Taste Test come June 6!