Last month, KFC brought the Double back to Australia due to popular demand. Unfortunately, it was only a limited-edition offering that promptly disappeared from KFC's menu after just four days on sale. If you missed out on snagging the infamous bun-free burger, it's still possible to get your hands on one -- if you're willing to pay a premium.
The KFC Double is a chicken "burger" that substitutes bread for two Zinger chicken patties. Sandwiched between these oily slabs of meat are a pair of bacon strips, two slices of cheese and BBQ sauce. With a kilojoule count of 2515kJ, it's about as disgusting/glorious as it sounds. For a further breakdown of the Double's nutritional value, click here.
The Double is not currently available in Australia. However, because it uses readily available ingredients from KFC's larger menu, it is possible to have a bespoke version assembled for you. The only thing that's missing is the dinky cardboard container.
There are two ways of doing this. The first option is to buy a Zinger BBQ Bacon & Cheese Burger with an extra Zinger patty. Simply discard the bread and lettuce and you have yourself a Double! On the downside, this will set you back a rather steep $10.40. To make the deal slightly more palatable, go for the combo deal which adds a soft drink and hot chips for a total of $12.90.
The other option is to order two standalone Zinger patties and source your own cheese and bacon. The patties cost $3.95 each, which brings the price more in line with an official Double. If you ask politely, they might even add the sauce, cheese and bacon in store. (The particulars of KFC's cash register system doesn't technically allow this, so they'd essentially be giving you the bacon and cheese for free. In other words, ask super nicely!)
Failing that, we recommend using shortcut bacon and pre-sliced Jarlsberg cheese. Slap it all together, give it a quick nuke in the microwave and you're good to go.
Okay, so neither of the above options are ideal, but it sure beats waiting a couple of years for KFC to bring the official version back. With that said, don't even think about ordering a "Double Double": nobody's that stupid/rich!