News – “Dear God what have I done: Behold the KFC Skinwich”

thetakeout.comThe year was 2010. KFC’s Double Down sandwich was unleashed to the masses. The country did not know whether it was intended as a practical joke. That a sandwich would employ fried chicken as buns was, on its face, too absurd to be taken for real. Where KFC underestimated was that America often takes parody and subsumes it into legitimacy. The Double Down became a very real, very successful thing.

Around that time, I thought to myself: What can top the ridiculousness of the Double Down? I began brainstorming: The most delicious part of KFC is the seasoned crisp skin of its Original Recipe chicken. Growing up, KFC was special treat food, and that 11 herbs-and-spices flavor is one I fondly associate with childhood.


So what about a sandwich comprised entirely of chicken skin? And thus, the KFC Skinwich™ was born, my attempt at satirizing satire:

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