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In Which KFC Brings on a Monster of a Sandwich…

Seriously, I'm almost afraid to open the box...

My officemates have babbled about it with more than a tinge of awe in their voices.  Some of my friends have uttered its name in hushed tones, some even sounding more than a little horrified by it.  My sister spoke of it somewhat wistfully after seeing an ad for it on television.  And me?  I was rendered more than a little speechless since it follows on the heels of another fast-food monstrosity from the same company.

This is KFC‘s Tower Burger, a somewhat ginormous sandwich straight out of Man v. Food host Adam Richman’s breakfast menu.  What’s in it?  A whole Original Recipe chicken fillet, cheese, lettuce, mayonnaise, and – dig this! – a hash brown.  Seriously, if KFC’s equally notorious Double-Down amped up the protein, this particular sarnie pumps up the carb-age.

Be afraid… Be VERY afraid…

It’s the sort of sandwich that doesn’t seem to skimp on anything: the chicken thigh fillet is pretty big, the hash brown is as big as a saucer, the kaiser roll used is pretty darned high.  There were two lettuce leaves in my sandwich (which is saying a lot because most fast-food floggers only send out one per sarnie), a large slice of cheese, and a generous swirl of mayo.

It’s pretty tasty as these things go: but, then again, anything other than a chicken breast tastes good to me.  (I can’t stand chicken breasts!).  Still, it strikes me as a non-spicy version of KFC’s signature sandwich, the Zinger, so I’m not sure if I’ll be buying this again anytime soon.  However, for those of you who want everything – salad, main, a side, plus the dinner roll – stuck in a sandwich to save time, this may be right up your alley.



Midge started her career in PR writing at seventeen when she began drafting documentaries for a government-run television station in the Philippines. Since then, she made a career in advertising and public relations which ended in June 2016 These days, she works full time at Philippine Tatler as a features writer under the nom de guerre Marga Manlapig. Aside from what she does for a living and her poetry, she has turned her home kitchen into a personal culinary lab and is currently working on another novel. Follow her on Instagram at @midgekmanlapig.

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