I am just tickled that Silver has moved to address this key question.
And his answer is:
- Double Down is no more caloric than other fast food sandwiches, and actually contains less calories than many.
- It does have twice has much cholesterol than the Big Mac
- It does have more than half of the sodium one should have in a day.
- And half the daily allotment of fat--32 grams
Ironically, because the DD has less calories, it performs the worst on bad stuff/calorie, with Chipotle's looking much better and Subway even better still.The scientific conclusion:
So, is the Double Down the most gluttonous fast food sandwich ever created? It depends on how you measure it. At the margins, consuming one Double Down almost certainly isn't as bad for you as a Triple Baconator, a Thickburger, or even a fully-loaded Chipotle burrito. But while those products should, in theory, fill you up for at least half the day, the Double Down might leave you hankering for seconds. It's a high bar to clear, but it's the closest thing to pure junk food of any "sandwich" being marketed today.