When you think of chicken and waffles, Canada isn’t the first place that comes to mind. This dish is as American as it comes: fried chicken served with a side of waffles drenched in maple syrup (OK, that last bit is pretty Canadian) and maybe a hint of tabasco for those feeling adventurous. At this point you’re probably planning a drive down to the country south of us for some delicious “soul” food, but your journey won’t have to be that long if KFC has anything to say about it.
The fast food restaurant is bringing fried chicken and waffles up north–with a special twist, of course. KFC Canada is debuting the Waffle Double Down, which includes a Belgian waffle smothered in a Canadian maple aioli sauce that’s sandwiched between two large chicken fillets, beginning March 26.
We got a sneak-taste of this blended American-Canadian creation and it’s a doozy, to say the least. The (top-secret!) 11 savoury herbs and spices in the chicken perfectly compliment the sweet aioli sauce. Be warned though: The sandwich is huge, and you might find yourself searching for a bed/couch/anything soft to crash on immediately after consuming it. You might want to even consider splitting it with a fried or that special someone, that’s how hefty it is…since, you know, the “buns” are literally two fried pieces of chicken.
KFC isn’t new to the using-chicken-as-a-bun game. They’ve done Double Downs periodically for the last little while now, with bacon, cheese and sauce sandwiched between chicken fillets, but this one’s special. Developed in Toronto, the Waffle Double Down is only available in Canada (sorry Americans!) for a limited time, so if your stomach’s grumbling mark that March date on your calendar and let the countdown begin.