From a quick glance at the menu, a 'bunless chicken sandwich' might sound like the ideal meal for slimmers. Kentucky Fried Chicken is appealing to its carb-conscious customers by launching its first bread-free burger. But dieters may wish to look a little more closely at the picture on the left before they place their order. The traditional bun has actually been replaced with two thick slabs of fried chicken. Read more: http://www.dail*****.co.uk/news/wor...en-sandwich-bread-unveiled.html#ixzz0kWUhCMHz The KFC 'Double Down', which goes on sale in the U.S. on Monday, contains two pieces of bacon and two melted slices of cheese, slathered in mayonnaise and sandwiched between two slices of meat. Nutritionists are horrified by the launch of the fatty dish in a country where two-thirds of the population is overweight or obese. KFC insists the sandwich contains 540 calories - but it has been reported that it actually racks up a much higher figure of 1,228, or about half of a man's recommended daily intake On top of this, fast food fans will consume 1,380 milligrams of salt and 32 grams of fat, including 10 grams of cholesterol-laden saturated fat, with each Double Down. Kelly Brownell, director of Yale University's Rudd Centre for Food Policy and Obesity, described it as a 'salt bomb', adding: 'That's a better part of a day's sodium in one meal.' The Double Down will cost Â£3.30, but will also be on offer as part of a Â£4.60 meal deal with potato wedges and a fizzy drink - taking the toll to 1,000 calories, 45 grams of fat and 2,120 milligrams of sodium. The fast food chain has no plans to bring the Double Down to Britain at the moment, but KFC spokesman Rick Maynard said yesterday that there is 'no telling what the future may hold'. He added: 'It's such a meaty chicken, there's no room for a bun.'