Some of our braver readers may have tried a "Monte Cristo" sandwich in their time. If you're still alive and with us, congratulations. You are, however, a coward compared to what Sony mascot Kevin Butler chows down on.
In a recent interview with Game Informer, the fictional executive remarked:
Have you ever had a Monte Cristo? It's an entire ham, turkey, and swiss sandwich dipped in French Toast batter and deep fried. It's actually semi-extinct in most parts of the world, because few could handle its epicness. Well, my favorite sandwich is a double bacon cheeseburger with two Monte Cristo Sandwiches as the bun. And a Diet Coke, obviously.
Sounds fanciful, but as part of their "Sandwich Monday" feature, news outlet NPR decided to actually go and make this sandwich from hell. And they christened it, what else, the "Kevin Butler".
Somehow, the monstrosity was actually eaten, and somehow, it wasn't that bad! The NPR's piece rounds off with "this is, we think, the most extreme sandwich we've yet eaten. It is undeniably delicious-you can't put that many lipids together and not make something tasty-but it is difficult to eat."
Sandwich Monday: The Kevin Butler [NPR, thanks Chris!]