Elvis Presley didn’t make it past 42, and though there are many factors that likely led to his death, the one that may have stopped his heart for good was his love for Fool's Gold Loaf sandwiches.
What’s an FGL? A hearty hero made with one stick of butter, one pound of bacon and a jar each of peanut butter and jelly on a loaf of French bread. The sandwich, which Elvis once flew two hours from Memphis to Colorado in the middle of the night to acquire, can comfortably feed to 8-10 of us plebes, according to Food.com.
But the FGL isn’t the only American sando that would’ve slayed the king.
With a staple of the 1950s, frozen waffles, serving as their base, the new Chicken Bacon Eggo Sliders and their chipotle maple sauce from PYT would have had Elvis saying, “Thank you; thank you very much.”
We also submit: the CoolHaus ice cream sandwich, made with flavors like chicken and waffles or foie gras PB&J served on marbled rye or Snickerdoodle cookies.
Last but in no way least: the chicken-fried duck confit sandwich from Ox & Son, served with pickled vegetables and chili crab sauce on a Portuguese bun.
Indulge in one if you choose — just know that it won’t help your chances of making it to 81, either.
Main image via Billy Law's Man Food (Hardie Grant Books, 2014)