McDonald’s Is Serving Up Chocolate-Covered French Fries in Japan

Rudie Obias
McDonald’s Japan
McDonald’s Japan / McDonald’s Japan

One of the reasons why McDonald’s is so successful in international markets is that the fast food chain offers menu items that cater to local tastes and diets. That’s why McDonald’s offers a Spicy Paneer Wrap in India and Chicken McDo & Spaghetti in the Philippines. On January 26, Mickey D’s will add “McChoco Potatoes” to the menu for customers in Japan.

The new item is simply an order of McDonald’s mouth-watering French fries drizzled with sweet white and milk chocolate sauces. “The combination creates a wonderful salty and sweet harmonious taste," McDonald's said in a press release. The chain is planning to sell the chocolate-covered fries as a dessert, or an extra indulgent side to go along with your Big Mac. Unfortunately, the company has no current plans to bring the tasty treat to restaurants in the United States.

McChoco Potatoes are only available until mid-February and will be priced at 330 yen (or about $2.75), but can be upgraded with any value meal for an additional 60 yen (about 50 cents). We’re lovin' it.

[h/t Sploid]