The first time I visited Japan, I had no idea what sort of food experience I was getting myself into. I started out with the bizarre Japanese Kit Kat flavors like wasabi, soy bean powder, and winter strawberry. On a subsequent trip, I tried the black Kuro Burger at Burger King. It looked awful, but the squid ink and charcoal used to make the burger didn’t do much to change the taste besides adding a bit of saltiness. However, I’m sad that I didn’t get a chance to try the cheesecake made out of gorilla poop. Fortunately, I will have the opportunity to try the latest taste fad gracing the island nation: chocolate covered French fries at McDonald’s.
This dish will go on sale on January 26 and is being marketed as a limited-time product, with the trial period ending in the middle of February. Officially dubbed ‘The McChoco Potato,’ these are the golden-colored fries that McDonald’s is famous for with a sauce on top. The sauce is made of both white and milk chocolate. A spokesman for the restaurant chain stressed that the new concoction is available as a standalone dessert, but also as a regular side to accompany the Big Mac or Filet-O-Shrimp meals, among others. Individuals who have tried early samples of the McChoco Potato note that it has a nice combination of sweet and salty flavors. All of this can be yours for the small price of $2.80.
Time will tell whether or not McDonald’s has come up with an appealing new item, but at this point, they’re willing to try just about anything. Their sales have been on the decline in Japan for the last two years, in particular after the discovery of a human tooth in a container of their French fries sold at an Osaka restaurant. McDonald’s believes that it has already gained a following for its unique approach to French fries after it introduced the Shaka Shaka Potato, which is topped with cheese sauce and bacon, to a number of international locations over the last few years.