January 28, 2016
Yes. McDonald’s Chocolate Fries. Technically, the McChoco Potato which sounds like a great DJ name. I AMMMMMMM MCCHOCOOO POTATTOOOO! We’ve seen it all over the news lately, so we figured we’d give it a shot since it is limited edition and so darn weird. And, you know what, they were actually quite good. For ¥330 ($3.30) it wasn’t exactly a bank breaking risk.
They weren’t the greatest thing ever, of course, but they weren’t as revolting as I expected them to be. The thought of McDonald’s Chocolate Fries totally freaked me out, but it just seemed too good to pass up. Nothing like a little bit of adventure!
The chocolate sauce really is the overwhelming flavor, though. The saltiness of the fries pops up occasionally, but it’s not strong enough for a good salted chocolate combination. And we’ve had lots of salted chocolate stuff before and it’s a great combination. This, though, wasn’t as good as it could have been. I suspect maybe if extra salt would be added to the fries beforehand, and then the sauce was drizzled on, then McDonald’s Chocolate Fries would be totally bombastic.
I was also worried that the white chocolate sauce would be gross, because I usually thoroughly dislike white chocolate since IT ISN’T REAL CHOCOLATE, but it was mild enough to not be intrusive. And, hey, part of the experience really is in drizzling both colors on. It’s not just an eating experience, but a pretty visual experience as well.
Also, I know this is our first food video we’ve filmed since moving to Japan, but don’t worry! We’ve got tons of other actually Japanese food videos coming. We’re making a list, doing some research and we’ve already tried about 20 different places in our neighbourhood that were just fantastic! We’ve got some really interesting food videos we plan on sharing, so stay tuned. We just really wanted to share this video with you all since it was just such a strange thing to stumble upon. Lastly, I didn’t see these everywhere in Tokyo. Some other McDonald’s don’t have any of the signs up, so I’m assuming they might not have them as well. So maybe it is limited edition as well as limited to particular locations? Just a heads up in case you feel like trying it out yourself :D