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Ready or Not, McDonald’s Chocolate-Drizzled Fries Are Coming to Japan

Is it a side or a dessert?

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Brenna Houck is a Cities Manager for the Eater network. She previously edited Eater Detroit and reported for Eater. You can follow her on the internet at @brennahouck.

For anyone who's ever thought to themselves "How can I possibly make my McDonald's meal more caloric?" there's a new side in town. According to Rocket News 24, McDonald Japan is preparing to introduce a new novelty item to its menu: chocolate-covered fries. Aptly dubbed McChocolate Potatoes, the fries are drizzled in milk and white chocolate for a sweet and salty taste that bridges the divide between side and dessert. Fries may be swapped out in a regular meal for a 60 yen (51 cents) upcharge, or ordered a la carte for 330 yen ($2.74). The McChocolate Potatoes will hit McDonald's Japan menus on January 26 — for a limited time only, thank goodness.

Recently McDonald's has sold everything from gray buns to avocado toast and giant 48-piece McNugget Buckets, making chocolate fries seem relatively tame. Fortunately, the company has yet to try subbing out burger buns for tomato halves.

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