In Which We Try Those Wicked-Looking Chocolate Covered French Fries

 

Drizzled in two – count 'em TWO – flavors of chocolate (bitter and white)

Drizzled in two – count ’em TWO – flavors of chocolate (regular and white)

Aieeee, it’s true! McDonald’s is selling chocolate covered french fries in Tokyo! These are so clearly a frontrunner for the All Flavors Of Nope Award, I feel I must selflessly step up and take one for the team…

Your DIY choco-fry kit. Yes, it comes with a fork because Japan.

The DIY choco-fry kit. Yes, it comes with a fork because Japan.

Okay, they don't LOOK too bad...

Okay, dual choco pack mastered (not without some monkey-like poking DON’T JUDGE), the deep-fried goldenness and gleaming chocolate are sending EAT ME NOW messages to the most lizard-like part of my brain. Cognitive dissonance is fighting back, but must be overcome in the interest of science.

...let's fork up a bite and see how they taste.

So, this is actually Bite #2 (because I forgot to take a picture of Bite #1) but it just confirmed the impression that – no surprise – the choco-fries look better than expected, but fall short of being either a salt-encrusted guilty pleasure or a wickedly sweet bringer-of-remorse. (Plus, they cost ¥330, which is THREE BUCKS for an order of fries WAT!)

Also, in case you were wondering, this is how you open the dual-choco drizzle pack. Of course you crack it open pointing toward your fries, not your coat, so it doesn't go all over you instead of your food. (NOT THAT WE KNOW ANYONE WHO WOULD DO SOMETHING SO LAME SHUT UP.)

Also, in case you were wondering, this is how you open the dual-choco drizzle pack. Naturally, you crack it open pointing toward your fries, not your coat, so it doesn’t go all over you instead of your food. (NOT THAT WE KNOW ANYONE WHO WOULD DO SOMETHING SO LAME SHUT UP.)

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