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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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Jonelle Patrick View All

Writing mystery books set in Tokyo is mostly what I do, but I also blog about the odd stuff I see every day in Japan. I'm a graduate of Stanford University and the Sendagaya Japanese Institute in Tokyo, and a member of the International Thriller Writers, the Mystery Writers of America, and Sisters In Crime. When I'm not in Tokyo, I live in San Francisco. I also host a travel site called The Tokyo Guide I Wish I'd Had, so if you're headed to Japan and want to check out the places I take my friends when they're in town, take a look!

6 thoughts on “In Which We Try Those Wicked-Looking Chocolate Covered French Fries Leave a comment

  1. Did you get it out of your coat? 😉

    Btw, I love McFries and I love chocolate. I feel like this is the most unhealthy thing you could have shown me. Now I am craving it! Too bad it didn’t taste as good as I imagined. Maybe I should try to remember that as I contain the drool. ;-p’

    • Yeah, fortunately it was only a LITTLE that landed on me, but damn them for filling that freakin’ thing with both white & dark chocolate, so no matter what color your coat is, it shows! (And honestly, I love fries and chocolate too, but after trying these I decided that if I’m going to be bad, I’ll be bad with them SEPARATELY. heh.)

  2. Jonelle, we thank you for bravely taking on this challenge but ew. Just ew. Almost as bad as the chocolate marshmallow pizza someone posted last week. I say again ew.

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