McDonald's Choco Fries: More trick than treat for Halloween
October 13, 2016
It’s customary that autumn brings with it a plethora of pumpkin flavors. From pumpkin-spice lattes to pumpkin-filled Oreos, this fall staple seems to consume our taste buds throughout the season.
McDonald’s Japan is joining in on the fun with a new seasonal treat: Halloween Choco Potato. Imagine the fast-food giant’s classic, delectable fries slathered in pumpkin and chocolate sauces, giving them a proper Halloween-themed punch.
McDonald’s came up with the idea to mark its 45th anniversary in Japan. In February, it offered McChoco Potato, a medium-size serving of fries covered in two types of chocolate sauces — milk and white — that was available only that month to customers in Japan.
Salty and sweet is a classic combination, so it should be no surprise that the chocolate and the fries are delicious together. The bright-orange pumpkin sauce sings out with a fruity and sweet flavor all its own — one that I decided was bittersweet.
Halloween Choco Potato retails for 330 yen (about $3.30), or for an extra 60 yen as part of a combo meal.
Are these fries a trick or a treat? Only you can decide, but don’t wait long, because Halloween Choco Potato is available only until the clock strikes midnight on Oct. 31.