Thursday, 22nd September 2016
In General Japan News,
McDonald's Japan to release pumpkin chocolate fries this autumn
As autumn draws in, a number of seasonal takes on traditional fast food items are taking over menus and McDonald’s Japan is no different.
Long being distinguished for adding innovative takes on classics the Japanese arm of the global food giant has done it again.
This time the twist is to have pumpkin sauce and a chocolate flavoured one drizzled over French fries for an autumnal flavour.
Those travelling to Japan who are keen to try out the new combination will be able to do so between September 28th and October 31st.
Whether or not the combination truly appeals to you or you simply feel like trying something new, it’s undeniable that the taste of pumpkin is one associated with Halloween and therefore this time of the year.
Seeming to be more adventurous than McDonald’s in other parts of the world, the innovators in Japan have dreamt up spooky treats for the autumn before.
In 2014, they released a burger housed within a squid ink bun, giving it a distinctive black hue. It has not been announced that this menu item will return this year, but coupled with the fries, it could be the perfect Halloween fast food meal.
It seems that the McChoco Potato – fries drizzled with two types of chocolate sauce - which was released in January, could have been a prototype for the new seasonal variation.
The original version was obviously popular enough for it to be reimagined for autumn and released throughout the country.
Announcing the news on Twitter, McDonald’s Japan has caused quite a stir with the revelation of the new snack, but the final say will come down to those who get a chance to taste the sweet and savoury combination for themselves.