McChoco Potato: McDonald’s Introduces Fries + Chocolate

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TOKYO -- McDonald's Japan announced on Tuesday their latest fry innovation -- french fries covered in chocolate.

"Everyone’s favorite, French fries, received the ultimate chocolate makeover with the introduction of the McChoco Potato," McDonald's announced.

Customers in Japan can order fries drizzled with two types of chocolate sauces -- chocolate with cacao flavor and white milk chocolate.

McDonald's Japan has also sold a Shaka Shaka Potato, which is fries topped with cheese sauce or bacon.

The McChoco Potato is available at participating McDonald’s restaurants across Japan starting January 26.

McDonald's has not said whether the chocolate fries will be sold in U.S. stores.

Seems like some companies would rather launch a new product overseas before bringing it to the states just to see it flop.

Prime example: Burger King's Halloween Whopper. The idea originated in Japan before it appeared in America -- then turned people's poop green?


Or what about the Hot Dog Stuffed Crust from Pizza Hut? Started in the UK but ended up in the US "for a limited time" and now it's dog-gone!

Once upon a time, the "McAfrika" was a hit in Norway but when it came to America, the feedback was so bad the fast food chain decided to pull the product.


And a burger with fried chicken as the bread? You can get it at KFC... in Korea.

Americans may like our cars foreign, but fast food? Yeaaahh... Not so much!