In a move that could upend foreign relations as well as a few appetites, McDonald’s announced this week that it plans to sell French fries with chocolate toppings in Japan.
Though this combo of two of the world’s most popular foods isn't slated to be at U.S. branches of the fast-food company anytime soon, chocolate-covered fries have been available in NYC for several years.
Sticky's Finger Joint, which has locations in the West Village and Murray Hill, sells S'mores fries on its regular menu.
The $5.51 side dish consists of "classic fries tossed in S'more sauce, topped with crushed graham crackers and mini marshmallows, garnished with parsley," according to the Sticky's menu.
In Japan, the limited-time-only trial of the chocolate fries, dubbed McChoco Potatoes, is slated to be unveiled Tuesday. The fries will be drizzled with two toppings, one flavored with cacao and the other just white chocolate. The company says that this next wave of spud creations “has a wonderfully salty and sweet harmonious taste.”
The price in Japan is expected to be about $2.80, or an addition of 50 cents to the basic order of fries.
But before you fly to Japan to check it out, maybe try this spud-as-dessert item right in NYC.