You Want Fries with That?

I mean A LOT of fries!

A whole lot…

Like, oh, I don’t know, maybe half the annual output of the entire state of Idaho?


McD Mega Potato fries

(Audience: “OOOOOoooooooohhhhh!”)

Now, everybody behave yourselves…

Yes, those are McDonald’s fries.

Yes, that is a really, really, REALLY large order!

No, you cannot get them here.

What you see above (Hello!  I’m down here!…) is an offering that only the guests at McDonald’s restaurants in Japan can order.

Dubbed the “Mega Potato,” the item consists of 350 grams (or more than 12 ounces, or more than 3/4 of a pound) of French Fries.

That’s pretty much twice the size of a typical large order of fries as McDonald’s guests in the U-S are used to seeing.  The price is equivalent to $5 US, I’ll let you do the conversion to Yen, dear reader.

BTW, you’re drooling on the monitor…

Need a little something to dissuade you from pricing out the next available plane ticket to the land of the Rising Sun and the Chrysanthemum Throne?  Okay…

More than 1140 calories.  That’s more than 50% of the entire daily allowance for the typical human adult.  That makes it the single highest calorie McDonald’s food item ever.


And that is no mean boast.

The following nutritional values are based on information provided by McDonald’s own web site and information available through the downloadable .pdf file at

For simplicity’s sake, I have simply doubled all the values McDonald’s attributes to its American large order of fries, but it’s worth noting that McDonald’s claims its typical U-S large fries weighs in at only 5.4 ounces, or 154 grams, so your mileage may vary…

Ronald McD winks thumbs up

The Mega Potato, by my own amateur calculation, also packs the following estimated nutritional wallop:

50 fat grams / 76% adult daily allowance

7 saturated fat grams / 34% ADA

700 sodium grams / 30% ADA

126 carbohydrate grams / 42% ADA

12 dietary fiber grams / 52% ADA


About jaypochapin

Married adult human male, father, brother, son, writer, voiceover actor and humorist. Frequently funny, sometimes snarky, occasionally profound. Beatles, Stones, Who, Python, Firesign Theatre, Shakespeare, Bogart/Bacall, Marx Brothers, Alice Cooper and more besides. Have worked as many things: traffic reporter, disc jockey, newscaster, interviewer, producer, copywriter, voice over talent, teacher, emcee, housekeeper, janitor, uniformed security officer, bagel baker's assistant and more, but don't let the uniform fool you, baby! I ... AM ... THE WRITER!

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