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?
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 http://nutrition.mcdonalds.com/getnutrition/nutritionfacts.pdf
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…
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
- McDonald’s Lures Hungry with Midnight Breakfasts, 1,142-Calorie Fries (atlantablackstar.com)
- Japan’s McDonalds offers sumo-size fries (abcactionnews.com)
- McDonald’s Japan offers ‘Mega Potato’ fries to share with friends (japandailypress.com)
- McDonald’s Mega Potato Fries To Clog Arteries In Japan (webpronews.com)