Going back to McDonald's

Good morning everyone,

Yesterday's trek to work was a bit more treacherous than usual, but after seeing the news from other parts of Japan, I guess we can't complain. I read that one area of Akita got 232cm of snow! And, on top of that, there are about 50,000 people in Tohoku and Hokkaido who are without power due to the bad weather. Today will be about the same temperature as yesterday with a high of around 6C. Then the next couple of days will be warmer with highs of 9C and 10C. After that, we'll see the mercury drop back down, with a high of around 1C expected for Sunday.

I can't remember the last time I went to McDonald's, but I can say for sure that the next time will be around Jan. 26th.

I can usually resist going to McDonald's even when I'm craving a burger...

Sometimes, though, the temptation is especially strong, and I think it’s going to take a considerable act of willpower to keep from making a habit of eating the upcoming addition to the McDonald’s lineup in Japan: chocolate-covered French fries.

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While this is the first time for McDonald’s to really blur the line that separates side orders from desserts, the fast food giant isn’t being timid in its new venture. As a matter of fact, it’s drizzling not one, but two different kinds of chocolate sauce, milk and white, on the fries to give them a brilliant blend of salty, sweet, and creamy flavors.

The McChocolate Potatoes, as they’re officially known, go on sale January 26 for Y330 at McDonald’s locations across Japan. If you can’t imagine making a stop at the Golden Arches without picking up a burger, you can swap the chocolate fries for the regular ones in the chain’s value meals for an additional Y60.

Oh, and you’ll be happy to know that they’ll only be available for a limited time, with the chain scheduled to stop selling them in mid-February, likely soon after Valentine’s Day. That way you can indulge for a couple of weeks without worrying about becoming permanently addicted to them.

I wonder how many times I'll be able to eat them between Jan. 26th and the middle of February...

Have a great day!

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