McDonald's Japan has given the term "supersized" new meaning with its new "Mega Potato" French fries, which combines the contents of two large fries in one super-wide container.
It's an interesting move, considering that other parts of the world are trying to put the breaks on the obesity epidemic that is, in part, fueled by a global obsession with fast food.
The offering, which will be on sale until late June, goes for $4.80 (490 yen). That's a relative steal compared to the price of two large fries at $6. We just hope people choose to share the dish -- according to Japan Today, the fries are the most caloric offering McDonald's has ever dreamed up.
Watch Rocketnews24's video showing size comparisons of McDonald's other French fry options below.
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LAST PLACE: Cheesecake Factory, 2
"Dry, flavorless, coated in weird batter." "Nothing to write home about." "Good thickness but boring." "Edible but not satisfying."
7th Place: TGI Friday's, 2.1
"Floppy and wan." "Soggy, no flavor." "Soft but well-seasoned." "Sad."
6th Place: Ruby Tuesday's, 2.75
"Thin, unremarkable." "These taste like they were dipped in batter. Weird." "Nice, thin and crispy." "Very bland and mushy."
5th Place: Red Lobster, 2.83
"Hot and crispy." "Too thin, not fluffy enough." "So subpar. No crisp, no flavor, just salt." "Highly average."
4th Place: Planet Hollywood, 3.14
"Love the crunchy batter." "Savory, addicting." "Crunchy on the outside but lacking fluffiness inside." "Great batter." "Not a fan of battered/coated approach. Crispiness the only redeeming quality. Not a fry I want to eat." "Dry, crusty."
3rd Place: Applebee's, 3.86
"Totally passable. Distinctive onion-y seasoning." "Almost beefy flavor. Could not stop eating. Crave-worthy." "Not notable but totally edible." "Crispy and moist, insides like mashed potatoes." "A little rubbery and lacking salt."
2nd Place: Hard Rock Cafe, 4
"Perfect salt and thickness. Umami taste." "Excellent and crisp." "Thick, crunchy exterior, soft interior." "Totally solid with a little seasoning."
WINNER: Chili's, 4.8
"Tasty even without ketchup." "Love the salty seasoning! "Big, creamy and crisp fries. Just what you're looking for in a fry." "Thick but not too thick."