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McDonald's creates its highest calorie menu item ever

It’s called the Mega Potato and it’s only available in Japan. Soz.


MCDONALD’S HAS RELEASED its highest calorie item ever in Japan: the Mega Potato.

The Mega Potato, which combines the contents of two large fries in one large container,  contains 1,142 calories, the Consumerist reported, citing Japan Today.

By comparison, a Big Mac contains 550 calories and a quarter pounder with bacon and cheese contains 600.

The Mega Potato will hit Japanese restaurants nationwide this week, according to the site.

“The Mega Potato will set you back 490 yen (around €3.74) and also cost you a large chunk of your dignity and possibly a few years of your life,” Japan Today wrote.

McDonald’s latest exercise in caloric excess in Japan is in stark contrast to what its attempting in the US and in Europe.

The company has recently added a slew of healthy offerings, including a chicken McWrap to compete with sandwich chains and draw in calorie-conscious millennials.

McDonald’s also released the Egg White Delight and added more smoothie flavors with fresh fruit in the US.

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