Hey, Look, McDonald’s Just Killed The ‘Pumpkin Spice’ Trend Forever

Pumpkin Spice French Fries McDonald's

If you’re not already sick of pumpkin spiced everything, prepare to get sick of pumpkin spiced everything because McDonald’s just took the fad and stabbed it in the chest.

I originally knew that pumpkin spice had gone too far when I was in a grocery store and saw a display selling a pyramid of pumpkin spiced Burnett’s vodka. 20-year-old me would’ve loved it, but considering I can barely take the sweetness of a pumpkin spiced latte, even dreaming of taking a pull from that bottle made me gag.

But McDonald’s. The corporate whore of all corporate whores. The most generically generic company that’s recognizable across the globe. It was bound to happen eventually, but I just didn’t realize it would be this soon and in this way. They’ve really done it, guys – they’ve created pumpkin spice french fries.

I don’t speak or read Japanese, but from what I can tell, this is legit. Especially considering it was tweeted from their verified Japanese account, unless Japan has some sort of April Fool’s Day in September that I’m unfamiliar with. McDonald’s Japan has already released chocolate fries (gross unless you’re dippin’ ’em in a milkshake), and now they’ve added “pumpkin sauce” to them for some Halloween flair. They’ll be available starting September 28th and they’ll be called “Halloween Choco Potatos.”

If these fries didn’t disgust you from the get-go, the name “Halloween Choco Potato” will make you throw up in your mouth a little bit regardless.

[via Pop Sugar]

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Will deFries (Twitter / Instagram) is a Senior Writer at Grandex and the world's foremost authority on Sunday Scaries (Twitter / Instagram). Email me at

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