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Unique Alternatives to McDonald’s Traditional French Fries
Unique Alternatives to McDonald's Traditional French Fries

Unique Alternatives to McDonald's Traditional French Fries

Limited Edtion McDonalds Gilroy Garlic Fries

McDonald's french fries are the ultimate fast food fry. A god amongst men. A colossus amongst small fries, if you will.

Crispy and golden on the outside, soft and warm on the inside, McDonald's fries are one of the chain's most popular products for good reason. But numerous McDonald's restaurants in the Bay Area are daring to switch up the salty specialty within the next few months.

Called the "Gilroy Garlic Fries," they are splashed with a puree of olive oil, garlic, salt, parsley and Parmesan. The name is an ode to Gilroy, the "Garlic Capital of the World," located just 80 miles south of San Francisco, where all of the garlic for the McDonald's garlic fries is produced.

The McDonald's garlic fries first made an appearance at four Bay Area locations at the beginning of May and proved to be wildly successful, selling out in less than two weeks. Due to this, McDonald's may be adding these made to order fries to the menu at 250 Northern California locations within a few months, according to a CNBC article.

"Why must we try to perfect perfection?" you ask.

Well, as it turns out, McDonald's has already tampered with their timeless taters at plenty of locations all over the world. Check out these four variations of McDonald's fries, and decide for yourself if you'd stick to the basics or switch it up.

1. McChoco Potato

McDonald's Chocolate Fries in Japan - McChoco Potato

At the beginning of 2016, McDonald's Japan dropped dessert fries called the "McChoco Potato." According to the restaurant's website, they are "drizzled with two types of chocolate sauces - chocolate with cacao flavor and white milk chocolate." The product was met with some criticism. Many wrote it off as a gastrointestinal nightmare. One person even claimed it was proof of the world's impending doom. But, hey, how bad can sweet and salty really be?

2. Poutine

McDonald's Fries in Canada - Poutine

McDonald's Canada has been serving its version of the Canadian delicacy known as poutine for a few years now. This menu item is the chain's classic fries blanketed in gravy and topped with cheese curds. Poutine may have originated in Canada, but fried food coated in gravy and covered in balls of cheese sounds pretty American to me. Despite this, there are currently no plans for this product to come to the States.

3. Seaweed Shaker Fries

McDonald's Seaweed Shaker Fries

Available only in Asian markets, the Seaweed Shaker Fries are as simple as they sound. For those who are bored by the simple salt seasoning, this menu item includes a packet of seaweed flavoring to sprinkle on McDonald's classic side.

4. All You Can Eat Fries

McDonald's All You Can Eat Fries

Just what Americans need, an excuse to eat more french fries. A "futuristic" McDonald's is opening in St. Joseph, Missouri in July 2016. This one of a kind restaurant will offer customizable burgers and sandwiches, table service and, most importantly, all you can eat fries. Although the fries themselves may not be extraordinary, the quantity sure is. French fries forever.

Don't forget to check out the McDonalds Secret Menu before you go!