Food: Halloween French Fries at Mickey D’s Japan

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Why does it seem that all the American fast food chains in Asia get tasty and unique items to munch on?  McDonald’s celebrates 45 years in Japan with a Halloween inspired dish – the Halloween Choco Potato for the month of October.  The french fry item gets a sauce mix with pumpkin and chocolate.

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Who is the Clown Ronald McDonald?

ronaldmcdonaldLike the top secret costume character in BBC’s Top Gear, the Stig, only a few men have stepped-in to be official Ronald McDonald clown mascot for the McDonald’s fast food chain.  Only 8 men have officially been Ronald McDonald and Joe Maggard is one of them.  He was Ronald from 1995-2007.

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I Like to Eat @ Grillaz Gone Wild Food Truck – Episode #1

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The Flying Pig (Photo courtesy of Adrian Domingo)

Now we would like to introduce you to the newest show on Retrenders called “I Like to Eat”, where the Retrenders crew will go out to different food establishments and try some of their most popular dishes!

On this episode of “I Like to Eat”, we visit Grillaz Gone Wild food truck at Off The Grid and try out their signature The Flying Pig and Loaded Fries.

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Food: Canadian Comfort – Poutine

smokespoutinerieThe Canadian comfort dish to eat is Poutine.  What is Poutine?  You got your fries, cheese curds and gravy sauce.  What’s not to like?  My fellow Retrenders blogger Stephen Jang says this is the YouTube fast food reviewer to watch Ken Domik.  Ken shows us how to make Poutine.

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Happy Meal Minions

happy meal despicable me 2 toysThe hot summer toys – the Happy Meal Despicable Me 2 toys.  There are 8 action figures to collect in the series, featuring Phil Jelly Whistle, Tim Giggling, Dave Banana Babbler, Stuart Blaster, Jerry Whizzer Whistle, Tom Babbler, Purple Minion Giggling and Purple Minion Noisemaker.

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Mickey D’s Car Cup Holder for French Fries!

french fries cup holderIn Japan, when you order an extra value meal with large fries, Mickey D customers will get a free cup holder that holds the yummy French Fries for your car dashboard.  It’s only available in Japan and through the end of May 2013.

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Portable Grill with Fryer

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Our staff member SW Biko likes burgers and making burgers with the Burger Stomper, but you still need a grill – and this grill from Blacktop is neat.  The Blacktop 360 is portable, a BBQ grill and the best part, is in the middle of the unit – the fryer.  Now you can deep your very own corn dogs, fries, nuggets, just whaterever …

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Only in Asia: McD’s French Fry Parties

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It’s my French Fry Party!! at McDonalds!! Image via Kotaku.com

These potato parties started out by kids in Japan, since French Fries are cheap, the kids just order a bunch of French Fries at McDonalds.  Now it’s all the rage in Asia, as youngsters order bunches of fries.  I have to admit McDonald’s French Fries are very yummy, but the my doctor would go nuts!  I’m scared to ask for the sodium and calorie count.

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