Cheeseburger Shaker Fries, McDonald’s, Sydney

I’m a fan of shaker fries – my favour­ite are the corn pot­tage fries at First Kitchen in Japan – and McDonald’s recently came out with these Cheeseburger Shaker Fries.

I didn’t know what to expect from ‘cheese­bur­ger’ fla­vour, but I was eager to find out.

The season­ing is an off white col­our with specks of brown through­out. It smells strongly of the pickles that give cheese­bur­gers their defin­ing smell.

The pickles, how­ever, do not dom­in­ate the taste at all. It’s must like in a cheese­bur­ger: the season­ing is a very pleas­ant savoury fla­vour with only a mel­low hint of pickles in the back­ground. They add more­ish interest to oth­er­wise plain fries and I’d be happy to eat these again — they’re free with a large meal.

These Cheeseburger Shaker Fries appeared on McDonald’s menus in Sydney, Australia dur­ing June 2017.