Curly Fries 2012: McDonald's Adds Some Crazy New Items to their Menu

August 6, 2012 9:26 PM EDT | By Anthony Smith
McDonalds (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

Holy smokes, hungry people everywhere. It's about time.

McDonald's has just confirmed that they're adding Twister Fries, or some lovely local grease-spot style curly fries, to its menu. The catch? It's only available for the next three weeks. The other catch that makes this just a little more annoying? It's only available in The Philippines.

But here's something you can expect: McDonald's is about to launch a new ad campaign that points its patrons to its Favorites Under 400 Calories. We're pretty much expecting them to highlight literally everything on their menu that falls under four-hundred calories, but we'll wait and see if there's anything they'll exclude, or even add.

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Why are they doing this? It may just be in keeping with their half-hearted commitment to healthier options but their whole-hearted commitment to making their menu seem more healthy. Still, a more worthy hypothesis comes in the form of the Affordable Care Act, which may actually mandate that some restaurants have to display calorie information prominently on the menu. This could just be McDonald's way of getting in and making full disclosure seem like business as usual.

And surprise, surprise: The Filet-O-Fish, the Fruit & Maple Oatmeal, and the Egg McMuffin all fall under 400 calories. Maybe that'll give you an idea of what 400 calories feels like.

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