McDonald’s in Japan just released two Halloween-inspired sandwiches: a beef burger with a goth black bun (dyed with ikasumi, a.k.a. squid ink)…

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…and a ghastly white fried-chicken fillet with camembert cheese.

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Good to see this corporate behemoth getting into the spirit and all, but is it a coincidence that its old rival Burger King just released the Kuro (Black) Burger a month ago in Japan? I think not.

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So who should win the “Black Burger Battle”? I honestly wouldn’t eat either one, but I think BK should get bonus points for going the extra mile with that black cheese. It’s pretty hardcore.

Oh, and continuing the Asian trend for dark foods is the black hot dog, offered at Disney World’s Tokyo DisneySea.

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Now, as for things I would eat, this Halloween McFlurry looks delicious enough for me to want to dig out my old “Teach English Abroad” application again…

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4 thoughts on “Fast Food Noir

  1. I think maybe they oughta start dying all the food black. I mean I’d eat at a Gothburger!

    Also, I recently tried the pumpkin pie blizzard at Dairy Queen and was pleasantly shocked to discover that they seem to use actual pumpkin flavor in it!

    1. Yeah, I like the black-food trend! And wow, a pumpkin pie blizzard sounds downright tasty. Not many DQs in these parts, but I think I can find one in Jersey. Thanks for the heads up, MC!

    1. Yum!! I love KFC’s biscuits, so I can only imagine how tasty the pumpkin version of them must be. They look amazing. Why don’t these (American!) chains offer H’ween treats in the U.S.?? I don’t get it.

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