It’s fall, and along with the modest temperature change and harvest moons hanging low in the sky, pumpkin spice is rearing its oversaturated head once more. On Thursday, Starbucks announced a discount on the pumpkin spice latte -- the mothership of all things pumpkin and spiced -- and McDonald’s is entering the fray, having just announced pumpkin spice french fries. Yes, you heard that correctly. Pumpkin spice. On french fries. It’s so autumn, you guys.
Unfortunately, the promotion is only taking place in Japan -- a country with a rich but occasionally weird fast food tradition -- from September 28 to October 31. The hamburger empire will smother french fries in chocolate and pumpkin sauce, giving your potatoes a greasily festive sheen just in time for Halloween -- which is apparently quite big in Japan.