NEW CONCEPTS | Staff Reporter, Japan

McDonald's Japan's french fries leave UK, France serving sizes in the dust

It packs a whopping 454 kilocalories.

Asian fast food are leading the world in terms of calories and portion sizes, according to insurance firm Compare the Market.

The firm reveals that an order of Japan’s McDonald’s medium french fries weighs a whopping 135 grams, and sports 454 kilocalories. This makes it the biggest and most calorie-stuffed serving of McDonald’s medium french fries in the world.

In terms of portion size, it is followed by UK and France at 114 g. Notably, though, Australia and Canada take second and third place in terms of calories (368 kcal and 350 kcal respectively) despite serving the smallest portions globally (104 g and 110 g).

Further, Japan’s Hungry Jack Whoppers outpaces its worldwide counterparts in terms of calories with a staggering 750 kcal despite having the second smallest serving size at 278 g. Canada (290 g), US (290 g), Australia (280 g) and UK (280 g) take the lead in serving size. France comes in last with 274 g.

Meanwhile, Japan’s KFC Original Recipe burger, weighing 139 grams, is dwarfed by all its counterparts in Australia, UK, New Zealand, Germany and Canada. Despite this, it packs the third highest number of calories at 411 kcal, compared to Germany and Canada’s 520 kcal and UK’s 440 kcal.

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