Restaurant Guide

25 Craziest McDonald’s Menu Items From Around The World

Get your passports ready! We’re taking a tour of international McDonald’s locations where they serve the good, the bad, and the just plain weird.

Restaurant Guide

25 Craziest McDonald’s Menu Items From Around The World

Get your passports ready! We’re taking a tour of international McDonald’s locations where they serve the good, the bad, and the just plain weird.

If you ever find yourself at a McDonald’s overseas, you may be in for a surprise. Even if the golden arches look familiar, what’s available inside the fast food chain is far from it. While you can always count on a signature Big Mac, fries, and Coke being on the menu, each country boasts their own unique items in addition to the classics.

From shrimp burgers to chocolate French fries, there’s more to McDonald’s than meets the eye — and whether we’d eat these crazy concoctions or not, they sure are fun to look at. But if you’re not “lovin it,” we’ve got you covered with Every Menu Item At McDonald’s — Ranked! that you can enjoy stateside.

1

Bacon, Macaroni And Cheese Toastie

corn and cheese champignon toastie mcdonalds

Where You Can Get It: China

McDonald’s just released their newest crazy combo, throwing bacon mac and cheese onto a sandwich. Macaroni and cheese already belongs on our list of 50 Unhealthiest Foods On The Planet and adding two pieces of toasted bread into the mix isn’t doing the dish any favors.

2

Gratin Croquette Burger

gratin croquette burger mcdonalds

Where You Can Get It: Japan

Just like the McRib, the Gratin Croquette Burger isn’t available year round. But unlike the McRib, this creamy, crispy cult classic is made up of a fried crab and macaroni croquette between two steamed buns. It can only be purchased during winter months, which is probably for the best since it’s like biting into a whole lot of wheat flour with a side of shredded lettuce.

3

Poutine

maple bacon poutine mcdonalds

Where You Can Get It: Canada

You may not have heard of poutine, but covering French fries in gravy and cheese curds is a Canadian staple — and McDonald’s has jumped on board the trend. Although their regular fries rank pretty well on our list of best fast food fries, this version wouldn’t make the cut with 30 grams of fat and 1,010 milligrams of sodium. That’s not even counting the maple-flavored BBQ sauce and bacon bits they added to the poutine in 2015.

4

Mashed Potato Burger

mashed potato burger mcdonalds

Where You Can Get It: China

If you’ve ever eaten a bacon double burger at Mickey D’s and thought it was missing something, maybe all it needed was a scoop of mashed potatoes. As part of their Manly Man campaign in 2012, McDonald’s China gave that a go. Because who wouldn’t want to try fitting their mouth around a burger with two beef patties, bacon, and mashed potatoes? Oh, wait… Us. Speaking of being a manly man, don't miss reading this exclusive peak into living with a disease that plagues more American men than women every year: What It’s Like to Have Prostate Cancer.

5

Melon Float

mcdonalds melon soda float japan

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Where You Can Get It: Japan

Some people are green with envy over this recent addition to the Mcdonald’s Japan menu, but we’re not sold on the melon soda and ice cream combo. Our doubt has less to do with how bright the drink is — although that’s part of it — and more to do with the brand of soda. Melon is a popular Fanta flavor we don’t have here in the US, but if it includes anything near the 48 grams of sugar found in grape one we’re familiar with, it’d earn the top spot on our list of worst sodas.

6

Spinach and Parmesan Nuggets

spinach parmesan nuggets mcdonalds

Where You Can Get It: Italy

Don’t let the word spinach fool you. Any nutritional value these nuggets may have had was lost when they were deep-fried with parmesan. Believe it or not, this isn’t the first case of deep fried cheese that has made a brief appearance on the McDonald’s Italy menu. The chain also used to sell Creamy Stars that resembled Carl’s Jr. Chicken Stars, but were pumped full of cheese. You’d be better off buying a stick of Parmesan because, yes, they have that, too. It’s on the snack menu and comes in a convenient single-serve package.

7

McLobster

mclobster mcdonalds

Where You Can Get It: Canada

As if maple bacon poutine wasn’t enough, Mcdonald’s Canada also thought it’d be a good idea to add a lobster roll sandwich to their menu. Because anyone stepping into a fast food place is looking to order lobster, right? Wrong. Even if you may have been brave enough to try this, the chain had to discontinue the summer staple this year due to rising lobster prices.

8

Cadbury Creme Egg McFlurry

cadbury creme egg mcflurry mcdonalds

Where You Can Get It: Australia, Canada, United Kingdom

Here in the states, Easter at McDonald’s means a minty Shamrock Shake. But overseas and across the Canadian border, spring comes with a new McFlurry flavor that tastes just like a Cadbury Creme Egg. The signature vanilla soft serve is topped with egg fondant sauce and chocolate pieces. The only problem? Besides being just out of our reach, each one of these treats packs 397 calories.

9

MegaMac

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Where You Can Get It: Korea, Turkey, United Arab Emirates

If you thought a BigMac was filling, think again. The MegaMac burger is made up of the same ingredients, but instead of two beef patties, there are four of them. Anyone who’s able to pack one of these away is consuming 736 calories, 44 grams of fat, 1,420 milligrams of sodium, 109 milligrams of cholesterol — definitely a “Not That!”

10

McChoco Potato

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Where You Can Get It: Japan

McDonald’s Japan took sweet and salty to an entirely new level with this limited edition side in 2016. The McChoco Potato paired an order of French fries with a package of white and milk chocolate sauces so customers could drizzle on as much, or as little, as they wished. If given the chance, we would have drizzled very little chocolate onto our fries… like, none at all.

11

Cordon Bleu Burger

cordon bleu burger mcdonalds

Where You Can Get It: Poland

How much meat can you possibly cram between two onion buns? The Cordon Bleu Burger tries to answer this question by piling bacon, a beef patty, and a fried chicken patty that’s stuffed with ham one on top of the other. Arteries, it was nice knowing you.

12

Bacon Roll

bacon roll mcdonalds

Where You Can Get It: United Kingdom

It’s unclear whether this item is for picky eaters or for someone who just really loves bacon since the Bacon Roll is exactly what it sounds like, bacon on bread. You can add ketchup or brown sauce if you’re feeling extra ambitious, but that’s literally it. Sounds like a lot of unnecessary carbs to us: 43 grams, to be exact.

13

Black And White Burgers

black and white burgers mcdonalds

Where You Can Get It: China

What’s black and white and odd all over? The half-sized Black and White Burgers at McDonald’s China, named for their colored buns. The black one is dyed with squid ink, and the white one is covered in black sesame seeds. And although you may have thought they were burgers (because that is what they’re called) the white one is really just a fried chicken sandwich. What they do have in common is a scoop of mashed potatoes and slices of bacon because the sandwiches weren’t already weird enough.

14

McCurry Pan

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Where You Can Get It: India

Instead of the baked apple pies we all know and love, McDonald’s India sells veggie pies. Introduced in the world’s first vegetarian location, the McCurry Pan is made up of creamy sauce, mushrooms, peppers, corn, and broccoli in a pastry box. Despite that long list of veggies, this is a deceptively unhealthy dish with 11 grams of fat and almost 50 carbs in one serving.

15

NYC Benedict Bagel

nyc benedict bagel mcdonalds

Where You Can Get It: New Zealand

What do you get when you cross brunch with McDonald’s? A bacon, egg, and cheese bagel sandwich dripping with Hollandaise sauce. Eggs benedict is usually served open-faced so we have no idea why this sandwich is topped, but we do know that it rings in at over 500 calories. That’s almost double an Egg McMuffin!

16

McRice Burger

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Where You Can Get It: Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan

Even though you can only find regular buns and English muffins on their menu now, McDonald’s Singapore used to sandwich their burgers between sticky rice patties. The McRice Burger was discontinued, but in its heyday it held beef, fried fish, or fried chicken — a carb overload no matter how you swing it.

17

Sweety Con Nutella

sweety nutella mcdonalds

Where You Can Get It: Italy

Dubbed the Sweety, this dessert’s name doesn’t lie. As much as it looks like a hamburger from afar, it’s actually just two pieces of soft bread slathered with Nutella. The McDonald’s website says it’s suitable for any time of day, which isn’t wrong as long as that day’s a cheat day.

18

McKroket

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Where You Can Get It: Netherlands

Feeling like knocking out your entire daily salt intake in one sitting? In that case, the McKroket’s got you covered. This burger doesn’t look that threatening at first glance since it only consists of a croquette and mustard sauce, but there’s beef stew inside the croquette that’s doing a lot of damage. So unless 2,300 milligrams of sodium is what you’re after, avoid this McDonald’s Netherland staple.

19

BigSpicy Paneer Wrap

spicy paneer wrap mcdonalds

Where You Can Get It: India

Looks like Italy isn’t the only place digging fried cheese. Not only is this wrap primarily made of fried paneer, a popular curd cheese in South Asia, but there is even more cheese melted on top, along with veggies and a creamy sauce. The whole thing may have 24 grams of protein, but there’s no way that’s worth the 808 calories and 51 grams of saturated fat you’re sacrificing.

20

McToast Chocolate

mctoast chocolate mcdonalds

Where You Can Get It: Germany

McToast Ham, McToast Cheese, McToast Bacon, McToast… Chocolate? Most of us prefer savory flavors in the morning, but if chocolate’s what you’re after in the a.m., McDonald’s Germany has a toasted wheat flatbread folded over milk chocolate on their breakfast menu. Too bad 14 grams of sugar is so not the right way to start your day.

21

Chicken McDo With Spaghetti

chicken mcdo with spaghetti mcdonalds

Where You Can Get It: Philippines

No, you didn’t just step into KFC; McDonald’s sells fried chicken in the Philippines. It’s called Chicken McDo and it’s available on its own or with rice. But why would you choose either of those options when you could have a side of spaghetti instead? The meat in spaghetti sauce would complement the fried chicken so well, right? No, we didn’t think so either.

22

Shrimp Beef Burger

shrimp beef burger mcdonalds

Where You Can Get It: Korea

Satisfy those surf and turf cravings with a shrimp and beef burger from McDonald’s Korea. You can double up on patties with red meat sitting right atop fried fish, complete with all the normal burger fixings. If this is something you think you can stomach, what about the 984 milligrams of salt? No thanks, we’ll just keep swimming.

23

Shaka Shaka Chicken

shaka shaka chicken mcdonalds

Where You Can Get It: Japan

Would you like that with red pepper flakes, powdered cheese, or BBQ? At McDonald’s Japan, you can order your chicken with flavoring on the side for a little DIY action. Just pour your topping into the bag and close it, then shake, shake, shake until your chicken is coated. Or until your arms are tired. There are 10 grams of fat in each one to be worked off, after all.

24

McNoodles

mcnoodles mcdonalds

Where You Can Get It: Austria

In 2012, McDonald’s spent 18 months developing an Asian dish to sell in Austria as a limited time test dish. They imported the ingredients from Thailand, adding veggies, chicken, salad, and sweet-and-sour or curry sauce to bowls of noodles. They called the whole thing McNoodles — shocker.

25

Pancake Helado

pancake with ice cream mcdonalds

Where You Can Get It: Uruguay

We’ve heard of having breakfast for dinner, but breakfast for dessert? At McDonald’s Japan, you can order pancakes topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, but the sweetness doesn’t stop there. Each one is also stuffed with the same dulce de leche that’s drizzled on top. This is definitely not one of our 15 Healthy Breakfast Ideas.