Don’t listen to Molly Wood. This pumpkin spice thing is getting out of hand.
Later this month, McDonald’s Japan is doling out French fries drizzled with a pumpkin spiced sauce. They’re an update to the McChoco potatoes, the chocolate-covered fries that debuted in January. If you live in Japan, you can pick them up on September 28.
There are no plans to sell them in the United States — yet.
First of all: gross, keep ’em.
Second of all, it’s a good time to ask the question we do every year. Why do people go so crazy for pumpkin?