$133 for McDonald’s fries in Venezuela

This is the example of a rude joke. There is something about the fries at McDonald’s, something very satisfying and appetising. Venezuelan government doesn’t seem to think so. After a 10 month hiatus the fast food chain has reintroduced fries but the price to pay is around a tenth of the country’s minimum wage at $133. And the fuel to fire is that they aren’t made of the regular potatoes used by the brand but instead Venezuelan potatoes which do not taste the same. It is a weak replacement to McD’s famous fries but patrons have no choice but to relish on this ‘new flavour specially made in Venezuela’. It is understandable if they were offering gourmet fries like they are doing in Japan and Sweden.

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For a country where its people have to import toilet paper in stealth, this may be just another drop in its ocean of disparities but for the rest of the junk-loving world, this is just a really bad joke. Our empathies with the food-loving folk of pretty but bizarre Venezuela.

[ Via : Cosmopolitan ]

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