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McDonald’s Broke My Heart

37:07 | Aug 10th, 2017

11 recommendations

They made the world’s greatest French Fry. Then they threw it away.


hannahmdejong recommended:Oct 17th

I thought this episode was:

😊 Delightful
😲 Fascinating
😂 Funny

mm recommended:Jul 26th, 2019

McDonald's French Fries are my secret vice. Now I feel jibbed because I want to try the better beef tallow version! But at the same time, I admire Phil Sokolof's crusade against high fat foods.

alliricoJul 26th, 2019

@mm omg I love this episode so much, it made me so hungry tho!

mmJul 26th, 2019

@allirico I've been googling for "beef tallow" "Where I can get beef tallow fries" and "How does McDonald fries used to look" since. Trying to eat vicariously through photos.

mmNov 2nd, 2019

@allirico Gladwell was looking back at past French fries, but this Planet Money episode looks at future French fries that stay crispy in the food delivery age. Thought you’d enjoy it!