“Should I get an apple pie?”
“It is a fried pie and you haven’t had one in a really long time.”
Tokyo McDonald’s Fried Apple Pie tl;dr
- Just Like the Legendary American Fried Apple Pie
- So Much Better Than Baked Pies
- I Need to Find More
End of a Fried Pie Era
All good things come to an end… I guess; and in 1992 the legendary crispy American McDonalds fried apple pie is not immune to such travesties of culinary injustice. I mean, that’s what they say and tell us about accepting things that you just don’t want to accept. It’s probably for the best, and despite being made of apples, I’m sure it’s ultimately not good to eat 1 a day, so I’ve been told, “to keep the doctor away.”
With it’s passing, another page has turned and forever closed my chapter of childhood:
- No more would I hold it’s burning hot crispy, crunchy, outer shell
- No more would I bite into tongue, burning, sweet apple golden lava
- No more will I go back to the counter to order 1 more of these heavenly desserts
I, along with many sad Americans are now reduced to the dreaded, healthy, baked…. Yes, I said BAKED Apple McDonalds Fried Pie that quite frankly tastes healthy.
The Fried Apple Pie Lives ON
Then on one random trip to Tokyo I discovered one reason, among many, many reasons to travel back to the Land of the Rising Sun time and time again. Sure, they have sushi, technology, video games, robots, cartoons and a rich and beautiful culture steeped in both tradition contrasting with modernity; but now, if only temporarily, America’s McDonalds fried apple pie is served mouth scalding hot once again.
You’ll Never Forget Your First Fried Pie
Nadia and I were walking around in the Shibuya area minding our business when a certain cloyingly fried scent drifted on the brisk Tokyo breeze directly to my brain, stopping me dead in my tracks. I knew that smell, the smell of my childhood; it reminded me of better, younger, carefree days. That aroma enveloped me, enchanting me, leaving me totally powerless before it’s epic sweetness.
When my brain finally processed what my soul had been screaming, my body flew into a blur of motion down the path, desperately searching for my golden crusted Holy Grail of desserts. I found myself at the clown’s doorstep, furiously scanning the convoluted menu till my pupils finally rested on the listing for “Apple Pie.” I couldn’t hear myself ordering a pie but I clearly saw my hands make an exchange of currency for a brown paper bag. I only ordered 1, out of fear that perhaps my mind was playing tricks on me so I wanted to protect my fragile psyche in case this turned out to be some kind of heinous prank, elaborate ruse, crime against humanity.
New Life Pie Purpose
I opened up that familiar paper bag, revealing that green cardboard package to reward me with that deep fried pock marked crust. My first bite was greeted with a burnt tongue covered in apple magma sending me back to 1992. With pie in one hand and Nadia on my other side, my life was complete, if only for a few fleeting moments. But now I knew that McDonalds Fried pies are out there; all I have to do is look for them.
I wikipedia’d them and found out that there were other variations of the glorious McDonalds Fried Apple Pie out there to be consumed:
- Crab Stick
- And More?
Fried pie shall be mine again!
What do you love about McDonalds!?!?