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11 of McDonald’s Biggest Diet Wreckers From Around the World

author image Hillary Eaton
Hillary Eaton is a writer and editor living in Los Angeles whose work has appeared in VICE, Refinery29, LA Weekly and Complex. She loves writing about food, entertainment, travel and style.

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11 of McDonald’s Biggest Diet Wreckers From Around the World
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While McDonald's is originally an American chain — and America is often recognized for its obesity epidemic — some of the chain's most gut-busting bites are actually being consumed outside the United States. Real talk: It's McDonald's world, and we're just living in it. Wondering what your fellow dieters on the other side of the world are struggling to saying no to? We've got you covered. Check out the most over-the-top, calorie-riddled, cheese-covered diet busters of McDonald's International.

1. Chili Cheese Bites, Sweden
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1 Chili Cheese Bites, Sweden

Sweden always rates among the happiest countries to live every year. However, we doubt these fried balls of molten chili cheese have anything to do with it.

2. Gracoro Burger, Japan
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2 Gracoro Burger, Japan

If you've ever found yourself torn between a shrimp and macaroni craving, Japan's Gracoro Burger fuses the two together, covers it in breadcrumbs, and deep fries it so you don't have to decide (but still can feel bad about yourself after).

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3. Poutine, Canada
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3 Poutine, Canada

Canadian McDonald's serves the country's national dish: poutine. What's poutine you ask? A pile of french fries made even more unhealthy by covering it in gravy and cheese curds.

Related: What's REALLY Inside McDonald's French Fries?

4. Chicken Cheese Box, Austria
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4 Chicken Cheese Box, Austria

Austria might be the home of Wiener Schnitzel, but it's also the land of the chicken cheese box. It's a box full of deep-fried balls of Emmental cheese stars (why stars?) alongside the standard deep fried nuggets.

5. BBQ Chili Cheese Fries, Germany
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5 BBQ Chili Cheese Fries, Germany

A rival to Canada's calorie-packed poutine, Germany's BBQ sauce and chili drenched cheese fries are definitely enough to knock you out, inducing a major food coma.

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6. Sweety Con Nutella, Italy
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6 Sweety Con Nutella, Italy

One of McDonald's newest diet-crushing creations: Italy's Sweety con Nutella. A sweet bun jam-packed with thick Nutella — aka "kryptonite" for die-hard Nutella fans.

7. Mega McGriddle, Japan
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7 Mega McGriddle, Japan

If you didn't think the regular old McGriddle was over the top enough, in Japan you can find the monstrous Mega McGriddle. A creation two times the size with double the meat and double cheese.

8. Mega Mac, South Korea
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8 Mega Mac, South Korea

If there was ever a hamburger to tempt even the staunchest of dieters, it's the Mega Mac. While it may seem like a fever-dream, this excessive creation of two Big Macs — i.e., four patties total — stacked together is very real in South Korea.

Read more: 10 Surprising Foods That Will Fill You Up, Not Out

9. Chicken Mega Mac, Saudi Arabia
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9 Chicken Mega Mac, Saudi Arabia

Basically the same thing as the Mega Mac but with chicken, the Chicken Mega Mac houses four fried chicken patties on sesame seed-studded buns.

10. Big Breakfast with Hotcakes, USA
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10 Big Breakfast with Hotcakes, USA

The unofficial American battle cry of "go big or go home" perfectly sums up the Big Breakfast at American McDonald's. The combo comes with a stack of pancakes, biscuits, scrambled eggs, hash browns, and sausages.

12. Cheddar Cheese Nuggets, Germany
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12 Cheddar Cheese Nuggets, Germany

If chicken nuggets weren't already bad enough by being deep fried, they certainly are now that they've added cheese to the mix to make Germany's cheddar cheese nuggets.

Related: What's Really Inside McDonald's Chicken McNuggets?

What Do YOU Think?
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What Do YOU Think?

Which of these foods is the worst offender? Which one would you actually want to try? Which food do you think has the most calories? Tell us in the comments!

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