The search is on for McDonalds' 18-karat gold Chicken McNugget
What’s better than a golden ticket? A golden Chicken McNugget, which is a real thing that any one of us could be lucky enough to stumble across — that is, if we’re in Japan. McDonalds Japan is holding a contest that awards the winner an actual nugget of 18-karat gold, because that’s how much these nuggets are worth in our hearts.
While this particular nugget isn’t edible, it’s 100% real, and worth the equivalent of around $1,500. Rocket News 24 reports that in order to win the prize, Japanese residents need only follow the clues being posted by the McDonalds Japan Twitter account and guess the identity and location of a mysterious thief who has a penchant for stealing chicken nuggets. It’s all explained in this epic video (which is in Japanese):
The winner receives a five-piece McNugget meal, with one of the nuggets being 1.8 ounces of solid gold, which kind of blows any Happy Meal toy out of the water. Plus, the winner can dip their remaining four chicken nuggets in one of the new Japanese sauces, Fruit Curry or Creamy Cheese.
If the odds of winning the 18-karat gold Chicken McNugget sound impossible to you, don’t worry. There’s a consolation prize. McDonalds Japan will also choose one Twitter entrant a day to receive a coupon book for 39 days of free five-piece McNuggets. If you can’t get a nugget that’s gold, at least you can get one you can eat.