If you’re scratching your head over the idea of this McDonald’s hash brown hack, don’t worry, you’re not the only one. “Might give it a go but surely it won’t taste nice. i’m scared,” one person commented on the TikTok post, while another suggested simply ordering one of the chain’s famous hot apple pies instead. Even the hack’s inventor knows their idea sounds a little off –- though that didn’t stop her from adding another note of reassurance before the video’s end. “You need to try it, I promise you,” she vowed again.
Despite the TikToker’s confidence in their food hack, one can’t help but wonder: Does the combination of a McDonald’s hash brown and frozen Coke really taste like apple pie? As of this writing, it does not appear that anybody else has given this slightly bizarre mixture a try. However, there is some evidence that it could be legit.
The hack hits on several elements of a slice of apple pie, as apples and potatoes have slightly similar textures, while both Coca-Cola and apple pie filling are fairly sweet. Furthermore, Coke and potatoes have also been combined together before in a few recipes, including celebrity chef Bryan Voltaggio’s roasted potatoes braised in cola. Therefore, though this food combo might seem a bit odd, it might actually be worth trying. Even if you don’t think it tastes like pie, at least you’ll still have a hash brown and a drink.