In case you’re counting, and even if you’re not, this bucket of 48 nuggets clocks in at well over two thousand calories total. But who’s counting? Seriously, don’t count.

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While in the U.S., you can order a 40-piece Chicken McNugget meal, which is kind of amazing in itself, in Japan, the most you can get is a 15-piece set. This isn’t the biggest McNuggets meal the fastfood chain has offered: limited-time only 50-piece McNugget meals have been offered during the Super Bowl.

Likewise, the offer is for a limited time only. It’s available only in Niigata Prefecture and part of a promotional tie-up with the the newly launched pop group NGT48, the Niigata-based spin-off of the massively popular idol unit AKB48. The groups tend to have around 48 members (sometimes more, sometimes less), divided up into different teams. That’s a lot of idols. That’s okay, this is a lot of nuggets. Forty-eight nuggets is surely a whole chicken, no? Fifty has to be.

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So, what’s up with all these McNuggets? As Naver explains, when NGT48 was first announced earlier this year, people online in Japan kept calling the group “Nugget 48.” So now the group, I guess, has already reached its final form with these nuggets? Let’s hope not!

Yahoo! News Japan reports that the 48-piece set goes on sale in Niigata on December for 1,800 yen (US$14.69). Buckets are limited and this is a whole bunch of chicken, so bring a friend! Or, hell, forty-seven.

Top image: McDonald’s Japan | AKS | NGT48

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H/t NariNari/Gossip Sokuhou/Rocketnews

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