Whether you're a die-hard McDonald's fan or occasional fast food dabbler, we can all agree on one thing: McDonald's fries are the bomb. Long golden strips of perfectly fried potato, salted to perfection, McDonald's fries fall into the "bet you can't eat just one" category of addictive.\nREAD ALSO: Tim Hortons Timbits Are Trending On Twitter Today And Americans Are Extremely Confused\nTL;DR Countless angry McDonald's customers have recently turned to Twitter to complain about half-filled fry containers. Could this be explained as the product of unrealistic expectations set by glossy advertisement, or is it due to a real potato crop issue?\nAccording to recent news, the fries at McDonald's and other chains may look and taste different this coming year. That's because the raw ingredient, Canadian potatoes, have had a rough year.\nYes — the intense and unpredictable weather we experienced in 2018 destroyed nearly 4.5% of Canada's potato crop.\nThe potatoes that survived are short, stumpy, and brown.\nThat said, I set out to do some research on the current potato and fry situation across Canada and the U.S. and found something very interesting in the process.\nWhat really stood out to me is that people are not complaining about the appearance of the fries, but rather, the fact that McDonald's seems to be seriously skimping on fries.\nLooking at some of these photos, I see their point. The container is not even half filled in most of these cases. I would be upset too.\n@McDonalds really? This is acceptable for a large fries now? pic.twitter.com/85pzuptnA4\n— Brandonie (@brandonie87) January 5, 2019\nIf you check Twitter, there are literally dozens upon dozens of people experiencing the same issue. The tweets are concentrated in the last month but especially the last two weeks.\nAnd while most complaints come from people in the United States, there are several angry Canadians, as well.\nWhen there is a trend as apparant as this one, something larger must be underlying it.\nHey @McDonalds how’s this large fries???? pic.twitter.com/pwp7PQ504C\n— #LOVESHOTAim (@minimochibaek) January 4, 2019\nAlright @McDonaldsCanada please explain why i paid for a large fries and got this pic.twitter.com/UITDs4e4Fk\n— NTMY| ✨ 약속✨ (@SweetForYoongi) January 2, 2019\nThe tweets are way too concentrated to be a coincidence.\n@McDonaldsCanada This is not a full box of fries :( pic.twitter.com/ATiokwwFMA\n— hails t (@hayleytorio) December 20, 2018\n@McDonalds are you feeling alright... when I pay for a medium fries and get given this as a portion..... joke pic.twitter.com/NPNBXSYTyT\n— Laura-Jane Doyle (@Ljdoyle02) January 6, 2019\nSome called it a "stunt."\n@McDonalds if i wanted a medium i would’ve ordered a medium not a large. where are my fries ? @Wendys would never pull a stunt like this. pic.twitter.com/W07Dl0FqDp\n— Nicole Ellsworth (@N_ells32) January 4, 2019\n@McDonalds Large fries? pic.twitter.com/yDxPUD3L3U\n— Paul Burden (@PaulBurden17) January 2, 2019\nQuestion, did your order of regular fries get smaller?? Sure seems like it.\n— O viera (@beato61) December 31, 2018\nThis is certainly unusual.\n@McDonalds ordered a large fries got back to work and to my surprise a small serving in a large box thanks def got my money’s worth pic.twitter.com/S75jU6V5Kh\n— Jus.Frank (@jstfrank23x) January 3, 2019\nThis is freaking every time I order fries with Ubereats they give me this crap @UberEats @McDonalds pic.twitter.com/YzbjPa81qx\n— chris_breezy08 (@cvazquez08) January 1, 2019\n@McDonaldsCanada good thing I got the large fries...maybe have the equivalent of a small. Good to come home and see this. pic.twitter.com/6LrTOWGkkL\n— C. Philly (@C_Phillly) January 2, 2019\nTo be fair, McDonald's did reply to many of these tweets to investigate and attempt to make amends. But something appears to be up.\nIt doesn't help either that McDonald's perfectly curated advertisements are setting unreasonable expectations in the customer's mind.\nThis is what a container of fries looks like in McDonald's ads and promotions. As you can see, the fries are full to the very top!\nView this post on Instagram Make someone smile today by tagging the person who is the ketchup to your fries. Happy #NationalSmileDay 🙂 A post shared by McDonald’s Canada (@mcdonaldscanada) on Oct 5, 2018 at 10:45am PDT\n@mcdonaldscanadaembedded via\nThis is undoubtedly a huge and obvious point of frustration for McDonald's customers.\nIt is uclear at this time whether these smaller portions are the result of a new policy, problems with the potato crop, or something else entirely.\nWe reached out to McDonald's and McDonald's Canada for comment.\nA representative from McDonald's Canada responded by stating that "millions of Canadians enjoy our World Famous Fries, every day. So, there is no doubt we take every aspect of them very seriously. Let us be clear: fry portions are the same. Nothing has changed."\nStay tuned.