Hold onto your hats because this is a wild ride.
The internet has a new obession: a limited-edition dipping sauce for Maccas nuggets. The "Mulan SzeChuan dipping sauce" was a limited-edition sauce in conjunction with the release of the Disney film back in 1998. It was recently mentioned on the Adult Swim series "Rick & Morty", and from there it's all anyone can think about.
Recently, a packet went up on eBay and the 28.3 gram sauce container sold for $14,700 USD, or just under $20,000 AUD.
This is the item description:
I just bought a really old car, while cleaning it I found a packet of this sauce. After watching the recent episode of Rick and Morty I went online to see if it was worth anything. Turns out it was. Also this comes with a packet of wasabi as well.
I hope somebody who wants to eat some 20 year old gnarly sauce gets this.. I would prefer not to sell it to a collector.
Seriously, someone apparently paid almost $20,000 for a 20-year-old Macca's sauce.
Guy at drive-thru window: would you like sauce with that— DAIROCKETTO (@DAIROCKETTO) April 19, 2017
Me, cradling a single packet of szechuan sauce I bought foe 15k: not today, friend
Why spend 15k when you can invent a portal gun and travel back to 1998 to get some fresh sauce? https://t.co/SU1mMQr6RS— Amanda Sargent (@hiAmandaSargent) April 19, 2017
To be fair I'd pay £15,000 for the Mulan Szechuan sauce— HippieLiberalDouche (@Stoned_Luv) April 19, 2017
For fans who might not be willing to throw such a large sum of money toward what could potentially taste like a decomposing boot (who knows what happens after those sauces pass the 10-year mark?) there are more listings for more affordable Macca's Szechuan sauces popping up daily. There are tutorials on how to recreate the sauce based on memories of what it tasted like, and there's even a line of t-shirts. On top of all that, McDonald's hasn't ruled out bringing the sauce back.
That being said, please stop torturing their employees.
We're at mcdonalds and my mom asked for the Szechuan sauce for shits and giggles and the guy said " Oh lord not this again " #rickAndMorty— Mama Malachite (@megafangirl14) April 3, 2017
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