相信吗,有人花15000美元在eBay上买了一包20年前麦当劳推出的限量调味酱!

Somebody just paid almost $15,000 for a small packet of a 20-year-old promotional sauce from McDonald’s.

 

20年前,当迪士尼动画《木兰》上映时,麦当劳曾经为了麦当劳鸡块推出过限量的四川风味调味包。这个原本应该被大家遗忘的辣酱最近因为动画片《瑞克和莫蒂》的提及,再一次走进大家的视线。

Long-since discontinued, McDonald’s Szechuan sauce was launched as a limited promotional item with McNuggets when the Disney animated movie “Mulan” was shown in theaters. It has recently gained public clamor after the massively popular cartoon show “Rick and Morty” depicted it in scenes during their surprise April 1 season 3 premiere.

 

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正是因为最近的再次风靡,来自英格兰的一个幸运儿在机缘巧合之下找到了一盒“古董”辣酱,并且成功在eBay上以14700美元成交。

Thanks to its newfound popularity, one lucky eBay seller from Ipswich, who happened to find the sauce, was able to cash it in for $14,700 by selling it on the e-commerce site.

 

“我最近买了一辆旧车,在清洗的过程中发现了这包调味酱。”卖家解释道,“当我看了最新一集的《瑞克和莫蒂》后,因为好奇而上网查看,想知道是否有人愿意花钱把它买下,想不到真的出现了哄抢的局面。”

“I just bought a really old car, while cleaning it I found a packet of this sauce,” the listing stated. “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.”

 

在最终成交之前,这包调味酱吸引了187笔竞标。

His eBay advert racked up 187 bids before being sold for $14,700, reports the Mirror.

 

“我希望买到的人是真的想要品尝这个保存了20年的限量美味。”卖家说,“我不想仅仅是卖给了一个收藏者。”

“I hope somebody who wants to eat some 20-year-old gnarly sauce gets this,” the British seller further noted. “I would prefer not to sell it to a collector.”

 

 

在4月1日愚人节推出的《瑞克和莫蒂》中,科学家Rick Sanchez提到他人生最大的目标就是找到这盒绝版多年的调味酱。在他找到之前,这部剧集也不会结束。

In the April Fool’s day episode of “Rick and Morty”, scientist Rick Sanchez said his sole motivation in life is “finding that McNugget sauce,” before going on to state that the show would continue until he finds the sauce.

 

“也许还需要整整9季,或者97年的时间,但我一定要找到我的四川辣酱!”Rick在动画中说道。

“Nine more seasons until I get that dipping Szechuan sauce, or 97 more years, Morty!” said the character.

 

 

这一集的播出也让粉丝们开始盼望麦当劳重新推出这一绝版调料。

The episode has sparked fans to petition for the sauce to be brought back.

 

“我们从来不否定任何可能性。只要是消费者的声音,我们都会聆听。”麦当劳的发言人Terri Hickey说道。

“We never say never because, when our customers speak, we listen,” McDonald’s representative Terri Hickey was quoted by USA Today as saying.

 

她同时也引用了动画中Rick的话,开玩笑地说:“就像我们的粉丝所说,美味的调料值得等待9季甚至97年的时光。”

She even referenced Rick Sanchez’ in-episode rant, saying “And to paraphrase some of our most enthusiastic fans, our sauce is so good that it would be worth waiting nine seasons or 97 years for.”

据悉,《木兰》的真人版电影即将在明年上映,也许四川辣酱的回归已经指日可待!

Considering that a live-action version of Mulan is about to be released next year, Rick and his fans may not even wait for too long.