Somebody just paid almost $15,000 for a small packet of a 20-year-old promotional sauce from McDonald’s.
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.
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.
“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.”
His eBay advert racked up 187 bids before being sold for $14,700, reports the Mirror.
“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.”
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.
“Nine more seasons until I get that dipping Szechuan sauce, or 97 more years, Morty!” said the character.
The episode has sparked fans to petition for the sauce to be brought back.
“We never say never because, when our customers speak, we listen,” McDonald’s representative Terri Hickey was quoted by USA Today as saying.
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.”
Please God, I don't ask for much, please let us gain enough cultural influence to force McDonald's into bringing back that fucking sauce.
— Rick (((and Morty))) (@RickandMorty) April 2, 2017
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.