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Somebody bought an original tub of 1998 McDonald’s Szechuan sauce for $14,700

Better be worth it.


Sarah Weber


Posted on Apr 19, 2017   Updated on May 24, 2021, 5:02 pm CDT

Ever since the surprise season 3 premiere of Rick and Morty, fans have been jonesing for special edition Szechuan dipping sauce released by McDonald’s in 1998 to promote Disney’s Mulan. (If you have no idea what I’m talking about, start here.)

Some fans tried making their own version of the sauce, while others made ovations to McDonald’s to re-release it. And at least one person with a bunch of money and very little patience apparently dropped $14,700 on a 20-year-old tub of original Mulan sauce on Ebay.

The seller wrote, “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.”

The buyer topped 186 other bids for the sauce, giving the seller enough cash to ditch that lucky 20-year-old clunker and upgrade to something new or close to it. The seller’s only request was “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.”

Buddy, for that price it should be kept in a bank vault.

We think it’s only fair to point out that while it’s a cool stroke of luck for the seller, buying a packet of McNugget sauce for $14,700 is not a very Rick thing to do. Don’t get me wrong, Rick wants the sauce. But it’s more his style to win it in an intergalactic singing competition or gambling with some creepy-looking aliens. At the very least he’d use Jerry’s credit card.

He’d also definitely eat the sauce. So how about it, new owner of rare McDonald’s Mulan dipping sauce. Are you squanchy enough to be a Rick? Or are you gonna be a loser like Jerry. (P.S. Don’t sue us if you actually eat decades-old expired fast food.)

H/T Time

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*First Published: Apr 19, 2017, 6:21 pm CDT