The hunt for McDonald’s Szechuan dipping sauce has been one of the more interesting tales of this summer thanks to Rick And Morty. The surprise premiere back on April 1st revolved around the sauce and sent people who love the show into a frenzy to find it, petition McDonald’s to bring it back, and even create their own. With the live-action Mulan remake on the way, folks were also hoping hard that this new momentum would force the fast food giant to bring back the sauce for a limited run.
None of that has come to pass yet, but folks have found their own substitutes to hold them over. The only folks who have a chance to enjoy the sauce 20 years after it made its short-lived debut are Justin Roiland and his comrades behind Rick And Morty and a select group of fans who now have control over the only four jugs on the planet according to Business Insider. There’s definitely some hyperbole there given this is just a McDonald’s sauce, but it is fun to think of these jugs like Infinity Gems and Dan Harmon will just be traveling around to collect them all.
One of these lucky fans has decided he wants to get it out to the world and make a little cash in the process — both for himself and for charity. The decision has earned a few critics, but Robert Workman has done his best to make sure this auction is being handled with the best of intentions. As it stands, the eBay listing stands at $5,500 and Workman has promised at least 20% is going to charities including Extra Life, AbleGamers, and possible third depending the final total.
While some are questioning his credibility as a “true fan,” Workman is doing his best to show great respect to McDonald’s for even considering the package and hoping the jug ends up in good hands:
I hold McDonald’s and Chef Mike in the highest respect. I really do. Mike has done an amazing job bringing this back for some lucky people to enjoy and I will do everything in my power to assure that it’s in the hands of someone that will truly enjoy it with a party of people, instead of just letting it rot away on a shelf for all to see. The point of this sauce is for people to enjoy it – not necessarily me, but whoever ends up with it. No matter what amount it ends up at, I hope it ends up in the hands of someone that will thoroughly enjoy it. Good luck to all and let’s do some good!
As it stands, there are at least 15 bidders battling for the jug with the action starting at $99 and churning on a slow pace until the afternoon of August 6th when it jumped from $1,400 to $3,250. One of the bidders involved also seems to be Deadmau5 if his tweets are to be believed:
Now this all pales to the person who spent $15,000 for one pack of the Szechuan sauce and its Wasabi counterpart, but it also still has at least two days left to gain bids. With coverage growing and charity getting involved, it could spark the total to raise. There is an entire jug at stake here.
Meanwhile, you can probably buy ingredients to make your own sauce for under $10 and then just donate $3,000 to charity. There won’t be a Szechuan McNugget party, but you can still build up that good karma.