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McDonald’s revives Szechuan sauce (again)

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Szechuan sauce returns for a limited run at McDonald's.

Szechuan sauce returns for a limited run at McDonald's.

Kylee Khan

Kylee Khan

Szechuan sauce returns for a limited run at McDonald's.

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McDonald’s will sell Szechuan sauce, a limited-time sauce made famous by animated sci-fi comedy “Rick and Morty,” Monday, Feb. 26 until supplies run out.

Szechuan sauce originated as a promotional condiment for the 1998 Disney film, “Mulan,” only to be discontinued for years until regaining popularity when it became a joke in the “Rick and Morty” season three debut. Hearing a nationwide call to revive the dipping sauce, McDonald’s ushered in the return of the condiment for one day in October 2017.

We have about 200 packets, so be sure to grab it before it’s gone.”

— Caleb Tomlinson, 11

“We’ve tried to keep this kind of hush hush, but due to popular demand, we are bringing the sauce back for a limited time,” McDonald’s crew member and junior Caleb Tomlinson said.  “Previously, Ebay prices for the sauce have been extremely high because McDonald’s makes a limited supply, but the demand is great. We have six cases, and each case has about 48 packets in it. In other words, we have about 200 packets, so be sure to grab it before it’s gone.”

Fans of the show and those who wished to try the Asian dipping sauce were outraged at the limited supplies, and the community McDonald’s aimed to please entered into a frenzy of unprecedented rage and lust for the sauce. Social media entered into a bizarre and hateful state, crowds rioted outside McDonald’s locations and individual packets were resold online for more than $1000. One 64 ounce container sold for at least $15,000 in a bidding war online.

Seeking redemption from their previous attempt to distribute the cult favorite dipping sauce, McDonald’s shipped out 20 million packets of Szechuan sauce to locations across the nation selling it today.

I’m pretty hyped to get in there and dip my nuggets in that delicious sauce.”

— Quinton Smith, 12

“’Rick and Morty’ is pretty epic, and I’m a big fan,” senior Quinton Smith said. “I missed the first Szechuan sauce event, and it didn’t even come to our area. I was heartbroken until I heard whispers of the sauce coming back and arriving at our local McDonald’s. I’m pretty hyped to get in there and dip my nuggets in that delicious sauce.”

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Hey there! I’m Braden Lefevre, and I am a senior at Canyon High. This is my third and final year to serve as a member of The Eagle’s Tale Staff, and I am elated and honored to serve as an associate editor of this stellar publication. I am also the senior drum major of the...
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