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Bottle of cult McDonald’s Szechuan sauce sells on eBay for £11,800

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The chain has handed out a limited number of the iconic sauce bottles, with one recipient selling his and giving some of the money to charity

AS SOON as the news that McDonald’s was (sort of) bringing back Szechuan sauce hit it was pretty obvious fans would go wild.

But few could have predicted that would translate to snapping up a bottle for $15,350 (£11,800). Yes, you read that figure correctly.

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The sauce really did sell for the amazing amount… although whether the bidder will pay up is another question
 A bottle of Szechuan Sauce has been sold for thousands on eBay, with some of the proceeds going to charity

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A bottle of Szechuan Sauce has been sold for thousands on eBay, with some of the proceeds going to charity

Interest in the sweet and sour sauce was piqued when it was mentioned in the third series of adult sci-fi cartoon Rick and Morty.

It was added to the menu for a limited time in 1998 to promote Disney’s Mulan film, but after TV fans heard the name-check they began to call for it to make a comeback.

McDonald’s listened, and after gifting a super-size portion to the cartoon’s co-creator Justin Roiland, the chain gave bottles to three lucky fans too.

One of those to get one was writer Robert Workman, who decided to sell it on eBay.

He explained in the listing: “It’s being sold here to settle some bills and help out a couple of charities in the process.

“The auction includes a NEW, SEALED 64 oz. bottle of the special sauce (which isn’t being made right now, so it’s VERY rare), along with a special Rick and Morty inspired Pelican camera case, which houses the sauce.”

Predictably fans went mad for the sale – with DJ Deadmau5 even getting involved.

It’s not known how much he bid on the sale, but it seems he definitely got stuck in.

He wrote on Twitter: “Am I really in the middle of a bidding war over a 64oz bottle of Szechuan Sauce? Yes. I am.”

The sale eventually ended on Thursday, with the winning bid $15,350 (£11,800).

Part of the proceeds will go to children’s charity Extra Life and gaming charity AbleGamers.

Of course just because that was the amount entered it doesn’t been the person will pay up, with Robert admitting he’s had “no response from the buyer yet” soon after the auction closed.

Rick and Morty hit McDonald’s for some Mulan Szechuan dipping sauce
 McDonald's is well aware of how big a hit the cult 90s menu item is - fans love it so much they petitioned to bring it back

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McDonald’s is well aware of how big a hit the cult 90s menu item is – fans love it so much they petitioned to bring it back

There’s another Szechuan Sauce listing on eBay at the moment too.

The seller is offering half of his bottle, with the current bid standing at $1,025 (£787).

If the thought of the sauce doesn’t get you hot under the collar, maybe you’ll be more interested in one of these other McDonald’s classics fans are desperate to make a comeback.

McDonald’s rolls out new ‘frork’ utensil – an edible fork made out of French fries

 




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