What started out as an obscure gag on Rick and Morty turned into several thousand dollars for one lucky eBay Seller, $15,350.00 to be exact.
The April Fool’s episode of Rick and Morty had a reoccurring gag that showed Rick obsessing over the 1998 McDonald’s Mulan-themed Szechuan dipping sauce. The sauce was run for a limited time as a promotion for the movie Mulan.
After the show fans quickly jumped on board and urged McDonald’s to bring it back.
I want that Mulan Szechuan McNugget sauce.
— Nick Landis (@Lanipator) April 2, 2017
So when that live action Mulan movie comes out McDonalds better bring back that Szechuan mcnugget sauce.
— zach (@zachaldas) April 2, 2017
I think McDonald’s is obligated to bring back their Szechuan sauce when the new Mulan movie is released #rickAndMorty
— Muhammed Chand (@MuhammedChand) April 2, 2017
Then creator Justin Roiland tweeted that McDonald’s sent him a half-gallon jug of the rare Szechuan Sauce from Dimension C1998-M. The bottle also included a friendly note from “Chef Mike,” stating that a few lucky fans will also receive the new batch of this revived flavor-enhancer.
Holy shit. pic.twitter.com/vNEIfHTmNU
— Justin Roiland (@JustinRoiland) July 30, 2017
One of those lucky recipients then put the sauce on Ebay and netted a cool $15,350 for the sweet dipping sauce. According to the auction, it was being sold to settle some bills and help out a couple of charities in the process. The charities he chose were Extra Life, a children’s Miracle Network, and Able Gamers.
Congrats to the lucky winner. Now I wonder what a $15,000 dipping sauce tastes like…