An eBay bidder bagged the 1998 limited edition ‘Mulan’ Szechuan McNuggets dipping cup after it was mentioned on ‘Rick and Morty’
So much for the dollar menu. A McDonald’s fan with deep pockets has reportedly bagged a discontinued McNuggets dipping sauce for $14,700 on eBay.
Fast food fanatics have been begging the burger chain to bring back its short-lived Szechuan sauce tied to the 1998 release of “Mulan” ever since a recent episode of “Rick and Morty” clamored for the condiment.
— McDonald's (@McDonalds) April 2, 2017
Alright, @McDonalds you saw Rick and Morty. We saw Rick and Morty.
You know what we want. Make it happen.#szechuansauce
— TJ KIRK (@amazingatheist) April 2, 2017
Well, an enterprising used car buyer in the U.K. found a 20-year-old packet of the sweet and sour sauce in the vehicle, and put it up on eBay. “I just bought a really old car, while cleaning it I found a packet of this sauce,” reads the auction author’s description. “After watching the recent episode of Rick and Morty I went online to see if it was worth anything. Turns out it was. Also this comes with a packet of wasabi as well.”
The starting price was $10, but an anonymous buyer under the handle “d***e” bid on the packet 21 times before winning the two dipping cups for almost $15,000. The bidder has zero feedback on the site, however, so it’s possible these could be fake bids. But the posting still lists “d***e” as the proud owner of a 20-year-old sauce packet for almost $20,000.
And other dated Szechuan sauce packets have sprung up for auction on the resale site, as well, but the highest bid so far appears to be just $500.
Of course, McDonald’s told USA Today that “we can never say never” with regards to bringing back the sauce, so smart buyers might want to wait and see if the Golden Arches dish fresh dips – especially since a live-action “Mulan” remake is in the works.
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