Getting ready for Rick and Morty Season 3? Well, you may want to get your snacks ready, and maybe take out a mortgage or two if you're thinking of getting yourself some of the McDonalds Mulan Szechuan sauce!
McDonald’s chef Mike Haracz brought back the chain’s ediscontinued Szechuan sauce from 1998 after co-creator Justin Roiland proclaimed his love for it online. McDonalds sweetened the deal by offering some extra bottles of the dipping sauce to lucky fans of the show who retweeted the company on the night of the of the premiere!
One such fan saw the opportunity to cash in on this event and is now offering up the 64oz bottle of sauce on eBay. eBay user dark_falcon is selling the bottle his friend Robert Workman won, and fans of the show have got in on the action, pushing up the bid to $5,600 at the time of writing this!
Sadly, the item is not able to be posted to the UK by the seller, but if you know someone in the US who may be happy to nab it for you and send it over, well...
Dark_falcon, on the auction page, notes that the profits made from the sale will primarily help them “settle some bills and help out a couple of charities in the process.” The charities include AbleGamers and Extra Life. In a TwitLonger post published yesterday, Workman acknowledged that he wasn’t trying to achieve any kind of major profit off of the sale, but wanted the sauce to go to a home where it would really be valued.
This isn’t going to be an auction where I take the money and run off to Mexico to open video game stores or whatever. Yes, some of it will be used to pay off bills and right the ship for myself, as it’s really been a long time coming. (And a few friends have noted that.) But this is also a prime opportunity to donate some money to charities like Extra Life and AbleGamers, and whoever else I can think of that’s worthy of donations. So depending where the final tally ends up, a small portion of these donations will be going to help out kids, handicapped gamers and others in need. That goes a much longer way than me guzzling 64 ounces worth of sauce — as entertaining as that might be.
Alongside the 64-ounce jar of McDonald’s Szechuan sauce, the person who ends up winning the auction will also receive a “Rick and Morty-inspired Pelican camera case” that houses it.