And now the answer to your most common fast-food query: Is everyone in this McDonald's line stoned? The truth shall be revealed on Saturday, October 7, at 2 p.m. as five area McDonald's hand out free, extremely limited-edition dipping cups of Rick and Morty-themed Szechuan Sauce to select dine-in customers, almost all of whom will undoubtedly be fans of the Adult Swim show that has given the sauce a renewed cult following.
The sauce was originally released in 1998 as part of a marketing promotion during the release of the Disney movie Mulan, but McDonald's gave away three jugs of the stuff earlier this summer after learning of Rick and Morty fans' obsession with it. In August, one jug was sold for $15,000 on ebay.
Currently, the individual dipping cups are being sold at about $20 to $2,000 on ebay.
McDonald's was kind enough to deliver one sample (again, it's extremely limited edition) to the Press. At least 2 percent of our staff descended upon the unopened dipping cup, not for a taste but for a mere picture to send to their friends.
"Don't open it," some yelled.
But, folks, we did open it — and, yes, the lid has been preserved, not in resin, though it does still have some of the corn-syrup-based sauce on it that will undoubtedly harden to such in the coming days. And the sauce itself is, you know, salty, sweet and relatively delicious.
Again, the nerd frenzy goes down on Saturday at 2 p.m. and customers must purchase four-piece, six-piece or ten-piece Buttermilk Crispy Tenders to even be considered for the sauce giveaway. There are a number of locations giving away limited-edition posters in honor of McDonald's sauces as well.
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Here are the McDonald's giving away Szechuan Sauce and posters:
- 1302 Westheimer
- 9126 East Cullen
- 4100 University Drive
- 11825 Bellaire Boulevard
- 5512 Bellaire Boulevard
And the McDonald's giving away posters only:
- 808 Dallas
- 5911 South Braeswood
- 7104 South Fry
- 6621 Fannin
- 9110 Gosling
- 15505 Wallisville
- 27140 Cinco Ranch
- 1305 Center Street
- 13145 FM 1960 Road West
- 12085 Veterans Memorial
- 131 Pasadena Boulevard
- 12350 Eastex Freeway
- 21150 Kuykendahl
- 11101 South Sam Houston Parkway East
- 11311 Fondren