“Nine more seasons until I get that Szechuan dipping sauce, Morty,” ranted Rick during the season three premiere of Rick and Morty. “For 97 more years, Morty. I want that McNugget dipping sauce!”
Ever since those words were broadcast, fans have been dying to try McDonald's Szechuan sauce — originally only available in 1998 as part of a tie-in with Disney’s Mulan.
Rick and Morty creator Justin Roiland was sent a huge jug of the sauce earlier this year, posting a video of the creative team trying the fabled condiment.
Some other fans were also treated to jugs of the sauce, the DJ Deadmau5 buying one from a fan for an undisclosed amount after an eBay sale for $4,000 fell through.
Now — without having to wait nine seasons — the general public will have the chance to try McDonald's Szechuan sauce.
The fast-food chain’s head chef, Chef Mike Haracz Tweeted at Roiland: “Your fans showed us what they got, now WE got to bring it back. Super limited run Szechuan Sauce, only on [7 October]!”
A press release from McDonald’s has confirmed there will be “limited quantities for a limited run available” of the Szechuan Sauce on the 7 October in the US. The release ties into the launch of McDonald’s new buttermilk chicken tenders.
Meanwhile, the season three finale teased the fourth season, although we’re looking at a long wait until new episodes finally come. Read our review of the finale here.
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