McDonald's New Zealand Is Releasing A Limited Supply Of Szechuan Sauce
Szechuan sauce was all the rage three years ago when the legendary TV show Rick and Morty featured it in an episode.
After seeing how much hype there was around the sauce, McDonald's announced it would release only a few packets to the public and all hell broke loose. People started rioting in stores, those who managed to nab a some were flogging them for thousands of dollars and everyone was collectively shocked that sauce could cause this much carnage.
Well, the fast food juggernaut wants to give Kiwis at chance at slurping on the deliciousness that is Szechuan sauce by releasing 200,000 packets.
New Zealand will be the only country in the world that will get to taste the sauce, which was originally released in 1998 to promote the Disney film Mulan.
McDonald's New Zealand Managing Director David Howse told the New Zealand Herald: "We wanted to give Kiwis the chance to try one of the rarest sauces in the world.
"There are 200,000 units of sauce, so that works out to be approximately one sauce for every 25 people."
Will there be riots? Will there be carnage? Will there be people fighting over sauce packets like it's the last bottle of water in the apocalypse? Only time will answer all these questions.
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But we imagine everyone will be pretty chilled over there.
If you need a refresher on just how exclusive this sauce, you just need to look at how much money people made when they got their grubby little mitts on a packet or sachet.
One bloke was cleaning out a newly bought car and stumbled upon an unopened Szechuan sauce packet from 1998. The moment he realised he was sitting on a potential gold mine, he chucked it up on eBay and was floored by the response.
"I just bought a really old car, while cleaning it I found a packet of this sauce," he wrote on the selling and buying site.
"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.
"I hope somebody who wants to eat some 20 year old gnarly sauce gets this. I would prefer not to sell it to a collector."
Someone paid a whopping USD$14,700 (£11,500/AUD$22,485) to have it in their possession. So take that as a lesson that one person's trash is another person's treasure.
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