Fast food fans are going to crazy lengths to their hands on a rare McDonald’s dipping sauce, even if it means handing over valuable possessions and cash money!
In an ad posted to the Facebook group Pin Nation, Rachel Marie of Michigan offered to trade a packet of the famed Szechuan dipping sauce for a collection of pins. But one user, desperate to get his hands on the condiment, offered Marie something she never expected.
Duane Kimmell responded to the post, wanting to trade Marie his red 2004 Volkswagon GTI. “I didn’t even think I was going to get pin offers. Then he offered the car,” Marie said in an interview with The Drive.
Kimmel said he has another car he can fix up to drive on a daily basis, but told Business Insider he “just needed me some friggin sauce!!”
People are just desperate to get themselves some sauce! In a YouTube video posted on Reddit, a McDonald’s customer is seen selling McNuggets dipped in the sauce for $10 apiece.
McDonald’s first released the Szechuan sauce around 20 years ago as a promotion for the Disney movie “Mulan.” However, the sauce made a comeback in April 2017 after the TV series “Rick and Morty” featured the sauce as a big plot point in one of its episodes. Fans of the show also took to Change.com and created a petition, asking McDonald’s to “bring back” the sauce.
October 7th, Mcdonald’s agreed to release a few packets of the sauce to a very limited number of McDonald’s stores. However, they had to stop because crowds became rowdy and at some locations, police had to be called.
One Twitter user was quick to note that the sauce packets were being listed on Ebay, which brought up the questions of whether or not McDonald’s store managers were simply selling off the packets instead of dispersing them.
— Alice Specht (@AliceSpecht) October 7, 2017
A bottle of the famed sauce, which became available earlier this year during a special promotion, is said to have fetched a bid of $14,700 on eBay.