McDonald’s Discontinued Szechuan Sauce ‘Rick and Morty’

Szechuan Sauce Rick and Morty

A promotion for the 1998 Disney film Mulan, this McNugget  Szechuan sauce  was a tasty concoction solely obtainable for a restricted time across the film’s launch. Some folks have turn into obsessive about the sauce, and it actually drives their complete character arc, because it have been.

In the event you watched the primary episode of Rick and Morty season 3, that is the unique advert for the Szechuan dipping sauce, Rick was speaking about.

Szechuan Sauce Returned to the Public Eye Thanks to a ‘Rick and Morty’ Episode
Szechuan sauce was solely round for a restricted time. It was a part of a Mulan promotion from McDonald’s in 1998.

This all acquired began when Rick and Morty‘s Season 3 premiere was launched unexpectedly on April Idiot’s. The top of the episode featured Rick telling Morty that he was doing the whole lot just about as a result of he wished to style that Szechuan sauce once more.

And I’ll go and I’ll discover some extra of that Mulan Szechuan teriyaki dipping sauce Morty, as a result of that’s what that is all about, Morty, that’s my one-armed man. I’m not pushed by avenging my lifeless household, Morty, that was fake. I’m pushed by discovering that McNugget sauce. I need that Mulan McNugget sauce, Morty, that’s my sequence arc, Morty. If it takes 9 seasons, I need my McNugget dipping sauce Szechuan sauce, Morty. That’s what’s going to take us all the best way to the tip, Morty. Season, 9 extra seasons Morty, 9 extra seasons till I get that dipping Szechuan sauce…”

Followers thought that there was little likelihood McDonald’s would convey again that scrumptious sauce, since McDonald’s not works with Disney. Although a live-action Mulan is premiering in 2018, the possibilities of a promotion appeared slim. Again in 2006, Disney’s promotional agreement with McDonald’s ended. Disney had a cross-promotional take care of McDonald’s that included having collectible figurines from its films in McDonald’s Happy Meals. However Disney ended that deal, stating that a part of the rationale was as a result of the corporate wished to distance itself from quick meals and its hyperlink to childhood weight problems.

 Picture of Szechuan Sauce Is Selling for $12,500 on eBay
The bids jumped from $21 as much as $1,000 after which from $1,000 as much as $9,998. Different listings on ebay aren’t faring as properly.

Again within the day, the Szechuan sauce was liked by individuals who reviewed it. So all this hype could not simply be “hype.” In this post from eight years ago, one individual notes that the restricted version Mulan sauce was “godlike.”


Others, nevertheless, disagree. One Redditor said the Szechuan sauce was too “salty candy.” And in the meantime, extra suspicious individuals are questioning if this was a product placement that labored actually, rather well.


If you wish to attempt it your self, don’t go to ebay. Misleading auctions appear like they’re promoting the dipping sauce, however they’re truly promoting pictures of the sauce. We don’t know if the bids on this one are actual or pretend, however one individual named trainer_bob is promoting a printed image of the dipping sauce and has gotten 23 bids, reaching greater than $12,000 complete. He wrote, “…clearly a enjoyable joke itemizing however in the event you win You’ll obtain a printed image of this nugget being dipped in that scrumptious … sauce!”

McDonald’s Szechuan Sauce Recipe


• 6 cloves garlic
• 4 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
• Soy sauce (don’t use low sodium)
• 2 tablespoons plum sake
• 3 1/2 tablespoons Sriracha sauce
• 2 tablespoons brown sugar
• 2 tablespoons white sugar
• Crimson pepper flakes, to style
• Minced garlic, to style


1. Mince garlic and warmth it up in a skillet.
2. Add balsamic vinegar and soy sauce, to style. Add the plum sake and let it boil off. (Williams recommends ingesting a few of the leftover plum sake whereas cooking.)
3. Add remaining components to skillet. Let simmer for 5 minutes, stirring continually.

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