Today's the day McDonald's has brought back the cult-classic Szechuan Sauce and thanks to its for limited run, Szechuan sauce packets are now getting quite a bit of money on the special sauce aftermarket.
According to the sold listings on eBay, the average pricing for a whole "whopping" one-ounce packet of the sauce immortalized by Rick and Morty is going for an average of $170.50 per packet. The most expensive packet has sold at a Buy It Now price of $349.00 while one lucky winner was able to win an auction for the modest price of $100.00.
Along with the sauce — which features a Rick and Morty-inspired cover — McDonald's also decided to release various McPromotional items along with the sauce including McPosters and McStickers, both of which are going for significantly less online.
In case you don't watch Rick and Morty and haven't the slightest idea on how the sauce rose to prominence after 20 years, here's a quick refresher:
In the third season Rick and Morty premiere episode, "The Rickshank Rickdemption," Rick is interrogated by a member of the Galactic Federation who wants to know what the secret to Rick's portal gun is. The gun, you see, allows him to travel across dimensions at will. Rick then makes up a story to con the Federation, during which he and the interrogator go to McDonald's to try the limited-edition Szechuan sauce. At episode's end, Rick reveals to Morty that the point of the trip was simply to taste the limited-edition sauce once more.
The joke was originally put in the show to rip on series co-creator Justin Roiland who happens to be obsessed with the sauce. After the show premiered, McDonald's sent Roiland a McJug of the sauce.