McDonalds Has Brought Back Their Szechuan Sauce Just In Time For Rick and Morty Season 33 min read

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Ewan Hollander

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In the first episode of Rick and Morty’s third season, Rick tells the alien who is holding him captive about the wonders of McDonald’s discontinued Szechuan sauce. The episode that aired in April 2017 brought the Szechaun saice back into the public eye after a 19 year hiatus.

In the episode, Rick says: “I’ll go out and find some more of that Mulan Szechuan Teriyaki dipping sauce, Morty, because that’s what this is all about Morty – that’s my one-armed man! I’m not driven by avenging my dead family, Morty, that was fake, I’m driven by finding that McNugget sauce. I want that Mulan McNugget sauce, Morty, that’s my series arc, Morty, if it takes nine seasons, I want my McNugget dipping sauce Szechuan sauce, Morty, that’s what’s going to take us all the way to the end, Morty, nine more seasons Morty, nine more seasons until I get that dipping Szechuan sauce, for 97 more years, I want that McNugget sauce, Morty.”

McDonald’s Szechuan sauce

The sauce in question was released in the summer of 1998 as a promotion for the Disney film Mulan. McDonalds have discontinued many things over the years but, besides the McRib, nothing has got so much attention as this Szechuan sauce.

Since the episode aired, over 36,000 Rick and Morty fans have petitioned McDonalds to bring the sauce back. You can see the hype this sauce has caused for yourself. Seach #szechaunsauce on twitter and see what comes up.

Justin Roiland’s package from McDonalds

One of the creators of Rick and Morty, Justin Roiland, recently tweeted about a special package sent to him by McDonalds. McDonalds sent him a bottle of the Szechuan Sauce with a letter attached. The letter read:


We finally did it. It took months, but we’ve finally brought back some Szechuan Sauce.
We’ll spare you the physics, but turns out, Dimension C-1998M is a dimension where it’s always 1998. 1998 every day. No smartphones, no social media. It’s a weird, scary place. But they’ve got Szechuan Sauce on the regular menu.
So here we are with some precious cargo — the Szechuan Sauce you remember and some souvenirs from some of the dimensions we tried along the way,
We wish we could have brought more sauce through, but we couldn’t risk keeping a portal like that open. Think about it, if you knew in 1998 that McDonald’s would have All Day Breakfast in 2017, would you want to stay in 1998? Of course not. If we left the portal open, we’d have puka shells, bucket hats, and boy bands as far as the eye could see. It’s too risky, even for a sauce as delicious as this.
A few lucky fans will also get to experience the glory, but the first bottle in this dimension is for you.
Stay Schwifty,
Chef Mike”

Was the episode a way for Justin to get hold of his favorite sauce again? I guess we will never know.

Rick and Morty Season 3

The third season of Rick and Morty is going to be added to Netflix in the UK on the same day it is being aired in the US. The first episode, which aired in April is actually available to watch right now! Can I get a wubba lubba dub dub? The show as also featured on our ‘New on Netflix‘ article.

Are you excited about the return of the Szechuan sauce?

Do you remember McDonald’s Szechuan sauce as fondly as Rick did? What other McDonald’s products would you bring back? Let us know in the comment box below!

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Ewan Hollander

Just sharing things that interest me in the hopes that they interest others as well