Like many of you, we are huge Rick and Morty fans. We are also quite fond of novelty fast food items—including one of the most notorious in history. So please, we’re begging everyone to remain calm no matter how excited this news makes you. Because we all remember what happened last time. And no one wants another disaster now that McDonald’s is bringing back the Szechuan Sauce.
Especially since that infamous dipping sauce will be around for a very short time.
McDonald’s has announced it’s giving Szechuan Sauce another limited release. Starting on March 31, “for just a few days” and “while supplies last,” customers can get a free Szechuan Sauce packet with any order of Chicken McNuggets but only via the McDonald’s app. All you have to do is sign in and select the tangy retro sauce under your McNugget order. If that’s not enough for you, though, don’t freak out! You can buy up to five more packs a la carte.
This is only the fourth time McDonald’s has added Szechuan Sauce to its menu. It originally debuted in 1998 as part of the promotion for Disney’s Mulan. It came roaring back, literally thanks to some rabid customers, after Rick and Morty introduced a whole new generation to the stuff during the show’s season three premiere. McDonald’s was not prepared for the demand that followed the sauce’s initial limited return. That not only led to near riots, it led to a far more organized third release.
This time the fast food chain is marking Szechuan Sauce’s fourth foray with some new packaging. This time it will come in one of five limited-edition, golden foil packets. Put together they spell “Szechuan.”
But if you don’t get all five, or even a single packet, please, we beg you, don’t do something stupid. You could end up spelling your name to an officer taking a report.