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McDonald’s rolls out the memetastic Szechuan sauce featured in Rick and Morty

Written by
Graham Turner

McDonald’s is on a roll. After bringing the durian McFlurry to our shores last week – so popular it sold out in days – we’re finally getting Szechuan teriyaki sauce (more popularly known simply as Szechuan sauce), a hallowed dip originally rolled out in support of the 1998 Disney film Mulan. The sauce has re-entered public consciousness thanks to Adult Swim cartoon Rick and Morty, which has led to people demanding the dipping sauce make a comeback, predominantly through cringey internet videos.

Aside from the Szechuan teriyaki sauce, McDonald's is also rolling out the new Szechuan kung pao. Both chicken-dippers are available from tomorrow if you order McDonald’s clucking good 18-piece nugget set. As an added bonus, you’ll also get Singapore curry and honey mustard sauces with that feast.

If all that bird is simply too much, you’ll have to wait a little while to try all four sauces. Szechuan kung pao and honey mustard are available from tomorrow with smaller nugget sets but Szechuan teriyaki and Singapore curry won’t be available with smaller sets until July 26. This new brave new world also sees the return of Shake Shake fries with a choice of seaweed, barbecue or kimchi seasoning (which we think is equally exciting).

The Szechuan takeover will remain until stocks run out. Given how quickly the durian McFlurry sold out, that probably won’t take long. Best get in line tomorrow to avoid disappointment.

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