03 October, 2017
"After almost 20 years (and perhaps a bit of time travel) we're even doing the impossible", reads the McDonald's advertisement teasing its "one-time only, limited-edition, run of Szechuan Sauce in select restaurants" on October 7.
The sauce immediately became famous after appearing on the hit comedy TV show Rick and Morty.
At the time, Roiland shared a photo of the half-gallon, enthusiastically announcing to his followers that "we f--ing did it" in his caption.
A few months later when Season 3 kicked off in earnest, McDonald's held a contest that concluded with three lucky fans getting their own bottles of Szechuan sauce. This ties into the launch of McDonald's new buttermilk chicken tenders.
On October 7, a limited amount of the tangy sauce will be available at select restaurants. The sauces will be available for only that one day, so if anyone wants to know what it tastes like, they should get themselves to McDonalds this weekend.More news: Yosemite exit route closed after second slide injures 1
The dip's life span was brief and largely unexciting: McDonald's rolled it out in the summer of 1998 as a tie-in to Disney's new animated movie Mulan.
In other words, it still won't be easy to get your hands on the sauce.
Of course, it hasn't even been 24 hours since the season finale of Rick and Morty and I'm already starting to go into withdrawal.
Rick Sanchez and all of you "Rick and Morty" fans can rejoice. "If it takes nine seasons, I want that McNugget Szechuan sauce".
Rick and Morty just wrapped up its third season and there's no telling how long we'll have to wait until season four. Haracz tweeted, including a low-key reference to another Rick and Morty episode in which a giant floating alien head demands Earth's inhabitants "show me what you got" in the form of a musical competition.
Wubba lubba dub dub!