In case it wasn’t already painfully obvious, Rick and Morty fans proved they are savagely loyal to the Adult Swim show with the recent McDonald’s revival of its Szechuan sauce. This past weekend, McDonald’s brought back its Szechuan sauce, made famous recently because of Rick and Morty, in limited numbers but underestimated the fury of Rick and Morty fans who didn’t get their hands on a sauce. But those who did manage to snatch up a packet of the sauce are now making money by selling it on eBay, or, in the case of Rachel Marie of Macomb, Michigan, trading a singular sauce packet for an entire car.
Marie’s insane trade began when she went on Facebook to put her one coveted Szechuan sauce packet up for trade. She was looking for a collection of pins, but was surprised to see that she got an offer for a 2004 Volkswagen GTI instead. Just to reiterate: Marie traded one packet of teriyaki sauce that she got for free from McDonald’s for a fully functioning car.
According to The Drive, “it wasn't even a base model that she received in the trade.” Marie’s car was tricked out with “Volkswagen's 1.8-liter turbo 4-cylinder motor coupled to a 5-speed manual transmission, both of which options keep the car worth a bit more than its 2.0-liter and automatic counterparts.”
"I didn't even think I was going to get pin offers," Marie told The Drive. "Then he offered the car."
Although the recipient of Marie’s sauce packet hopefully knew what he was doing and is only hoping to sell the sauce for more than the car was worth on eBay, if McDonald’s follows through on its plan to bring back the sauce, the whole thing is going to start looking pretty silly.
In case you still don’t understand the divine significance of this free packet of sauce and what it has to do with Rick and Morty, it was recently made popular in an episode of the animated comedy in which a character is obsessed with it, dates all the way back to 1998 when McDonald’s partnered with Mulan to create a Szechuan Teriyaki sauce. And, yeah, that’s truly all there is to it.