Mc Donalds recently pissed of a lot of “Rick and Morty” fans by not having enough szechuan sauce this Saturday.
But one michigan woman has managed to get one of only 20 of the super rare sauce. And was lucky to trade it for a car.
Rachel Marie of Macomb is a 23 year old graphic designer and a huge fan of ‘Rick and Morty’ which featured the condiment as a key plot device in the Season 3 premiere, which aired in April.
Since then, fans have craved the sauce ― including Marie.
“When McDonald’s said they were bringing it back, I thought it would be cool to get a sauce,” she told.
The 23-year-old graphic designer drove 45 minutes to Detroit early in the morning and waited hours until the sauces became available around 2 p.m.
“By the time that happened, there were hundreds of people waiting,” she said. “The line snaked around the building.”
The McDonald’s location only had 20 packets available, but both Marie and one of her friends were among the lucky taste makers who got the sauce.
“I was tempted to try it while watching the episode,” she said.
Than she got an idea to post the picture of the sauce packet in Pin Nation, a Facebook group dedicated to trade pins.
“There was actually a large response with some nice pins,” Marie told Business Insider. “But if I could get a car, I thought, why not ask?”
The driven negotiator managed to find a person willing to trade the single Szechuan sauce packet for a 2000 Volkswagen Golf Mk4.
“He drove the car over so I know it was running,” she said, without revealing the man’s name. “He was a dedicated fan of the show and already had a second car.”
Later the man was interviewed, who did not give permission for his name to be used. He justified the seemingly imbalanced trade by telling the outlet he “just needed me some friggin sauce!!
The Golf is currently in the shop getting souped up into a “show car” for Marie.
She definitely made the deal at the right time. Because many fans were angry for having waited hours with little to no chance of getting the Szechuan sauce, McDonald’s has promised to bring back the sauce on a larger scale sometime this winter, according to Polygon.com.
Marie’s friend who also got a sauce wasn’t so lucky. She says he pounded through the sauce before discovering people were offering as much as $300 for it.
“He did say it was amazing, though,” she told HuffPost. “Definitely worth $300.”
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