Would you buy McDonald’s Special Sauce?
Haven’t you heard? McDonald’s Special Sauce Sells on eBay!
When it comes to McDonald’s I think pretty much everyone knows what that is.
The most recognizable fast-food restaurant in the world has locations in nearly every country in the world. Just like other fast-foods, the food served here is quick and cheap and not very healthy.
With only $25 dollars one can buy a nice dinner or feed an entire family. For that kind of money you can get any burger you want with what kind of sauce you please.
But there is one special bottle of the McDonald’s special sauce that is has being auctioned off on eBay.
The sauce is used primarily on their famous Big Mac sandwiches. This is their secret and is essentially like the Coca Cola recipe (no one knows what’s inside but is their favorite).
That secret you cannot purchase doesn’t matter how hard you try. But that didn’t stop the people who have always wanted to buy the sauce and enjoy their hamburgers.
Unlike Coca Cola, here isn’t a third party who wants to sell the secrets. McDonald’s itself put up a 500ml bottle of the “Limited Edition Big Mac Special Sauce” on eBay.
The bottle could only be purchased from Australia, because the ad was only available there.
The company is trying to sell the “#1 of 200” bottle and the money will go to charity. They claim that the money raised will only be used to help children who are ill and their families.
So perhaps that’s why they put such an enormous price tag.
The exact recipe of the sauce is unknown (did you think they will put all the ingredients on the bottle?), there are a few known ingredients such as relish, onions, mustard, distilled vinegar, garlic, and salted egg yolks.
The bottle was only available for a limited time because the auction ended on February 11th.
While the sauce is certainly not worth the price, the money donated to kids definitely are.
This comes after years of copycat recipes and attempts to guess the ingredients. And they decided to make some money out of it.
The fast-food company said the special sauce was one of the company’s most iconic ingredients, and customers often ask where they could buy it.
The “Bottle #1” had a bid price on eBay of 23,100 Australian dollars (17,702 American dollars).
But as any real Big Mac lover will know, you can already walk into the chain’s fast food outlets across Australia and buy an open portion of the sauce for just 50 cents.
This is perhaps one of their attempts to put the company on the floating line as McDonald’s has been struggling with sliding profits in recent months.
The latest marketing stunt comes after McDonald’s launched a campaign that allows some customers to pay for their food with “lovin”—such as fist bumping, hugging, or blowing a kiss.
Customers ordering food at a U.S. McDonald’s will be selected at random and told they can pay in this way only after they have ordered, with the promotion lasting until today.
Australian customers of McDonald’s will also be able to buy 25ml tubs of special sauce at restaurants from around the country in this February.
The bottles from this special limited sauce won’t be available in the restaurants other than Australia which makes this one even rarer.
What do you think? Would you buy a $18,000 sauce?