AUSTRALIA - Ask anyone, “What makes a Big Mac a Big Mac?” and they’ll tell you, it’s the special sauce.
The McDonald’s burger wouldn’t be the same without the delicious blend of relish, mustard, distilled vinegar, onion, garlic and salted egg yolks.
But just how good is the Big Mac Special Sauce? Someone apparently thinks a single bottle of it is worth at least $18,000.
For a limited time, McDonald’s is offering 25ml tubes of its Big Mac sauce at several hundred restaurants in Australia, according to Business Insider.
“Big Mac sauce is one of the most iconic McDonald’s ingredients, and people often ask us where they can buy it, so we’re excited to be the first country in the world to offer tubs of Big Mac sauce to our customers,” Chief Marketing Officer for McDonald's Australia Mark Lollback said.
So what about those of us who don’t live in Australia?
McDonald’s is auctioning off a 500ml limited edition bottle of the Big Mac Special Sauce on eBay to raise money for the Australian branch of the Ronald McDonald House Charities.
As of Tuesday afternoon, bidding has surpassed $18,000 for the first bottle.
“For too long, Big Mac Special Sauce has been trapped in a beautiful, delicious burger -- now we’ve set it free!” the auction page states. “This bottle is #1 of only 200 being produced worldwide.”
The listing goes on to say that adding the sauce could be used to improve anything from goulash to cupcakes.