McDonald’s Big Mac Special Sauce Yours To Own From Today

Publish Date
Tuesday, 3 February 2015, 11:51AM

While chefs have been scrambling to recreate the iconic Big Mac sauce for ages, Australia will be the first in the world to get their hands on their own pack of the ACTUAL STUFF.

In a global first McDonald’s Australia will offer 25ml tubs of the special sauce for sale at restaurants across the country from Monday.

For years the ingredients were closely guarded but food labelling laws, rising allergies and a shift in consumer sentiment towards transparency has seen McDonald’s reveal what is in its trademark condiment.

And while McDonald’s now makes no secret of the special sauce’s ingredients — it even lists them on its website — it still keeps the ratios under lock and key.

So much so the sauce is manufactured under contract off-site and delivered to restaurants in sealed canisters and dispensed with the food equivalent of a calibrated caulking gun.

In addition to the small tubs McDonald’s will also auction an exclusive 500ml bottle of special sauce on eBay, with proceeds going to Ronald McDonald House Charities.

McDonald’s Australia chief marketing officer Mark Lollback said the special sauce had developed a cult following since it first hit the menu more than 40 years ago.

"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,’’ he said.

"I know of people who love adding our special sauce to all types of food — from French Fries to McNuggets — so it’s going to be interesting to see what Aussies choose to add a spot of Big Mac sauce to over the next month.’’

Mr Lollback said it would also be interesting to see how much people would be prepared to bid for the charity bottle when it went on eBay tonight in support of a cause the restaurant chain was "passionate about".

The small 25ml tubs will be sold over the counter for 50c and will only be available while stocks last.


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