Up until a few weeks ago, pretty much everyone had forgotten about the limited-edition Szechuan Teriyaki dipping sauce McDonald’s sold with its Chicken McNuggets back in 1998 to promote Disney’s Mulan. But then an episode of the cartoon Rick and Morty came out in early April that focused on the sauce and it basically broke the internet.
Which made me wonder how many other McDonald’s dipping sauces have I forgotten about? Right now, McDonald’s current lineup includes Creamy Ranch Sauce, Habanero Ranch Sauce, Honey Mustard Sauce, Spicy Buffalo Sauce, Sweet ‘N Sour Sauce, Tangy Barbeque Sauce, and Honey.
But do you remember these dearly departed dipping sauces? You might fondly remember hot mustard and sweet chili sauce that met their demise just a few years ago. But if you were born in ’90s, you’ll be sad to hear you missed out on delicious sauces like Green Chili Salsa, Mesquite Barbecue, and Zesty Italian that McDonald’s customers had the pleasure of dipping their nuggets in back in the ’80s.
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While Hot Mustard was discontinued nationally in 2015, it is still available in select markets according to McDonald’s. So don’t give up hope just yet. Just keep asking for it and you might come across it on your next road trip.
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When McDonald’s released Sweet Chili Sauce back in 2010 in the States, Serious Eats compared it to duck sauce mixed with red pepper flakes. So even though it’s been gone for three years, you still might be able to replicate this one at home.
Hey, @McDonalds. If you’re thinking about bringing that Szechuan sauce back, don’t forget to show Sweet Chili some love too. Thanks ? pic.twitter.com/qJicxqHjlX
Just like Sweet Chili and Hot Mustard, the Chipotle BBQ sauce got the ax right around the same time Habanero Ranch was introduced, much to the dismay of people across the Internet.
I wanna fight @McDonalds for getting rid of the chipotle bbq sauce they had. It’s the only thing that kept me going.
After that episode of Rick and Morty came out, the internet freaked out and started an online campaign to bring it back. Still don’t remember it? This commercial will give you some major ’90s nostalgia.
I bet if you dip your nuggets in Italian dressing, it’d probably be pretty close to this sauce that’s been gone for over 25 years.
Salsa seems like a weird choice to put on nuggets, so it’s not too surprising to hear that this one was retired.
Even though this sauce was retired in the ’80s, McDonald’s always seems to replace it with some sort of other flavor of BBQ sauce.
Different from the limited-edition Mulan Szechuan Teriyaki Sauce, this classic teriyaki sauce left McDonald’s menu over 30 years ago.
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