McDonald’s to launch Big Mac dipping sauce next month

Sarah Young

No item on the McDonald’s menu is more well known than the Big Mac.

Largely due to the ‘special sauce’ slathered between each layer of the five-tier burger, the sandwich is an icon of fast food.

Now, nearly 50 years since it was first launched, McDonald’s is giving customers the opportunity to buy the sauce in its stores.

From 12 February, 50ml dipping pots of special sauce will be available to buy in select stores across the UK for 50p each meaning customers can now enjoy the condiment with fries, veggie dippers and chicken nuggets.

However, there is a catch. The dipping pots are limited edition and expected to sell out fast, meaning that while they are available to purchase 24 hours a day, once they gone, they’re gone.

McDonald’s has also stated that once bought, the pots will only have a seven day shelf life.

The last time UK customers had the chance to buy the sauce was in 2016, when a bottle of Big Mac special sauce sold for £65,900 on eBay.

McDonald's decided to sell the 740ml bottle to raise money for its Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) which provides free accommodation for families when their children are in hospital.

Last year, the fast food chain changed the Big Mac’s recipe for the first time since it was launched in the UK in 1968.

McDonald’s divided customers with the introduction of the new Big Mac with Bacon which included two slices of streaky bacon.

Earlier this month, McDonald’s launched its first fully vegan meal with the arrival of its veggie dippers at the beginning of January, which are made from red pepper, rice, sundried tomato pesto and split peas surrounded by light and crispy breadcrumbs.

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