McDonald's Australia/EBay
McDonald's Australia/EBay

You can now buy the Big Mac's secret sauce from McDonald's without buying a Big Mac!

There's a catch, thousand island dressing-loving secret sauce aficionado.

It's gonna cost you.

It's gonna cost you A LOT of money.

The fast-food behemoth is starting to sell bottles of its famous double-decker burger topping, but it's on EBay and the lowest bid was $18,000, Eater reports.

For a 500-milliter bottle, that's 20 ounces -- or about $800 dollars an ounce. Even I don't like McDonald's THAT much!

That's McDonald's Australia, by the way. Also, all funds raised go to Ronald McDonald House Charities Australia.

As Eater reports:

Only 200 500-millileter bottles are being produced and the first is currently up for grabs on eBay. If you have nearly $18,000 to blow that is. Currently, the bid is at $23,000 Austrlian ($18,056 U.S.) with eight days left to go, and all proceeds will go to charity. The description on eBay might just sell you on the hefty price tag: It promises that the sauce will make everything taste better — including Hungarian Goulash and 'your boyfriend's gross lasagna' — because it will all just taste like a Big Mac. Plus with 500ml to experiment with "you'll have enough to impress your friends at dinner parties, cheat your way to cooking show fame, and get elected as Prime Minister!"

If you miss your chance on eBay (or don't want to drop thousands of dollars) and can get to Australia, Metro reports that McDonald's will sell 600 25-milliter tubs of the sauce in locations across Australia for just 50 cents Australian (39 cents U.S.).

The Independent reports that lines will probably be around the block.

Perhaps if McDonald's sold the sauce full time, it could save the struggling chain from financial ruin.

Let's see. Plane ticket to Sydney, and then 39 cents. So that tub of orange burger topping goodness will only cost you $2,300 (U.S.)!


I will stick to ketchup!

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