Everyone together now: two all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles and onions on a sesame seed bun. Everyone know what goes on McDonald's world famous Big Mac sandwich, but for serious burger lovers the "special sauce" is the ingredient that really matters.
Since the sandwich went nationwide in 1968, people have been so desperate for a steady supply of that sweet, orange sauce that they've tried to crack the chain's secret recipe.
McDonald's has offered fans the chance to bring the sauce home a few times. Most recently, a few thousand bottles went on sale in Australia and quickly became collector's items. The restaurant has just announced that there'll be one more chance to snag your own bottle of the sauce later this year.
There's no date announced yet, but McDonald's says 10,000 bottles of their signature sauce will go on sale to celebrate the release of their two new burgers, which are both twists on the classic Big Mac. The Grand Mac has a pair of thicker 1/6 pound patties, while the Mac Jr. is a smaller version with one 1/6 pound patty.
More information about the burgers and the special sauce containers will be available on January 25th, so until then Big Mac lovers will have to settle for making their own version.
In case you're curious, the "secret" of the special sauce has been revealed for a long time. In 2012 McDonald's owned up, saying that people online had correctly guessed how they make the sauce for years.
It's mayonnaise mixed with sweet relish, yellow mustard and vinegar, with garlic powder, onion powder and paprika mixed in. It's fun to try and make it at home, and it's a great dipping sauce, but just be warned that your homemade Big Mac will probably never be as satisfying as the real thing!