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The Curious Black Market Of Oddly-Shaped Cheetos

So, I Googled Cheetos the other day, as one normally does on a random Wednesday afternoon, and within my search, I was not expecting to stumble upon a $4,500 Cheeto on eBay.

The chip was shaped like Chester Cheetah, I got a good chuckle out of it, and was about to move on with my day, until I saw that there was also a Cheeto shaped like Chester playing baseball, selling for $2,700. After that I was led to a Cheeto shaped like Super Mario, and another shaped like a fox sniffing the ground.

Before I knew it, I was trapped in a wormhole of randomly-shaped Cheetos, selling for exorbitant prices you’d see for work at a contemporary art gallery.

Apparently, a strange black market for oddly-shaped Cheetos exists.

Does anybody buy these Cheetos? Doubtful, but the fact that there are pages upon pages of people attempting to sell these snacks for hundreds, even thousands of dollars, is insane.

As with most things in life, this Cheeto phenomena could probably be traced back to Harambe.

In February 2017, a year after we lost our dear sweet Harambe, an actual bidding war took place for a Harambe-shaped Cheeto.

The Cheeto’s resemblance was uncanny, and would make you think, ‘Is this really Harambe reincarnated into a cheesy snack?’

OK, maybe not, but the Cheeto was significant enough to garner 115 eBay bids, and a final bid of $99,900.

The Harambe Cheeto seller had a hard time actually getting hold of winning bidder, according to TMZ, but he did have 36 bidders that eBay snaked down until someone paid something.

If you see a Harambe Cheeto sell for damn near $100,000 you best believe someone’s going to try to be next in line for that type of eBay food hype.

Believe it or not, it took no more than two weeks for the next ridiculous random food bid to take place, as someone bought a McDonald’s Big Mac sauce bottle for $10,504.

 

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At the time, the bottle was a rarity with McDonald’s releasing a 10,000 bottle limited batch. Being extremely business savvy, the Big Mac sauce seller shipped the winning bidder a copy of his current mixtape, and planned to use the money to get rapper Young Thug to appear on his upcoming mixtape.

You can’t make this shit up.

Later that April, the eBay hype train hit again, this time with McDonald’s Szechuan sauce.

Before McDonald’s officially brought back its coveted Szechuan sauce, there was an underground scene of sellers selling the original sauces that released in the 90s.

The sauces returned to relevance after the Cartoon Network show Rick and Morty mentioned the sauce as part of a gag. They didn’t sell for quite as much as the great Harambe Cheeto, or the Big Mac sauce, though, mustering up a comparatively reasonable $199 bid at the time.

As we all know, McDonald’s later re-released the Mulan-inspired sauce, and while it slowly became more available to the public, at least that eBay bidder had one of the originals.

With all this rich recent history of making money selling ridiculous food items for thousands of dollars, we now see these hundreds of Cheetos, aimlessly floating in the eBay atmosphere, each hoping to be the next hit.

Will we ever see one hit the heights of Harambe? Who knows. Although there is a new Harambe Cheeto listed at $2,500. There are even 26 people watching it, granted it’s probably half the Buzzfeed staff waiting for it to sell so they can write seven two-paragraph articles, and post two quizzes titled something like, “Which Harambe-shaped food are you?”

Regardless if any of the oddly-shaped Cheetos sell or not, we can admire the entrepreneurial spirit and the imagination to see these shapes within their metallic polypropylene chip bags.

I’d punch you right now if I could.
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Fast Food News Restaurants What's New

McDonald’s New Sriracha Mac Sauce Is Bringing The Heat

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We’ve all become such big fans of McDonald’s iconic sauces that we’ll even buy bottles of them. This new sauce, however, may easily become a big hit fast.

McDonald’s is debuting a brand new Sriracha Mac Sauce that punches up the heat in their original Mac Sauce, giving us a fiery kick that should pair with the creamy condiment perfectly. The sauce, which you should be able to already find in restaurants, is going to be available in a variety of new menu items.

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The Sriracha Mac Sauce will be heavily featured in McDonald’s newest Signature Crafted sandwich option, Signature Sriracha. Crispy onions, baby spinach and kale, tomato, and white cheddar will compliment the new condiment on this new upscale option. Additionally, the sauce can be requested to dip into McNuggets or fries for a limited time.

Personally, I’m most excited about dipping the McNuggets into the Sriracha Mac Sauce, but all of the other options sound pretty fire as well.

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Bottled Big Mac, McChicken And Filet-O-Fish Sauces Now Available In McDonald’s Canada

Turns out that McDonald’s isn’t done distributing their bottled Big Mac Sauce just yet.

Following a successful campaign in which bottles of Big Mac sauce were distributed across the United States, McDonald’s Canada announced that they would begin selling bottles of sauce that go on three of McDonald’s signature sandwiches: the Big Mac, the McChicken, and the Filet-O-Fish.

The sauce bottles were revealed at the Grocery and Specialty Food West Show in Vancouver, Canada. The bottled condiments featuring McDonald’s versions of Thousand Island, mayonnaise, and tartar sauce respectively will be developed in tandem with Kraft Heinz, according to the Huffington Post.

McDonald’s Canada has confirmed that the bottles can be found on Canadian grocery shelves sometime this spring.

We’re definitely jealous that Canada gets first crack at buying these bottles, and are hoping that all three sauces make their way to the United States sometime soon.

In the meantime, if somebody in Canada would be kind enough to send us some, that would be great.

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Fast Food

You Can Buy McDonald’s Big Mac Sauce Bottle & This Guy’s MIXTAPE For $10,000

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In January, McDonald’s released a limited batch of 10,000 Big Mac Sauce botttles across the United States. Customers had to download an app to find the McDonald’s locations that were giving the bottles away.

A few lucky patrons who put in the work were able to get their hands on a bottle or two. Some even capitalized on the giveaway by selling off the bottles online, though leaving their burgers dry and unwanted.

One guy decided to not only sell the bottle, but throw in his mixtape as well.

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Bay user mrjohnacc decided to be one of many to throw the limited edition Big Mac Sauce bottle onto the auction site for a hefty sum of $10,504. However, unlike other sellers, he decided to also throw in an original mixtape with the bottle of burger sauce.

Here are some details from his sale.

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Wait, what’s that at the bottom?

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In a super sus turn of events, this dude threw a tiny disclaimer at the bottom of his descriptor.

Whether he’s not really giving out the Big Mac Sauce with the sale remains to be seen. We’d be a little more careful buying this bottle. Especially if you’re willing to drop $10,000 on it.

Hey, you can always just hit him up for a free mixtape though.

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Fast Food

Here’s Exactly Where To Find McDonald’s Limited Edition Big Mac Sauce Bottles

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Yesterday, we discovered McDonald’s major reveal for Jan. 26. The fast food chain will be releasing 10,000 limited-edition bottles of Big Mac Sauce to select McDonald’s locations in the United States.

Because 10,000 just isn’t that much, avid Mac Sauce fans will have to plan ahead to ensure they get their hands on one of the limited bottles.

After all, there’s definitely one less now that McDonald’s sent us one of those bottles:

McDonald’s created an iMessage app that highlights the nearest McDonald’s where the limited edition bottle will be available.

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Patrons will have to show up at the restaurant and share this secret code with the employee:

There’s a Big Mac for that.

If you’re nowhere near one of the participating locations, McDonald’s will be giving away a few bottles through social media promotions on their Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter accounts.

The bottles will be available on a” first come, first serve” basis while supplies last. We recommend checking your nearest McDonald’s hours ahead of tomorrow’s launch to get an idea when to arrive, since McDonald’s hours vary across the country.

Best of luck to everyone trying tomorrow. Make sure to buss a move if you want that Mac Sauce.