Last year Americans went crazy for the Szechuan sauce after it was featured on a popular adult cartoon called “Rick and Morty.”
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The sauce was originally released for a limited time in 1998 to promote Disney’s Mulan.
Americans lined up for hours to get the sauce. Due to shortages, people took to the streets to protest demanding more sauce. Someone on eBay even paid $14,700 for an original packet of sauce from 20 years ago.
However, Chinese people are not responding to the sauce with the same enthusiasm. The general consensus online is that the sauce lacks any chilli flavor. One Weibo user posted, “Do Americans not understand chilli sauce? This tastes like soy sauce.”