McDonald’s Big Mac Sauce Is Basically Just Thousand Island Dressing

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McDonald’s is giving away 10,000 bottles of its Big Mac special sauce. The fast food chain is doing the giveaway as a promotion for its new Big Mac sandwiches, the Grand Mac and the Big Mac Junior.

The roll-out of the new Big Mac sandwiches and the sauce giveaway come after news that only 1 in 5 millennials have actually tried a Big Mac.

To get a limited time bottle, you can follow McDonald’s social media pages, or download its app called “McDonald’s Special Sauce Finder.”

Once you find the location, you tell them to secret code phrase: “There’s a Big Mac for that.” If they have a bottle, they’ll give it to you.

The bottles of Big Mac special sauce will be available Thursday at participating locations around the country.

Eye Opener TV managed to get one of the bottles, and we immediately discovered something interesting. McDonald’s special sauce isn’t too “special.” Take a look at the label:


Yep. It’s basically just mayonnaise, pickle relish, mustard, spices and a bunch of sugar. The ingredients are pretty similar to those in this Thousand Island dressing.

By the way: the nutrition label is clearly wrong. It says it has zero grams of sugar, but the third and fourth ingredients are corn syrup.

How Does It Taste?

We were curious to know how close these limited edition bottles taste to the real deal. Turns out, it’s pretty spot on!

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