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McDonald’s new Jujutsu Kaisen themed dipping sauce

A brand-new McNuggets dipping sauce from McDonald’s was inspired by its Japanese restaurants and will make its debut next week.

Based on the Black Garlic Sauce served at McDonald’s restaurants in Japan, the new Special Grade Garlic Sauce has “notes of garlic and soy sauce, balanced with a slightly tangy sweetness,” Fox Business reports.

Beginning on July 9, this new sauce will be sold exclusively through the McDonald’s app beginning July 9.

The sauces are all the same, it’s just the lids that are different, Newstalk 1290 reports.

There will be eight characters from “Jujutsu Kaisen” on the garlic sauce bottles: Yuji Itadori, Megumi Fushiguro, Nobara Kugisaki, Satoru Gojo, Kento Nanami, Suguru Geto, Mahito, and Sukuna. 

According to Dexerto, “Jujutsu Kaisen” is a Japanese anime series that airs on Crunchyroll here in the U.S.. The supernatural components of the Jujutsu Kaisen universe are divided into “Grades,” which represent their strength. 

Following the success of their campaign with Rick and Morty, which saw the return of their infamous Szechuan sauce, McDonald’s has reportedly been creating an increasing number of special sauces inspired by (or meant to promote) TV shows, according to ScreenCrush.

CFO Ian Borden discussed the initiative in late April and said, per Fox Business, “By featuring our Chicken McNuggets alongside a new dipping sauce, theme package, and bonus gaming content with a mobile app purchase, we created brand excitement and lifted McNuggets category sales.”

(Correction: An earlier version of this story indicated the sauce would be available at all McDonald locations in Michigan.)

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